Tagged Cildo Meireles

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.


DIDAC’s first exhibition pays tribute to Paulo Reis

(Santiago de Compostela, Spain) In February 2006, the first number of DARDOmagazine was published. It was the first step towards the creation of DIDAC (DARDO Instituto do Deseño e das Artes Contemporáneas), an art foundation that opened its doors in the first week of March. Honoring one of its original founders, Brazilian artist Paulo Reis, who died in 2011, its first exhibition, “Specchio Paulo Reis”, reunites works by 13 artists who have once worked with him, two of them former PIPA Prize nominees.


“Brasil, Beleza?!” offers a colorful insight into the vast land of Brazil through a selection of works

(The Hague, Netherlands) By employing various materials, forms and concepts, artists in the show discuss the fragility of a nation in constant flux, that perhaps now more than ever is being examined in the public eye as we continue to click away on our social media apps. Ultimately the exhibition makes a connection between the current economic and political instability, the preservation of modernism, and the beauty that characterize this country.


“Imagine Brazil” gathers together works by emerging Brazilian contemporary artists

(Quebec, Canada) “What you will see is a constellation of works by young artists, our view on emerging Brazilian contemporary art. We also present two further exhibitions within the exhibition: a selection of more established artists who have been invited into the show by the younger ones whom we have chosen, providing a story of recent art in Brazil, and an exhibition of artists’ books by emerging practitioners”


“Totemonumento” gathers together works that transmit the idea of memory and history

(São Paulo, Brazil) The exhibition borrows its title from a controversial work by Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles done in the context of the Brazilian military dictatorship in 1970. Tiradentes: totem-monument for the political prisoner was a happening held in the week that celebrated the Minas Conspiracy in which the figure of Tiradentes was elected as a national hero by the military government.


44 Brazilian contemporary artists take part in the itinerant exhibition “Imagine Brazil”

(Quebec, Canada) “In a certain way, Brazil is an imaginary country. It is a country of spectacular nature and magic, of ethnic and social diversity. In fact, it is not one country but multiple, variable, rich and overwhelming lands. There is thus no one way to sum up the nation or the country, and the same goes for its art scene”, affirm the curators Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Thierry Raspail.

PIPA respects the freedom of expression and warns that some images of works published on this site may be considered inappropriate for those under 18 years of age
Copyright © Instituto PIPA