(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.
Meet the 65 artists who were nominated to participate in the eighth edition of PIPA Prize. The artists were nominated by at least one member of the Nominating Committee, composed of 25 renowned contemporary art professionals. Amongst the nominees, 30 artists have already participated in previous editions of the Prize, and three have been finalists. View the complete list and learn more about the categories in which they are competing for.
This is the 14th bulletin announcing the names of the artists who were nominated to participate in PIPA Prize 2017. There will be 15 bulletins in total throughout the five days of announcements. We kindly request that all artists listed in this bulletin – particularly those who are being nominated for the first time – to please contact PIPA’s…
This week, the world celebrated International Women’s Day, a date that marks the struggle and the resilience of being a woman in modern-day society. In honor of March 8th, hence, PIPA Prize selected works by 15 female artists who have gained recognition in the history of the Prize, be it by winning one of its three categories or by making it to the edition’s four finalists. Their artistic goals and projects couldn’t be more different, as well as the media they have chosen to work with. Together, however, they prove that a woman’s place is in museums, galleries, studios—or wherever she wants to be.
(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.
(Geneva, Switzerland) “Community”, a Brazilian video art project by Tiago Mata Machado and Cinthia Marcelle, PIPA Prize 2010 Finalist, is on view at the Biennale de l’lmage en Mouvement exhibition. Exclusively commissioned by the event along with other 26 works, the video discusses the concepts of order and chaos and portrays, in the words of the director Machado, a “society that is always on the cusp of dissolution, of chaos and barbarism, engaged in a constant struggle to rebuild itself.”
(Beijing, China) Cinthia Marcelle, 2010 PIPA Prize finalist, participates in the exhibition “BRIC-à-brac: The Jumble of Growth”, which opens this Sunday, December 10th, in Beijing Today Art Museum. Curated by Huang Du and Gerardo Mosquera, the show features works by other 23 artists and explores how art has participated or reacted to some of the changes introduced by the boom of the emerging market economies in the last years. The title of the exhibition refers, thus, not only to the French expression “Bric-à-brac” but also to BRIC, the acronym that designates the four largest emerging countries in the world: Brazil, Russia, India and China.
(Miami, USA) As the end of year approaches, so does one of the art world’s favorite fairs: Art Basel Miami Beach starts next Thursday, December 1st. Reaching its fourteenth edition, the event gathers over 200 of the leading international modern and contemporary art galleries—amongst which 16 are Brazilian—distributed along nine different sectors. Moreover, this year’s edition features works produced by a number of PIPA Prize nominees, such as the finalists Cinthia Marcelle, Laercio Redondo and Wagner Malta Tavares.
(New York, USA) Marcelle, PIPA Prize 2010 finalist, is known for her installations, performances, and videos, which stage forms of labor to produce poetic situations. Occupying MoMA PS1’s Duplex gallery, the installation will insert chalk, a pedagogical material to which she has re-turned throughout her career, in the building’s formerly scholastic space. Numerous rods of chalk will be lodged into the fissures and openings of the gallery’s brick walls from floor to ceiling, revealing the material’s inherent instability and fragility.