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Marcelo Jácome in solo show in Switzerland

(Basel, Switzerland) An installation consisting of 1250 kites linked to the floor occupies the exhibition space of the Brasilea Foundation until November 2nd. The installation is part of “Dimension of color”, solo show by Marcelo Jácome, nominated for PIPA Prize 2014. The exhibition also feature another two installations and about 42 works on wood and paper.

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ArtRio’s seventh edition starts this week

(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.

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Jacaranda, in Villa Aymoré, presents group show featuring 14 artists

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In order to celebrate the opening of the group show “Grid”, Jacaranda, located in Villa Aymoré, promotes a get-together between its participating artists and curator (and twice PIPA Prize Nominating Committee member) Felipe Scovino this Saturday. The exhibition displays works by 14 artists – five of them PIPA Prize nominees, Ana Holck, André Komatsu, José Bechara, Lucia Koch and Raul Mourão –, all based in the concept of the grid.

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Antonio Obá in conversation with Luiz Camillo Osorio

Three weeks before the opening of the PIPA Prize 2017 exhibition at MAM-Rio – the show begins on September 23rd –, PIPA Institute Curator Luiz Camillo Osorio starts a series of exclusive talks with this edition’s four finalists. The first artist to be interviewed is Antonio Obá. Born in Ceilândia, in the outskirts of Brasília, his work delves into the Brazilian religious universe, questioning the national myth that describes it as a syncretic mix between Catholicism and African faiths. Here, Obá talks performance, Afro-Brazilian art, positionality, and how art can – and should – surpass gallery walls.

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“Ex Situ. Samples of Life” discusses life conditions in an ever-shifting ecosystem

(Copenhagen, Denmark) At a time of accelerating transformations in global ecosystems, animals are forced to migrate and adapt themselves to a new environment, where nature, culture and technology are entangled. The discussion guides “Ex Situ. Samples of Life”, that starts this Sunday at the Copenhagen Contemporary. The exhibition showcases the works of 11 artists, including PIPA Prize 2016 nominee Pedro Wirz.

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Lucas Arruda presents recent paintings in his solo show in London

(London, UK) In his first solo show in London, at the David Zwirner Gallery, PIPA Prize 2012 nominee Lucas Arruda showcases recent, small-sized paintings that appear at once familiar and imaginary. The show starts this weekend and displays atmospheric landscapes and seascapes painted from memory, sceneries that, because of its lack of specific reference points, gain a dreamlike effect. Also on view is a projection involving painted slides.

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Group show presents a panorama of Brazilian contemporary art production

(Phoenix, US) The exhibition “Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art” presents one of the many possible constellations of artworks produced in Brazil from the 1990s to the 2010s. The group show starts today, September 1st, at the Phoenix Art Museum and gathers the works of over 50 artists, including 17 PIPA Prize nominees.

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Law in question in “Dura lex sed lex”, featuring 31 Latin American artists

(Rosario, Argentina) With pieces that date all the way from the 1960s to contemporaneity, “Dura lex sed lex” opens tomorrow at Centro Cultural Parque España featuring 31 artists from all over Latin America, including PIPA Prize nominees Filé de Peixe Collective, Lourival Cuquinha, Anton Steenbock, Alexandre Vogler and Gustavo von Ha. On view, works that debate the very notion of the law.

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