(Rio de Janeiro, RJ)
One of the most important art fairs in Latin America, ArtRio, reaches its seventh edition next Thursday, September 14th, featuring approximately 70 national and international galleries. The event, which takes place in Marina da Glória until the 17th, also offers a series of parallel activities to its visitants.
The galleries which participate in ArtRio 2017 were divided in four sectors. The first, “Panorama”, is the main space of the event, featuring well-established galleries from all around the world and the most important art spaces in Rio and São Paulo. “Vista”, on the other hand, showcases younger galleries, while “Solo” and “Mira” are dedicated to pop culture and videoart respectively.
The artists represented by these galleries are very different amongst themselves, ranging from newly discovered professionals to those with a solid career in the art world. Either way, many have been nominated to PIPA Prize. Such is the case, for example, of Antonio Bokel and Gustavo Speridião, whose works will be displayed at the Mercedes Viegas booth; Bruno Dunley, Berna Reale, Cao Guimarães, Eduardo Coimbra, Laura Vinci and Raul Mourão, to be seen at Nara Roesler’s space in the fair; and Eduardo Berliner, Ivan Grilo, Mariana Palma, Nino Cais, Sandra Cinto and Vânia Mignone, represented by Casa Triângulo. A PIPA Prize Award Jury member in 2012, Waltercio Caldas also participates in ArtRio 2017, exhibiting works at the Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte booth.
Besides the fair itself, ArtRio 2017 also presents activities for art lovers, collectors or those who are simply curious about contemporary art during the time of the event. One of the them is the Art Gallery Integrated Circuit (CIGA, in Portuguese), which promotes meetings between artists, open talks and vernissages in the main galleries in the city on September 11th and 12th. Also on the 12th, ArtRio inaugurates the show “Intervenções” (“Interventions”) at the MAM-Rio gardens. This is the fifth year in a row in which the event brings Brazilian contemporary art to public spaces. Last but not least, a special booth in the fair will be showcasing the works produced by the three young winners of the 5º Prêmio FOCO Bradesco ArtRio, a partnership between the fair and the Bradesco bank.