(Copenhagen, Denmark) PIPA Prize 2012 nominee Carla Zaccagnini and writer Santiago García Navarro’s new exhibition “I am also stepping on wet sand” explores the cultural life and legacy of Mar del Plata and Skagen in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The project developed into being mainly about erratic encounters at a distance and the failure of communication. The show combines their thoughts into a representational ecology of experience, moving forward as a cognitive collaboration between regions, space, and time.
(Copenhagen, Denmark) Is it possible to delineate a Nordic identity nowadays? The question guides the group show “Nordic Delights” (a play of words with the Turkish dessert “Turkish delight”), which opens this Saturday, January 14th, at the Fotografisk Center. Inviting photographers and visual artists who currently reside in the Nordic countries, but whose roots are elsewhere, the exhibition aims to question the idea of a general “homogeneity” between these countries’ art scenes.
(Nanjing, China) Carla Zaccagnini, PIPA Prize 2012 nominee, participates in the third edition of the Nanjing International Art Festival (NJIAF), an annual art festival that takes place in Nanjing, in the province of Jiangsu, China. An hour away from Shanghai, the festival happens in the southern part of Nanjing, around the Baijia Lake development. Privately-run, the NJIAF is funded by the Baijia Lake International Culture Investment Group, which acts as a platform to support the development of artists and contribute to the growth of the art scene in Nanjing and China.
(Palma, Spain) Through a selection of works from the collection olorVISUAL, Es Baluard proposes a reflection on the audiovisual: its genesis, its aesthetics and the hidden codes that make it operate within its own conceptual specificity in comparison to other artistic practices. The colección olorVISUAL has begun almost forty years ago with the premise of teaching us to smell and encouraging us to discover and explore this often neglected sense through visual art – an art that the perfumer-collector has always sought in its time.
(Majorca, Spain) The exhibition discourse stresses how the dematerialisation of art and the practices that employed the technologies influenced the production of contemporary culture and the visual arts. In addition, the selected works serve to introduce us to the finds that sought out the temporary structure of audiovisual recordings, thus making progress on fundamental questions regarding the ontology of the gaze and the new relationships with spectators in the “odour” dimension.
Carla Zaccagnini participates in “Économie de la tension” a group show presented by the Centre d’art contemporain du parc Saint Léger
(Pougues-les-Eaux, France) With 20 artists from different countries and various generations, and academic professionals, the exhibition “Économie de la Tension” explores ways to free yourself from the prison of positions.
“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.
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’.
(Amersfoort, Netherlands) The exhibition is prompted by the prospect of the Rio Olympics: the second global sporting event to be hosted by Brazil within a few months, following the FIFA World Cup in 2014. In the exhibition, Kunsthal KAdE asks what sort of country chooses to showcase itself in this way. Part of the answer to that question can be found in the work of the visual artists and artist collectives currently active in Brazil.
(Oslo, Norway) For the exhibition, the curators have discussed the concept of the Nordic region, as well as each country’s different art scenes from the 1990s onwards. What they have observed is that the art scenes, once they are represented nationally and in group exhibitions, still tend toward homogeneity.