(Beijing, China) “This is the time for China and Brazil to come to know each other through contemporary art,” states the pamphlet for “Troposphere – Chinese and Brazilian Contemporary Art”. Featuring 42 artists, this is the first large-scale exhibition of Brazilian contemporary art in China.
(Lisbon, Portugal) Museu de Lisboa presents “Potência e Adversidade” [Potency and Adversity], group show featuring over 80 artworks by Latin American artists. Showcasing works from different periods, starting in the 70s and going all the way until today, the exhibition aims to draw a non-stigmatized panorama of Latin American art.
(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.
(Miami, USA) The exhibition “New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists”, on view until next friday, August 25th, at the Rubell Family Collection, is a result of the Rubells’ extensive research trips to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and features works which address universal environmental, social and political concerns by 12 up-and-coming artists: Lucas Arruda, Thiago Martins de Melo, Sonia Gomes, André Komatsu, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Maria Nepomuceno, Solange Pessoa, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Marina Rheingantz, Eli Sudbrack, Erika Verzutti and PIPA Prize 2016 winner Paulo Nazareth.
(Miami, USA) The Rubell Family Collection Museum presents—timed to Art Basel Miami Beach—the exhibition “New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists”. The show is a result of the Rubells’ extensive research trips to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and features works which address universal environmental, social and political concerns by 12 up-and-coming artists: Lucas Arruda, Thiago Martins de Melo, Sonia Gomes, André Komatsu, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Maria Nepomuceno, Solange Pessoa, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Marina Rheingantz, Eli Sudbrack, Erika Verzutti and PIPA Prize 2016 winner Paulo Nazareth.
(Prato, Italy) The concept of this annual manifestation is the idea that we have today about borders, therefore an issue of our days very much but also discussed and controversial. It arises from an idea of the art director Fabio Migliorati and it can be summed up in the phrase “Anything to declare?” that can be found in every border. The solo exhibition, by André Komatsu, is an event to celebrate the opening of the Pecci Museum, in Prato, Italy. The Brazilian artist’s sculptures and installations employ architectural and design forms to critique prevalent social orders. A recurrent motif in his oeuvre, the concrete wall symbolizes the stagnant bureaucracy and roadblocks that create social imbalance, while his appropriation of modernist forms highlights the failures of idealism promulgated by past art-historical movements.
Next Friday we will announce the names of PIPA 2016 finalists. Four artists were selected by the Board, out of this year’s participating artists, based on number of nominations, participation in previous editions of the Prize and in their trajectories. The finalists will participate in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro from 3rd September until 13rd November, and will be competing in two categories: PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition.
André Komatsu, Ivan Grilo, Marcelo Cipis, Marilá Dardot, Nino Cais and Odires Mlászho have their artworks spread out across the many sectors in arteBA, one of the leading art fairs in the world and dedicated mainly to Latin-American production.
(Glasgow, United Kingdom) At the exhibition parallels are drawn between contemporary São Paulo, Komatsu’s birthplace and historic Glasgow. This seeks to question notions of progress and commerce, betterment for some and a more provisional existence for others.
From tomorrow (15th) until friday (19th February), we will be announcing the nominees who will compete for the seventh edition of the Prize. There are 76 artists, 1 artist collective, 28 women and 47 men. 30 have been invited to participate in the Prize for the first time, whilst 46 have participated in previous editions. 5 nominees have been finalists in previous editions. Learn more.