(Basel, Switzerland) Art Basel’s 48th edition starts next week, presenting 291 leading international galleries from all of the six continents. Announced in February, the gallery list includes 17 newcomers, three of them from Asia and one from Africa, and five Brazilian galleries, A Gentil Carioca, Bergamin & Gomide, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Marilia Razuk and Galeria Luisa Strina, many of whom will be showcasing works by PIPA Prize nominees.
(São Paulo, Brazil) In one room, the beauty. In the next, the foul. The apparently simplified division is one of the strategies of the group show “A Bela e a Fera” to investigate the concept of beauty in today’s time. Featuring eight artists – more than half of them nominated to PIPA Prize, Bruno Dunley, Erika Verzutti, Luiz Roque, Pedro França and Sofia Borges –, the exhibition that opened this week at Central Galeria was curated by painter and print-maker Leda Catunda.