(Vilnius, Lithuania) “An exhibition that has always been and will never end; an exhibition that changes its shape throughout space and time; an exhibition that exists both mentally and physically; an exhibition in search for an author”. That is how artist Raimundas Malašauskas defines “Unanimous Night”, group show on view at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC). Amongst the 25 artists who participate in the show, seven are PIPA Prize nominees.
(Basel, Switzerland) Art Basel’s 48th edition starts next week, presenting 291 leading international galleries from all of the six continents. Announced in February, the gallery list includes 17 newcomers, three of them from Asia and one from Africa, and five Brazilian galleries, A Gentil Carioca, Bergamin & Gomide, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Marilia Razuk and Galeria Luisa Strina, many of whom will be showcasing works by PIPA Prize nominees.
(Amsterdam, Netherlands) The works by Laura Belém, Débora Bolsoni, Cristiano Lenhardt, Matheus Rocha Pitta and Sara Ramo seem to share the same fabric as “The Aleph” since their matter surpasses their individual contexts without surrendering their specificness by exploring local aspects through a complex layering of references grounded by their cultural context.
Next Friday we will announce the names of PIPA 2016 finalists. Four artists were selected by the Board, out of this year’s participating artists, based on number of nominations, participation in previous editions of the Prize and in their trajectories. The finalists will participate in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro from 3rd September until 13rd November, and will be competing in two categories: PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition.
(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.
(São Paulo, Brazil) This exhibition seeks to bring to the public the idyllic atmosphere and the extended time that this musical genre invented by Dorival Caymmi managed to perpetuate the Brazilian people collective imagination.
The 32nd edition of the São Paulo Biennale, titled “Incerteza viva” [Live Uncertainty], under the curatorship of Jochen Volz has announced a preliminary list of 52 out the 90 artists that will present works in the Biennale which will take place on September 10 – December 11, 2016 at the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion.
(São Paulo, SP) In its 19th edition, the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil takes it proposal to the extreme by making Southern Panoramas the core of its entire programming. The global South and its myriad issues – concerning diasporas, hybrid identities, migration flows and travels, personal accounts, memories, isolation, the social fabric, and insularity – have inspired and set the parameters for the Curatorial Committee to select artworks and art projects.
Click on the link above to watch the announcement of PIPA 2015 Winner. Elected by the Award Jury, the winning artist receives a prize of R$130 thousand – including a participation in a three months residency programme at Residency Unlimited, in New York. Learn more about the finalists exhibition – with Cristiano Lenhardt, Leticia Ramos, Marina Rheingantz and Virginia de Medeiros – on view at MAM-Rio for its last week.
PIPA 2015 four finalists; Cristiano Lenhardt, Leticia Ramos, Marina Rheingantz and Virginia de Medeiros are competing in two categories; PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition, to win a total of R$154,000. Watch PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition winner announcement video.