Exhibition view of "Lost and Found", Villa Aymoré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018 Gabriela Davies

The PIPA Institute opens “Lost and Found”, featuring pieces from its collection

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

The PIPA Institute opens its collection to the public again starting this Saturday, June 2nd, at 3 pm, at Villa Aymoré. Showcasing works by Berna Reale, Marco Antonio Portela, Paulo Nazareth, Shima and Virginia de Medeiros, “Lost and Found” discusses the building of identities in the contemporary world – where, in the words of the PIPA Institute curator Luiz Camillo Osorio, “we are both merchandise and fabulation, subject and object, product and process.”

“It is unquestionable that we are all tired of so much representation. In the exhaustion of identity, seeking to displace models and images is part of the inherent politics of the arts,” writes Camillo, also responsible for selecting the pieces on view, in the introductory text to the show. “The artists featured here work with images of themselves that go against narcissism.”

Thirteen in total, the photographs and videos exhibited split the space of the Jacaranda Art Club with another group show, “Interfluxos – Colapso como Perspectiva” [Interfluxus – Colapsus as Perspective]. Curated by Luiz Guilherme Vergara (who took part in the first PIPA Prize Nominating Commitee, in 2010), the exhibition presents the discoveries and processes of the “artists-slash-researches” Anita Sobar, Denise Adams, Diana Kolker, Não fui eu, Karen Aquini and Lívia Moura during their Master’s in Contemporary Art Studies at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). The participants combine theory and practice (thus becoming “agent-activators”, according to Vergara) when discussing art, society, and the dilemmas of contemporary life.

– To be able to show in a non-academic space processes and dynamics that usually take place within the university is a new, interesting proposal – says Camillo, pointing that “Influxos” can be considered an unfolding of a project coordinated by Vergara in 2001 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói (MAC), appropriately titled “The Artist-Researcher” (“O Artista Pesquisador”, in Portuguese). – It’s important for PIPA to be close to these initiatives which bring young artists to the exhibit space. I believe this will be a fruitful partnership, and I foresee new outspreads coming from it. See some exhibition views of “Lost and Found” below:

“Lost and Found”, group show featuring Berna Reale, Marco Antonio Portela, Paulo Nazareth, Shima and Virginia de Medeiros
Curated by Luiz Camillo Osorio
On view from June 2nd through August 25th, 2018
Opening: Saturday, June 2nd, at 3pm

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“Interfluxos – Colapso como Perspectiva, group show featuring Anita Sobar, Denise Adams, Diana Kolker, Não fui eu, Karen Aquini and Lívia Moura
Curated by Luiz Guilherme Vergara
On view from June 2nd through August 25th, 2018
Opening: Saturday, June 2nd, at 3pm

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