(Beijing, China) “This is the time for China and Brazil to come to know each other through contemporary art,” states the pamphlet for “Troposphere – Chinese and Brazilian Contemporary Art”. Featuring 42 artists, this is the first large-scale exhibition of Brazilian contemporary art in China.
(Coimbra, Portugal) The second edition of the Anozero Biennale of Contemporary Art explores the role of art in the process of repairing social wounds created by the political, affective and economic crisis that takes place nowadays.
(Vienna, Austria) Jonathas de Andrade is one of the 32 artists to participate in “Natural Histories, Traces of the political”, which addresses the representations of nature over time and through multiple social processes and historical events.
(Los Angeles, US) “Because we are and we aren’t tropicalists”, group show that started this week at Human Resources LA, takes inspiration from the Tropicalist movement of the 60s in Brazil to analyze the current situation of the Brazilian Northeast. The show features works by six artists, including PIPA Prize Finalists Cristiano Lenhardt and Jonathas de Andrade.
(Yogyakarta, Indonesia) The 14th Biennale Jogja started this week, and its main exhibition features the work of many PIPA Prize nominees, including former finalists and winners, namely Rodrigo Braga, Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado, Clara Ianni, Ícaro Lira, Jonathas de Andrade, Leticia Ramos, Lourival Cuquinha, Virginia de Medeiros and Yuri Firmeza.
(Cape Town, South Africa) After all the political and cultural scandals that succeed one another on Brazilian news everyday, “How to remain silent?”. The question guides a group show of the same name on view at A4 Arts Foundation. Featuring PIPA Prize 2015 Winner Virginia de Medeiros, it showcases works by Brazilian artists who investigate new ways of living in society.
(Graz, Austria) How does the notion of “civilization” holds up today? The question is asked by “Prometheus Unbound”, on show at Neue Galerie Graz. Featuring six international artists, including PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade, the exhibition explores and contests the construction of the canon of western modernity.
(Mexico City, Mexico) PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade draws a close look to the northeastern region of Brazil in his works, examining issues of labor, class and race embedded in Brazilian culture. For the exhibition “Jonathas de Andrade: Visões do Nordeste”, on view at Museo Jumex, the artist presents three of his most recent works that investigate these questions and evidence his interest in the Northeast.
(Riga, Latvia) Established in 2009, “Survival Kit” is the biggest contemporary art event in the Baltics. Each year, a socially relevant and important theme is selected for the festival. This year, “Survival Kit 9”, on view at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, focuses on the broadening of perception and learning from nature and gathers the work of over 20 artists, including PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade.
(Los Angeles, US) Seven PIPA Prize nominees – Jonathas de Andrade, Tamar Guimarães, Lucia Koch, Runo Lagomarsino, Renata Lucas, Lais Myrrha and Beto Shwafaty – are featured at “Condemned to be modern”, which starts this Sunday at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The group show exhibits works that criticize the history of modernist architecture in Latin America.