(Yogyakarta, Indonesia) The 14th Biennale Jogja started this week, and its main exhibition features the work of many PIPA Prize nominees, including former finalists and winners, namely Rodrigo Braga, Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado, Clara Ianni, Ícaro Lira, Jonathas de Andrade, Leticia Ramos, Lourival Cuquinha, Virginia de Medeiros and Yuri Firmeza.
(Mexico City, Mexico) Marcelo Cidade participates in the exhibition “Monuments, anti-monuments and new public sculpture”, held at Chopo University Museum. Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, member of the PIPA Prize 2015 Award Jury, the exhibition invites viewers to rethink the issues surrounding the occupation of public space.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) continues its programmatic focus on the relationship between art, music, and politics with its new exhibition “Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance”. Inspired by the vital history of music in Detroit and the legacy of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, “Sonic Rebellion” connects Detroit’s musical and political histories with a wide range of artworks by artists such as, PIPA 2010 and 2011 nominee Marcelo Cidade and PIPA 2014 and 2016 nominee Vivian Caccuri, namely, her artwork TabomBass (2016).
(Lima, Peru) Last Friday, the Mario Testino Museum (MATE) opened its doors to Brazilian-born Eli Sudbrack with his exhibition “avaf – abstract fetishized Andean travelers”. The solo exhibition is curated by Kiki Mazuchelli, a member of PIPA’s Nominating Committee last year and an invited member of the PIPA Prize Board this year.
Every year, PIPA Prize’s Board invites from five to seven contemporary art specialists to compose the Award Jury. They will be responsible for choosing PIPA Prize’s great winner among the four finalists: Antonio Obá, Bárbara Wagner, Carla Guagliardi and Éder Oliveira. Meet who are the members of this edition’s Award Jury in this post.
The time to meet the winner of PIPA Prize 2017 is near. But did you know that the four finalists also run for another award, PIPA Prize Popular Vote, worth R$24,000? Get down to the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro: you only have until this Sunday to vote for your favorite finalist.
(Cape Town, South Africa) After all the political and cultural scandals that succeed one another on Brazilian news everyday, “How to remain silent?”. The question guides a group show of the same name on view at A4 Arts Foundation. Featuring PIPA Prize 2015 Winner Virginia de Medeiros, it showcases works by Brazilian artists who investigate new ways of living in society.
(Brussels, Belgium) The exhibition synchroniCITIES: BXL-SP, featuring 12 artists, half based in Brussels, the other half from São Paulo, opens in Brussels this Friday. Amongst the works, which highlight the various possibilities of the video medium today, are video installations by Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima.
Born in a small town in the North of the country, Éder Oliveira has been researching since 2004 what he calls the “identity of the Amazonian man” through monumental, monochromatic paintings. Here, he talks to Luiz Camillo Osorio about his background, his relationship with street art, and the reception of his work across the globe.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Sexuality has permeated art history in more ways than we can count. “Histórias da Sexualidade”, which opened at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) this Thursday, showcases works by more than 60 artists to tell some of these stories.