(Brussels, Belgium) Roland Barthes’ concept of neutrality guides the group show “Neither”, on view at Mendes Woods DM’s newest venue in Brussels. Featuring over 40 artists (including PIPA Prize nominees Adriano Costa and Lucas Arruda) and curated by Fernanda Brenner, every artwork in the exhibition “holds the seed of this floating ‘neutral’ in itself” by offering “a new kind of awareness, removed from binary oppositions.”
(Lisbon, Portugal) The mythical hat worn by Rui Chapéu (or Rui “Hat”), a famous snooker player in Brazil in the 1980, inspired the title of Adriano Costa‘s (three-times PIPA Prize nominee) latest solo show, “Chapéu Filosófico” [Philosophical Hat]. The exhibition ends this Saturday, February 25th, at Múrias Centeno, and features works that talk about art, the system of art, friends, relationships, drugs, and the codes and symbols we use to communicate today.
(Lisbon, Portugal) Rui Chapéu (or Rui “Hat”) was a famous snooker player in Brazil in the 1980s. His real name was, in fact, José Rui de Mattos Amorim; the “Hat” part was adopted after the white beret he wouldn’t take off. The mythical hat also inspired Adriano Costa’s latest solo show, “Chapéu Filosófico” [Philosophical Hat], which opens today at Múrias Centeno. According to Costa, Rui’s carefully choreographed moves at the billiard table “made me think about the need for pleasure when producing art”.
Adriano Costa presents paintings, works on paper, and a diversity of sculptures in “DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry”
(Los Angeles, USA) The exhibition will therefore reflect the booming and broken dream-state that is Los Angeles, the political and economic disasters facing Brazil at a moment when it is very much on the world stage, and the perennially decaying cornucopia of information that is the Internet, where a large part of the global population currently maintains a second residence.
(Los Angeles, USA) The exhibition features works made using a wide range of processes, and includes paintings, works on paper, and a diversity of sculptures, though it is impossible to relegate any given piece to a single one of these categories.
“DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry”, Adriano Costa’s first solo show in the United States will feature works made using a wide range of processes, and includes paintings, works on paper, and a diversity of sculptures. The exhibition will reflect the booming and broken dream-state that is Los Angeles, the political and economic disasters facing Brazil at a moment when it is very much on the world stage, and the perennially decaying cornucopia of information that is the Internet.
“Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today” highlights recently acquired works by more than 20 artists
(London, UK) With a focus on work made by artists born after 1968, in addition to several early pioneers who were active internationally in the 1960s and ’70s, the exhibition examines a diversity of creative responses by artists to complex, shared realities that have been influenced by colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, and social inequality, as well as by concurrent periods of regional economic wealth, development, and progress.
(New Jersey, USA) With over 60 pieces by 35 artists, the exhibition will explore several different facets of this approach. Highlights include a focus on “experimental” drawing with individual displays by the artists. The show offers a fascinating survey of current contemporary practices in Latin America.
(Berlin, Germany) The artist brings together sculpture, painting and video, ultimately aiming to use these as a way of drawing in space, delineating rhythmic lines, marks and words. Living in Berlin for a period of time prior to this exhibition, many of the show’s materials derive from the everyday objects encountered by the artist – toilet paper, food and clothing, to name but a few.
(London, UK) The show examines value systems and exchange mechanisms from a cultural, social and economic perspective. The exhibition explores the themes of international trade, travel and mobility, whilst examining the ‘real value’ of art and the system in which it is made and validated.