(New York, USA) Believed to have been born in China in the 12th century, the game of domino is the theme of the group show “Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles”, which opened in the Hunter East Harlem Gallery in October last year. Very popular in the neighborhood of East Harlem, the ancient game is here used both as an aesthetic reference—the case, for example, of Hélio Oiticica or PIPA Prize 2010 nominee Erika Verzutti’s works being shown—and as a metaphor, capable of representing urgent and broad themes such as political struggles, religious beliefs, and racial stereotypes.
PIPA 2016 finalist, Luiza Baldan, is featured in the Sleek Magazine article “The 5 Brazilian Artists You Need to Know”. The magazine lists 5 emerging and internationally recognised artists who “have shaped the country’s status as a beacon of contemporary art”. The article illustrates the work “Perabé” by Baldan, currently on view at PIPA Prize 2016 exhibition at MAM-Rio until November 9th.
(São Paulo, Brazil) The international art workshops “Dynamic Encounters”, designed by Charles Watson, will hold a special agenda, from 20th October to 23rd October, during the 32nd São Paulo Biennial. The programme will include visits to art galleries, parallel events and talks with guest critics and curators.
“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.
(New Mexico, USA) This year’s biennial, entitled “much wider than a line”, is an articulation of the interconnectedness of the Americas and various shared experiences such as the recognition of colonial legacies, expressions of the vernacular, the influence of indigenous understandings, and our relationship to the land.
“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.
(New Jersey, USA) With over 60 pieces by 35 artists, the exhibition will explore several different facets of this approach. Highlights include a focus on “experimental” drawing with individual displays by the artists. The show offers a fascinating survey of current contemporary practices in Latin America.
(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.
(Texas, US) The artists’ primary media are humble materials and ready-made objects—wine glasses, a shopping bag, t-shirts. They employ a light touch in blurring the boundaries between disposability and preciousness, revealing that minimal shifts in context can dramatically alter our perception of objects, ideas, or situations.
(Madrid, Spain) Names as Adriano Costa, Alexandre Brandão, Daniel Lannes, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Eduardo Berliner, Erika Verzutti, Ivan Grilo, Lais Myrrha, Lourival Cuquinha, Lucia Koch, Marcelo Cidade, Maria Laet, Mariana Palma, Paulo Nazareth, Runo Lagomarsino, Sandra Cintro, Vivian Caccuri and Vânia Mignone will have works presented at the event.