Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

“We are here” analyses how contemporary art changed the way we see the world

(Chicago, US) A three-part exhibition, “We are here” draws pieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s collection to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Featuring artists from different countries and generations, including PIPA Prize 2011 participants Ricardo Basbaum and Jonathas de Andrade (who was also a Finalist then), the group show explores the potential of art to alter our perceptions.

Featuring 18 artists, “Atopía” deals with the notions of migration, heritage and displacement

(Lima, Peru) “Atopía” literally means “without a place” or “out of place”. It is thus negotiating concepts such as origin, heritage, migration and cultural ambiguities that “Atopía” opens next Tuesday at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Lima (MAC). The show features works by 18 artists, including last year’s PIPA Prize winner Paulo Nazareth and 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade.

Group show in Vienna discusses the relationship between art, culture and media

(Vienna, Áustria) The starting point of “Welt Kompakt? Out of Brazil”, on view at Museumsquartier Wien, was a deep research into Latin America, an effort that included meetings with artists and activists such as PIPA Prize nominees Fabiana Faleiros, Jaime Laureano and Luiz Roque. The result is a group show that questions the relationship between contemporary art and the processes of cultural and media adoption.

“Sobreexposición” discusses the role of the image in contemporary age

(Montevideo, Uruguay) Has the art of self-portraiture become banal after the explosion of the selfie? Without the intention of developing a moralizing thesis or reaching a factual conclusion, “Sobreexposición”, currently on view at the Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, investigates the subject, proposing a dialogue by putting together works that reflect upon the excess of self-portraits and portraits today. Fifteen artists participate in the show, including PIPA Prize 2015 nominee Felipe Cama.

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