New on artists’ pages

This week was the deadline for the artists nominated for PIPA 2014, by the Nominating Committee to send the Agreement Term signed agreeing to the Prize’s Regulation.
The artists are now starting to send data to create pages for them here on the website.

Artists who have participated in other editions of the Prize may send updates to their pages, sending all kinds of data, such as images of works, videos, texts, biographies, resumes, etc..
Artists participating for the first time must submit at least six images and a text to create pages that allow the website’s visitors learn something about their works and trajectory. They can send all kind of information to make their pages more complete.

New pages and updates

Alice Miceli, Vanderlei Lopes and Zezão sent new data this week.

Alice Miceli

Alice Miceli, who was nominated four times ( 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014) has sent a new biography, new photos and 2 new videos.

The camera is the main art production tool for Alice Miceli—according to the curator Agnaldo Farias, she is interested “in the idea that the collapse of representations is responsible for the collapse of reality.” Her video works investigate memory based on physical residue from the past, and on images of historical facts which have turned commonplace from overexposure.

Vanderlei Lopes

Lopes was nominated for PIPA in 2012 and 2014. This week he sent new images of his works and also new updates on his resumé.

“In an era that alleges the end of history (which sounds somewhat contradictory – to talk of the existence of any human era outside history), in which our relation with time proves to be diffused and distinction between the permanent and the ephemeral becomes unsure, we might wonder what Vanderlei Lopes’ works speak about. They emulate the photographic instant, the threshold between the existence and dissolution of things. Uncertain times can only fit in the image, because there we realise how ghostly the instant can be, by establishing that which still exists and simultaneously starts to pass into inexistence.” by Guliherme Bueno in 2011, about Vanderlei Lopes’works.

Zezão

The first time nominee, Zezão is one of the leaders of Brazilian abstract graffiti. He grew up and works in Sao Paulo.

This intuitive artist first has a specific calligraphy, with which he always signs his name, is an abstract representation of a water source. Driving around the city, one can also see many of his different colorful styles of graffiti, painted alone or with his friends.
Since his Flops were discovered by the media in 2003, Zezão has displayed his work in New York, London and Paris, amongst others. However, while knowledgeable about graffiti, he is also involved in the making of photography, installation and video art.

Visit these artists’ pages:

- Alice Miceli
- Zezão

Watch the video “Home is where the Art is: Stories about Artistic Residencies”

Watch the release of another PIPA special video, part of a series created to stimulate and contribute to discussions and reflections on art.

In “Home is where the Art is: Stories about Artistic Residencies”, pieces of statements collected between 2010 and 2013 address artistic residency. Artists tell how their experiences with residency programmes influenced their thinking and working processes. Catalina Lozano – Gasworks coordinator in 2010 – gives a perspective from the other side of the story, of what she believes a residency should be for an artist. Tatiana Blass describes through Skype, directly from London, the period she participated in Gasworks’ programme.

Watch the video:

Still on artistic residencies, a conversation between Luiz Camillo Osorio and Rowan Geddis (Gasworks coordinator) was recorded in 2011, at MAM-Rio. Watch “PIPA 2011: Awards and residencies in debate”:

Special videos

This series was created in December 2011 and has, as one of its goals, the stimulation of discussion and reflection on different points of art as it happens nowadays.

Always made by Matrioska Films, the series of special videos brings stories related to art, whose themes emerge from video-interviews with the nominated artists, over the course of four years, such as “Inabilsmo”.

The series also addresses themes that come up from conversations between the Prize and Matrioska teams, like in “The bar owner”, “Charles’ cup of tea” and the most recent Interview with Nelson Leirner.

See the full list of Prize videos:access the videos page.

PIPA 2014 Participating artists | Final list

PIPA 2014 Artists

Adriano Motta
Alexandre Brandão
Alexandre Mazza
Alexandre Vogler
Alice Miceli
Aline Dias
Ana Mazzei
Ana Paula Oliveira
André Griffo
André Santangelo
Arjan Martins
Armando Queiroz
Arthur Scovino
Berna Reale
Beto Shwafaty
Bruno Schultze
Cao Guimarães
Clara Ianni
Cristián Silva-Avaria
Daniel de Paula
Daniel Escobar
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Diego de Santos
Eduardo Berliner
Eneida Sanches
Fabia Schnoor
Felipe Prando
Fernanda Quinderé
Fernando Mendonça
Gisele Camargo
Ivan Grilo
Laura Vinci
Layla Motta

Lourival Cuquinha
Luiz Roque
Maikel da Maia
Marcelo Jácome
Marcone Moreira
Marina Rheingantz
Marina Weffort
Maurício Ianês
Mayana Redin
Otavio Schipper
Pablo Ferretti
Paulo Nimer Pjota
Renato Pera
Roberto Winter
Rodrigo Bivar
Rodrigo Braga
Rodrigo Cunha
Ronald Duarte
Runo Lagomarsino
Sofia Borges
Tamar Guimaraes
Tamara Andrade
Thiago Martins de Melo
TOZ
Vanderlei Lopes
Virgílio Neto
Virgínia de Medeiros
Vivian Caccuri
Wagner Malta Tavares
Waleska Reuter
Wilian Santos
Yana Tamayo
Zezão

PIPA 2014 | Participating Artists

To run for PIPA, the artists must be indicated at least by a Nominating Committee 2014 member. They also must sign the Agreement Term in which they agree with PIPA 2014 Regulation and accomplish all the requirements of PIPA Coordination within the terms fixed.

Up until now, 35 artists have already signed the Agreement Term, and 9 of them had already participated in PIPA’s previous editions.

Check below the nominated artists who are already confirmed as PIPA 2014 Participating Artists.

(click on artist’s name link to visit his/her profile page, with picture of works, videos and more information)

Adriano Motta
Alexandre Vogler
Alice Miceli
Aline Dias
Ana Mazzei
André Griffo
André Santangelo
Arthur Scovino
Beto Shwafaty
Bruno Schultze
Daniel Escobar
Diego de Santos
Fabia Schnoor
Fernanda Quinderé
Fernando Mendonça
Gisele Camargo
Ivan Grilo

Laura Vinci
Gisele Camargo
Layla Motta
Maikel da Maia
Mayana Redin
Marcelo Jácome
Marina Rheingantz
Marina Weffort
Maurício Ianês
Otavio Schipper
Pablo Ferretti
Paulo Nimer Pjota
Tamara Andrade
Thiago Martins de Melo
TOZ
Virginia de Medeiros
Wagner Malta Tavares
Waleska Reuter
Yana Tamayo

New pages and updates for PIPA Artists 2014

The artists are already sending data for their profile pages here at the website.
Artists that have already participated in previous editions are also invited to updated their pages.

Among the first time nominees Beto Shwafaty and Laura Vinci have already sent their information and photos, and have already their profile pages here at the website.
Visit their pages to see images of their artworks and their resumés.

Gisele CamargoThiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares, who are returning Participating Artists, sent updates for their pages.

Gisele Camargo sent new images of her paintings.

Thiago Martins de Melo sent new images of recent works and amended his career’s text.

Wagner Malta Tavares has sent videos and added new information to his resumé.

Visit the artists’ pages, Beto Shwafaty, Gisele Camargo, Laura Vinci, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares to know more about them.

For the full list of PIPA 2014 Participating Artists, and to visit the other artists’pages, click here

Clipping | Financial Times list Brazilian artists names to watch

FT magazine, from The Financial Times,  has listed PIPA artists Renata Lucas (PIPA 2010 winner and PIPA 2011 Nominating Committee member), Marcius Galan (PIPA 2012 winner), André Komatsu (PIPA 2011 finalist), Cinthia Marcelle (PIPA 2010 finalist) and Jonathas de Andrade (PIPA 2011 finalist) as “Brazilian artists who are going global”, a new generation to keep up with due to their increasing international exposure and demand.

Read the full article below:

PIPA 2014 Nominated Artists | Complete list

The nominees were announced in three daily bulletins, to highlight every nominated artist. The bulletins were published here at our website, from Monday to Friday (24 – 28 March).

The artists who run for PIPA, are chosen by the members of the Nominating Committee 2014, which this year was composed by 31 art experts.
Each Committee member appointed up to 3 artists, having in mind PIPA’s goal of rewarding artists with recent trajectory, with work already in evidence, consistent and promising.

Only the nominated artists that sign the Term of Participation and accomplish all the requirements of PIPA Coordination within the terms fixed, are considered Participating Artists and may run for the awards.

Please read below the list of 71 nominated artists for the Prize’s fifth edition:

Adriano Motta
Alexandre Brandão
Alexandre Mazza
Alexandre Vogler
Alice Miceli
Aline Dias
Ana Mazzei
Ana Paula Oliveira
André Griffo
André Santangelo
Arjan Martins
Armando Queiroz
Arthur Scovino
Berna Reale
Beto Shwafaty
Bruno Schultze
Cao Guimarães
Carla Zaccagnini
Chelpa Ferro
Clara Ianni
Cristian Silva-Avaria
Daniel de Paula
Daniel Escobar
Daniel Steegman Mangrané
Diego de Santos
Edgard de Souza
Eduardo Berliner
Eneida Sanches
Fabia Schnoor
Felipe Prando
Fernanda Quinderé
Fernando Mendonça
Gisele Camargo
Ivan Grilo
Laura Vinci

Layla Motta
Lourival Cuquinha
Luiz Roque
Mayana Redin
Maikel da Maia
Marcelo Jácome
Marcone Moreira
Marina Rheingantz
Marina Weffort
Maurício Ianês
Nicolás Robbio
Otavio Schipper
Pablo Ferretti
Paulo Nimer Pjota
Renato Pera
Roberto Winter
Rodrigo Bivar
Rodrigo Braga
Rodrigo Cunha
Ronald Duarte
Runo Lagomarsino
Sofia Borges
Tamar Guimarães
Tamara Andrade
Thiago Martins de Melo
TOZ
Vanderlei Lopes
Virgilio Neto
Virginia de Medeiros
Vivian Caccuri
Wagner Malta Tavares
Waleska Reuter
Willian Santos
Yana Tamayo
Zezão

PIPA 2014 Nominees | 15th bulletin | Last one + full list

We have reached the end of the 2014 PIPA nominees announcements.
Counting the names published in this bulletin, we make up a list of 71 nominated artists for the Prize’s fifth edition.

As in the previous editions,  the nominees were announced in three daily bulletins, to highlight every nominated artist. The bulletins were published here at our website, from Monday to Friday (24 – 28 March).

The artists who run for PIPA, are chosen by the members of the Nominating Committee 2014, which this year was composed by 31 art experts.
Each Committee member appointed up to 3 artists, having in mind PIPA’s goal of rewarding artists with recent trajectory, with work already in evidence, consistent and promising.

Only the nominated artists that sign the Term of Participation and accomplish all the requirements of PIPA Coordination within the terms fixed, are considered Participating Artists and may run for the awards.

Please read below the nominees for this 15th bulletin:

  • Marina Weffort
  • Cao Guimarães
  • Roberto Winter (PIPA 2012 and 2013 nominee)
  • Rodrigo Cunha

 

PIPA 2014 Nominated Artists – see below the complete list: 

Adriano Motta
Alexandre Brandão
Alexandre Mazza
Alexandre Vogler
Alice Miceli
Aline Dias
Ana Mazzei
Ana Paula Oliveira
André Griffo
André Santangelo
Arjan Martins
Armando Queiroz
Arthur Scovino
Berna Reale
Beto Shwafaty
Bruno Schultze
Cao Guimarães
Carla Zaccagnini
Chelpa Ferro
Clara Ianni
Cristian Silva-Avaria
Daniel de Paula
Daniel Escobar
Daniel Steegman Mangrané
Diego de Santos
Edgard de Souza
Eduardo Berliner
Eneida Sanches
Fabia Schnoor
Felipe Prando
Fernanda Quinderé
Fernando Mendonça
Gisele Camargo
Ivan Grilo
Laura Vinci

Layla Motta
Lourival Cuquinha
Luiz Roque
Mayana Redin
Maikel da Maia
Marcelo Jácome
Marcone Moreira
Marina Rheingantz
Marina Weffort
Maurício Ianês
Nicolás Robbio
Otavio Schipper
Pablo Ferretti
Paulo Nimer Pjota
Renato Pera
Roberto Winter
Rodrigo Bivar
Rodrigo Braga
Rodrigo Cunha
Ronald Duarte
Runo Lagomarsino
Sofia Borges
Tamar Guimarães
Tamara Andrade
Thiago Martins de Melo
TOZ
Vanderlei Lopes
Virgilio Neto
Virginia de Medeiros
Vivian Caccuri
Wagner Malta Tavares
Waleska Reuter
Willian Santos
Yana Tamayo
Zezão

Special video | Interview with Nelson Leirner

It is on view at the Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art (MAM-Rio), until mid-April, Acervo MAM – Obras restauradas” ["Collection MAM-Rio - Restored Works"]. The exhibition presents thirteen works  all damaged by the museum’s fire in the late 70s. Twelve of them were restored, but one, a work by the Brazilian artist Nelson Leirner had a replica made by himself .

The work is “Homage to Fontana”. It is one of the best-known works of Brazilian Pop art. It imitates the format of a work on canvas but is made from fabric and zips. As the title suggests, it represents a somewhat tongue-in-cheek tribute to Italian artist Lucio Fontana. While Fontana punctured or sliced the canvas to create a new space beyond the surface of the painting, Leirner’s work is partially unzipped to reveal three additional panels of differently coloured fabric (red, pink and yellow).

Watch the video, in which Leirner talks about the project and brings a bit of his critical perspective on the art circuit.

Watch other special videos made exclusively by Matrioska Filmes for PIPA.

About Nelson Leirner (text from Itau Cultural)

Nelson Leirner (São Paulo SP 1932). Intermedia artist. From 1947 to 1952, he lived in the United States, where he studied textile engineering at the Lowell Technological Institute, in Massachusetts, leaving before completion. On returning to Brazil, he studied painting under Joan Ponç (1927 – 1984), in 1956, and briefly attended the Atelier-Abstração [Studio-Abstraction], of Flexor (1907 – 1971), in 1958. In 1966, he founded the Grupo Rex [Rex Group], together with Wesley Duke Lee (1931), Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998), Carlos Fajardo (1941), José Resende (1945) and Frederico Nasser (1945). In 1967, he held the Exhibition-Non-Exhibition event, a happening that marked the end of the group, in which he offered his works for free to the public. In the same year, he sent a stuffed pig to the 4th Modern Art Salon of Brasília and publicly questioned, through the Jornal da Tarde [Evening Newspaper], the standards of judgment that led the jury to accept the work. He produced his first multiples, with canvas and zipper mounted on a frame. He was also one of the first artists to use billboards as supports for artworks. For political reasons, he closed the special room dedicated to him at the 10th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo [São Paulo International Biennial], in 1969, and turned down an invitation for the 1971 edition. In the 1970s, he created allegories of the contemporary political scene in a series of drawings and engravings. In 1974, he exhibited the series, A Rebelião dos Animais [The Rebellion of the Animals], with works harshly criticizing the military regime, for which he was awarded a prize from the São Paulo Art Critics Association – APCA, for best proposal of the year. In 1975, the APCA commissioned him a work to be delivered as a prize to recipients but it was rejected on the grounds that it had been made in Xerox, leading artists to skip the ceremony in protest. From 1977 to 1997, he taught at the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation – Faap, in São Paulo, where he played a significant role in the education of several generations of artists. He moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1997, supervising the basic course of the Visual Arts School of the Lage Park – EAV/Parque Lage, until the following year.

Critical Commentary
Nelson Leirner is the son of the sculptress Felícia Leirner (1904 – 1996) and the businessman Isaí Leirner. Since childhood, modern art was present in his life. His parents helped to found the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo – MAM/SP [Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo] and mixed with most of the Brazilian avant-garde. This proximity did not immediately awake Leirner’s interest in art, however. He only decided to become an artist in the 1950s, motivated by the work of Paul Klee (1879 – 1940). In 1956, he began to take lessons in painting from Joan Ponç (1927 – 1984). Two years later, he briefly attended the Ateliê Abstração of Flexor (1907 – 1971), but was unimpressed with the courses. His canvases approached the informal abstraction of painters such as Alberto Burri (1915 – 1995) and Antoni Tàpies (1923). From 1961 to 1964, he continued to research into materials, albeit in another direction. Interested in Dadaist poetics, he produced his paintings with objects collected in the street, generating the Apropriações [Appropriations] series.

In 1964, the artist abandoned painting and began to work with ready-made industrially manufactured elements. He gathered utilitarian objects and shifted their meaning, as in Que Horas são D. Candida [What time is it, Mrs. Candida] (1964). His works lie between the sculpture and the object. Two years later, the participation of the spectator was incorporated into works such as Você Faz Parte I and II [You're Included I and II] (1966). Also in 1966, he founded the Grupo Rex [Rex Group], with Wesley Duke Lee (1931- ), Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998), Frederico Nasser (1945- ), José Resende (1945- ) and Carlos Fajardo (1941- ). The collective promoted happenings and published the journal Rex Time. The group grappled with problems such as the relationship between art and the market, institutions and the public. All of this was approached on the basis of the radical languages of the 1960s.

In 1967, he staged the exhibition Da Produção em Massa de uma Pintura [On the Mass Production of a Painting]. He showed the series Homenagem a Fontana [Homage to Fontana], one of the first series of multiples in the country. These ‘paintings’ were produced industrially and were made of zippers and fabrics, objects which traditionally lack artistic properties. In the same year, he submitted his Porco Empalhado [Stuffed Pig] to the 4th Salon of Modern Art of Brasília, the jury of which accepted the work. Leirner questioned the result and called for an explicit manifestation of the admission criteria for the exhibition, causing a dispute with critics such as Mário Pedrosa (1900 – 1981) and Frederico Morais (1936- ), known as the “critics’ happening”.

From the 1970s onwards, the questioning nature of his work shifted from direct action to an allegorical sense, which often involved eroticism. The happening had less of presence than drawing and installation. During this period, Leirner devoted himself to other languages, such as design, multiples and experimental cinema.

The presence of elements of Brazilian popular culture, notable in his work since the 1960s, grew from the 1980s onwards. In 1985, he realised the installation O Grande Combate [The Great Combat], in which he used images of saints, Afro-Brazilian divinities, children’s dolls and replicas of animals. His intention was to convert what was considered banal into art. From 2000 onwards, his work has appropriated artistic images trivialised by the consumer society. In a good-humoured way, he deals with reproductions of the Mona Lisa (1503/1506) of Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) and the Fountain (1917) by Marcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968) as an artistic theme. With the same irony, the artist reproduces images of the Brazilian Concretist tradition on cowhide, in the Construtivismo Rural [Rural Constructivism] series.

“Acervo MAM – obras restauradas” ["MAM Collection - restored works"]

The exhibition brings together 13 works from its collection prior to 1978, by domestic and international artists, recently restored with the support of Pró-Artes Visuais 2012.

February 8 – April 13

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85.
Parque do Flamengo.
Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brazil
Tel: (+5521) 2240-4944

Working Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: from 12PM to 06PM;
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: from 12 PM to 07 PM.

More information: www.mamrio.org.br


 

 

 

PIPA 2014 Nominees | 14th bulletin

The list of PIPA 2014 nominees is nearly complete. This is the fourteenth bulletin, out of 15.
The announcements end today, with the last bulletin going out at 6pm.

As in the previous editions, we announce the nominees in daily bulletins, to highlight every nominated artist. The bulletins are published exclusively at our website, always at 11am, 3pm and 7pm (GMT-3). The order in which the names are shown is not indicative of ranking and the names were randomly selected among the nominees.

The artists who run for PIPA, are chosen by the members of the Nominating Committee 2014, which this year was composed by 31 art experts.
Each Committee member appointed up to 3 artists, having in mind PIPA’s goal of rewarding artists with recent trajectory, with work already in evidence, consistent and promising.

We will publish all the names sent by the members of the Nominating Committee 2014.

Only the nominated artists that sign the Term of Participation and accomplish all the requirements of PIPA Coordination within the terms fixed, are considered Participating Artists and may run for the awards.

Please read below the nominees for this 14th bulletin:

We kindly ask to the artists whose names are listed above to get in touch through the email: premiopipa@gmail.com .

The artists whose names are underlined ( indicating link) have participated on PIPA previous editions, therefore have pages on our website. Click on the name of the artist to visit his/her profile page where you can find videos, pictures and texts about him/her.

This is the second bulletin of the last day of the PIPA 2014 nominees announcements. There are only one bulletin to be published, tonight at 6pm, to make up this edition’s full list of nominees.

Click here to see the full list of the announced nominees so far.