Helio Oiticica. Metaesquema 214. 1957.

Cinthia Marcelle participates in “Punto de Partida”, with works from the Coppel Collection

(Madrid, Spain) A selection of works from the Isabel & Agustín Coppel Collection is presented in “Punto de Partida”, which opens next Tuesday, February 21st, at Fundación Banco Santander. The exhibition, which was curated by Magnolia de la Garza and Patrick Charpenel, presents over 120 works by 57 artists. Amongst them, Brazilian artists Helio Oiticica and Cinthia Marcelle, PIPA Prize 2010 Finalist who will occupy the Brazilian pavilion in the 57th Biennale di Venezia all by herself.

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Nominating Committee 2017

This year’s Committee is composed of 25 members; renowned professionals, Brazilian and foreigners, who work with contemporary art; artists, collectors, curators, professors, critics and gallerists. The members of the Nominating Committee, who are annually invited by PIPA’s Board, are asked to nominate up to three artists each to participate in this year’s edition of the Prize, they must…


Five Brazilian artists to participate in the 57th Biennale di Venezia

(Venice, Italy) Starting three months from now, in May 13th, the 57th Biennale di Venezia has just released their artist list for this edition’s central show, and four Brazilian artists have made it: Ernesto Neto, Paulo Bruscky, Ayrson Heráclito and Erika Verzutti. Asides from them, Cinthia Marcelle, finalist in the first edition of PIPA Prize, too participates in the biennial, but in the national pavillions section—she will occupy the Brazilian stand all by herself.

Marcelo Cidade. Confortável Conformismo, 2016/2017.

Mexican contemporary art fair Zona Maco takes place this week

(Mexico City, Mexico) One of the most important contemporary art fairs in Latin America, the 13th edition of Zona Maco goes until this Sunday, February 12th. Participate in the fair over 120 international galleries, mostly from Mexico City and New York—the São Paulo-based Galeria Vermelho is the only Brazilian gallery to take part in the fair, showcasing in its space the works of PIPA Prize 2010 and 2011 nominee Marcelo Cidade amongst others.

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Pedro Wirz sets out for a less scientific understanding of the world in group show

(Bern, Switzerland) Embracing a view of the world contrary to the scientism that reigns in contemporaneity, “Look, all this is fraud”, group show that features PIPA Prize 2016 nominee Pedro Wirz, opens this Saturday, February 11th, in Milieu, a non-profit art space in Bern. Together with other seven artists—Victoria Adam, Jan Kiefer, Dominic Michel, Adrien Missika, Yves Scherer, Philipp Simon and Marlen Keller, whose work “Alex” (2014) illustrates this post —Wirz sets out for a more emotional, irrational understanding of the world.

'A Família do Capitão Gervásio' [Captain Gervasio’s Family], Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj, 2013/2014. 16mm film, soundtrack, concrete and reclaimed wood. Installation view, 31st São Paulo Bienial, How to (…) things that don’t exist, 2014

“Captain Gervasio’s Family” a film by Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj

(Baltimore, USA) The many spirit mediums of Palmelo, a rural city in Central Brazil, are featured in “Captain Gervasio’s Family” (2013-2014), short made by the 6-times PIPA Prize nominee Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj and currently on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The film, which premiered at the 55th Venice Biennale’s main exhibition in 2013 and was featured at the 31st São Paulo Biennale in 2014, is a reflexive look at the mediums who communicate with the dead and engage in psychic healing practices at a spiritual centre known as Luz da Verdade (The Light of Truth).

João Castilho. "Progresso 1".

Group show presents works by four Brazilian photographers

(Brussels, Belgium) Featuring works by two PIPA Prize nominees, João Castilho and Pedro Motta, the exhibition “L’Autre Visage” is on view until the end of the month at Casa do Brasil, home of the Brazilian embassy in Belgium. A partnership between the embassy and one of the most important photography museums in Europe, the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, the group show also presents works by Pedro David and Rogério Reis.


Opavivará art collective facilitates “Transnomad” workshop at Jacaranda next week

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The art collective Opavivará, which recently had five of its works acquired by the Guggenheim Museum in New York, invites all to participate in the summer workshop “Transnomad”, to be held from the 6th to the 10th of February at Jacaranda, in Villa Aymoré. The workshop aims to guide its participants in the making of their own itinerant artworks, “transnomads, mobile modules, adapted handcarts, transsignified” transportation cells.

Luiz Zerbini. "Cabeça D'Água".

Luiz Zerbini showcases collages and large-scale paintings in London

(London, UK) The work of Luiz Zerbini—an important figure of the so-called Generation 80 in Brazil, which promoted a return to the painting medium in the 1980s—will be exhibited for the first time at the Stephen Friedman Gallery, in London. The show, named simply “Luiz Zerbini”, starts next Wednesday, February 8th, and presents both the large-scale paintings the artist became famous for, as well as some collages.

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