(Lagos, Nigeria) It is hoping to revisit the delicate relationship between the Americas, the African coast and Europe that “The Atlantic Triangle” opened at Re.Le Gallery last weekend. Organised by Goethe-Institut Lagos, the exhibition displays works by Nigerian, German and Brazilian artists (Arjan Martins, Dalton Paula, Vivian Caccuri and Jaime Lauriano, all PIPA Prize nominees) in an attempt to understand how the cultural dynamic and interdependence between these three regions used to work.
(São Paulo, Brazil) On display at the PIPA Prize 2016 Finalists Exhibition, the ready-made series “Products of Genocide” reappears in Nazareth’s newest solo show, which opens this Saturday at Mendes Wood DM. Besides the work – which will now be showcased inside resin boxes, in an analogy with the historical immobility of the questions these brand names brings –, the exhibition also presents a video, “Ol Ori Buruku”, and a series of illustrations, “Bestiary Capital”.
(New York, USA) The works recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) make up the exhibition “Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection”, on view through July 30th this year. Bringing together works by fifteen artists – amongst them, Jonathas de Andrade, PIPA Prize Finalist in 2011 – produced in the last decade, the exhibition addresses themes of social protest, the effect of history on the formation of identity, and how art juxtaposes fact and fiction.
(Sérignan, France) Maria Laet, who runs for PIPA Prize for the fourth time this year, participates in “The Life Aquatic”, group show curated by Sandra Patron which opened last month at the Musée Regional D’Art Contemporain (MRAC). The exhibition, whose title was borrowed from Wes Anderson’s homonymous movie, explores Man’s ambivalent relationship with the sea, at once a setting for fantasies, rituals and tales, but also for fights that are often lost against the immensity of the ocean.