(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.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) A painter par excellence, Beatriz Milhazes has recently come to investigate the possibilities and challenges of sculpture. The result of this process, initiated in 2010, can be seen in the show “Marola, Mariola and Marilola”, which opens this Saturday at Carpintaria, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel’s space in Rio de Janeiro.
(Hong Kong, China) For about 30 years, Art Basel was associated with one place and one place only: the city of Basel, in northwestern Switzerland. The scenario first changed in 2002, with the successful launching of Art Basel Miami Beach; almost a decade later, it was time for Hong Kong to host its own version of the fair. Starting next week, Art Basel Hong Kong reaches its fifth edition in the island featuring a total of 242 participating galleries, six of whom are Brazilian.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Nominating Committee member in the second edition of PIPA Prize, artist Luiz Zerbini presents his foray into the universe of prints for the first time in “Monotypes”, which opened last Saturday at Galpão by Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, in São Paulo. Assisted by printer João Sánchez, Zerbini used rare botanical species as matrices for the pieces he showcases in the solo exhibition. The compositions favor the contours and textures of each species in a reduced palette of browns, greens and blacks.
(São Paulo, Brazil) In 2012, it was discovered that the province of Guangnom, in China, hid a replica of the ancient village of Hallstatt, Austria, in its minimal details. The case inspired the exhibition “Hallstatt”, which opens today at Galpão by Galeria Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel. Curated by Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes and Kiki Mazzucchelli—member of the PIPA Prize 2016 Nominating Committee— the show invites artists from eight different countries to discuss the repetition of signs, images and shapes in contemporary world.
(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.