(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.
Presenting over sixty thematically linked exhibitions, “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” starts this month across various venues in Southern California. The project addresses issues about the relations between Latin American art and Latino heritage and culture in the US, and has a special place for Brazil in its program: at least four exhibitions are solely devoted to the country’s art and culture.
(Lisbon, Portugal) Lisbon’s annual videoart festival “FUSO: Anual de Videoarte Internacional de Lisboa” opens its ninth edition next Tuesday, featuring no less than nine PIPA Prize nominees. Works by Cao Guimarães, Ayrson Heráclito, Éder Santos, Regina Parra, Tamar Guimarães, Clara Ianni, Gabriel Mascaro, Jonathas de Andrade and Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca will be screened in the course of the five-day programme.
(São Paulo, Brazil) The exhibition “Ways of Seeing Brazil: Itaú Cultural celebrates 30” showcases three decades of existence of the institution dedicated to Brazilian art and culture and highlights the series of activities carried out by the institution since it foundation in 1987. This will be the largest selection from the Itaú Unibanco Art Collection ever exhibited together, with over 750 works occupying the entire 10,000 meters area of the Oca, one of São Paulo’s architectural symbols designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
(Venice, Italy) Defined by curator Christine Macel as “a Biennale designed with artists, by artists and for artists”, the 57th Biennale di Venezia, opens for preview tomorrow, May 10th – the official opening happens three days later, in the 13th. This years’ show presents works by five Brazilian artists, Ernesto Neto, Paulo Bruscky, Erika Verzutti, Ayrson Heráclito and Cinthia Marcelle. The latter, a PIPA Prize finalist in 2010, occupies the entire Brazilian pavilion in the show.
(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.
This week, we released two interviews with Pipa 2016 nominated artists: Ayrson Heráclito and Luiza Baldan (who is a PIPA 2016 finalist). Heráclito, who is a PIPA nominee for the third time, talks about what he understands as art and his work, which in recent times have had an artistic and at the same time religious bias. Luiza Baldan talks about the displacement issue and the importance of the text in her works. Watch these exclusive interviews for PIPA Prize.
This week, we released an interview with Ayrson Heráclito, who is a PIPA nominee for the third time, and he talks about what he understands as art and his work, which in recent times have had an artistic and at the same time religious bias. The artist has participated in an exhibition in Germany where he cleaned people with popcorn, simulating a religious ritual in Bahia. Watch the video and learn more.
PIPA Institute, in partnership with Camden Sentido, will be exhibiting an online screening programme. Curated by Luiz Camillo Osorio, the screenings, exclusive to our website, will be on view throughout the months of June to October. Ten artists were selected and their works will be shown in pairs. This second screening features the works “Buruburu” by Ayrson Heráclito and “Metade da Fala no Chão – piano” by Tatiana Blass.
PIPA will be participating in Camden Sentido, an annual arts programme hosted by the Borough of Camden, London. To coincide with the 2016 Rio Para/Olympics and the São Paulo Art Biennale, this year Camden will highlight all things Brazil, linking together the spirit of Brazil with the spirit of Camden. PIPA will be participating in the event with an online screening programme curated by Luiz Camillo Osorio, who has selected 10 artist’s videos to be showcased online, exclusive to our website, throughout the months of June to October. The artists have been chosen from those participating in PIPA Prize from 2010 – 2016 and in accordance to the theme ‘Brazil – one country, many worlds’.