(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.
(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.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The Fortes Vilaça Gallery opens, this Sunday, November 20th, a new independent space in Rio de Janeiro, “Carpintaria”. The opening exhibition, “A song for Rio”, curated by Douglas Fogles and Hanneke Skerat, is divided in two parts—the second one opens in February—and features over twenty national and international artists. Amongst them, there are five PIPA Prize nominees: Arto Lindsay, Bárbara Wagner, Domenico Lancellotti, Sara Ramo and Vivian Caccuri.
(São Paulo, Brazil) 60 works are featured in the exhibition, revealing, beyond important works of Calder’s trajectory, the artistic production of 14 Brazilian artists, who were directly or indirectly influenced by the sculptor. Works by Abraham Palatnik, Antonio Manuel, Cao Guimarães, Rivane Neuenschwander, Carlos Bevilacqua, Ernesto Neto, Franklin Cassaro, Hélio Oiticica, Judith Lauand, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Luiz Sacilotto, Waltercio Caldas and Willys de Castro can be seen in the exhibition.
“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.
(London, UK) Unrivalled in range and depth, this edition of Frieze London features some of the most relevant and exciting contemporary artworks. The 13th edition of the leading international contemporary art fair, takes place in London’s Regent’s Park until tomorrow.
(London, UK) The 13th edition of Frieze London, the leading international contemporary art fair, takes place in London’s Regent’s Park for another year. 2015 promises to be another outstanding year for quality and innovation, with leading curators working across the fairs’ feature sections and programming.
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil) The exhibition focuses on a historical moment when art expanded beyond objects to become more open to the world. In this context, elements from daily life, from real space, from politics and the body are incorporated into art and the spectator becomes a participant. Featuring over 50 artworks , which date from the 1950s up to the present day, the exhibition is composed of a cross-section of the collection. and examines the field of contemporary art, in the light of the institution’s collection and programs, which first opened to the general public in 2006.
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil) Organized in four segments, the exhibition path begins with the neoconcretism of Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape, passes through the conceptual geometry as well as through the avant-garde works of the Gutai group, and ends with action art and the presence of the body in art and are presented in dialogue with artists such as Cinthia Marcelle. The galleries on the lower level feature smaller-scale installations by Ernesto Neto.