(New York, USA) “One of the most promising Brazilian artists of his generation” according to the New Museum, Jonathas de Andrade, finalist in the second edition of PIPA Prize, inaugurated this week his first solo museum exhibition in American soil. Curated by Natalie Bell, “Jonathas de Andrade: O Peixe” is named after the artist’s most recent work, “O Peixe”, also exhibited (and prayed) in the 32nd São Paulo Biennial.
(Toronto, Canada) This was definitely a memorable week for PIPA Prize 2011 finalist Jonathas de Andrade. After opening his first solo show in an American museum (New Museum) earlier this week, now it’s time for him to present, now in Canada, his first comprehensive institutional solo exhibition abroad: “On fishes, horses and man” is curated by Carolin Köchling and opens in The Power Plant gallery this Saturday, January 28th.
(Berlin, Germany) The group show “Wasp and Orchid” opens tomorrow and features four artists related to PIPA Prize: Jonathas de Andrade, finalist in 2011; Luciana Magno, PIPA Online winner in 2015; and Armando Queiroz and Carlos Mélo, both nominated to the Prize. The exhibition is one of the stages of a project where Brazilian artists from Belém, Fortaleza and Recife – located in the North and Northeast of Brazil, considered the country’s poorest regions – and from Berlin, Germany, enter in conversation.
(Minneapolis, USA) “Question the Wall Itself” examines ways that interior spaces and décor can be fundamental to the understanding of cultural identity. The exhibition will feature works by 23 international, multigenerational artists who explore the political and social dimensions of interior architecture as well as its complicated relationship to history and their own backgrounds. Avant Museology, a two day symposium, will be held in parallel to the exhibition on November 20th & 21st. On November 20th, PIPA 2011 finalist, Jonathas de Andrade, and Visual Arts Curator at the Walker Arts Centre, Adrienne Edwards, will discuss the ways in which his bodies of work interrogate social, economic, and political systems, often through fugitive acts that rely on and articulate the fleeting dimensions of memory, history, mythology, and desire.
(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.
(Seoul, Korea) The works and projects participating in Mediacity Seoul 2016 allude, or relay suggestions to the following questions: how to formulate individual and common expectations out of unsought-for inheritances, be it war, disaster, poverty or displacement.
(Quito, Ecuador) Atopía is a word used mainly in the field of medicine and philosophy, which means without (misplaced, scattered, migration) and also high originality and eccentricity. This double connotation used to think about how artists have dealt with the ideas of place, geography, migration, legacy, translation, crossing national, social and cultural boundaries.
(Auckland, New Zealand)The exhibition reveals how South American artists see a social significance for their work and how as rebels and revolutionaries, dreamers and poets, they have challenged, embraced, explained or transformed their realities, lives, cultures and spaces from the 1960s to today.
(Auckland, New Zeland) The group show features an international selection of existing artworks that inadvertently unpack social psychology by addressing a range of socio-political topics through photography, design, documented performance, collaborative and video-based practices.
(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.