(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.
(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.
(The Hague, Netherlands) Departing from a number of important historical works, the exhibition presents a network of interdependent topical themes such as consumerism, value circulation, trade routes, and also how these abstract notions influence the individual’s experience within a natural and urban environment.
(Quebec, Canada) “What you will see is a constellation of works by young artists, our view on emerging Brazilian contemporary art”, affirm the Curators Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Thierry Raspail.
Last days | “Totemonumento”, group show with Clara Ianni, Erica Ferrari, Frederico Filippi and Regina Parra
(São Paulo, Brazil) “The main core of the exhibition is about ‘confronting the symbolic representations with the realities they represent’ (Jacques Legoff) and cast a glance to the past from the very troubled and unclear present”.
(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”
(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.
(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.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In the show, works are organised in six clusters that talk about the physical space of the crossroad – where politic protests, Carnival, flirt, traffic movement and macumba happen, and also situations in which decisions have to be made. During the exhibition period, a weekly schedule of live performances, meetings and talks will be created, resulting in new experiences for the viewers. Tomorrow, a new schedule with live performances will take part in the show. Learn more.