(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.
(São Paulo, Brazil) In one room, the beauty. In the next, the foul. The apparently simplified division is one of the strategies of the group show “A Bela e a Fera” to investigate the concept of beauty in today’s time. Featuring eight artists – more than half of them nominated to PIPA Prize, Bruno Dunley, Erika Verzutti, Luiz Roque, Pedro França and Sofia Borges –, the exhibition that opened this week at Central Galeria was curated by painter and print-maker Leda Catunda.
(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.
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(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.