Presenting over sixty thematically linked exhibitions, “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” starts this month across various venues in Southern California. The project addresses issues about the relations between Latin American art and Latino heritage and culture in the US, and has a special place for Brazil in its program: at least four exhibitions are solely devoted to the country’s art and culture.
(Phoenix, US) The exhibition “Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art” presents one of the many possible constellations of artworks produced in Brazil from the 1990s to the 2010s. The group show starts today, September 1st, at the Phoenix Art Museum and gathers the works of over 50 artists, including 17 PIPA Prize nominees.
In an effort to address the absence of Latin American female artists in the history of contemporary art, Hammer Museum opened, in September, the exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985”. The show, which aims to give voice to the Chicano and Latino female artists living in the US and in Latin America between 1960 and 1985, presents works both by emblematic figures, such as Lygia Pape and Ana Mendieta, and lesser-known artists, such as Feliza Burztyn and Sophie Rivera. Of a total of 116 artists, twenty two of them are Brazilian, including the PIPA Prize 2010 nominee Lenora de Barros.
“Laughter and Tears Have No Accent” with Lenora de Barros, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos and Daniel Albuquerque
(London, UK) This exhibition presents a reflection on physical and temporal distance, and the human essence. As part of Camden Council’s annual arts programme, Camden Sentido, three Brazilian artists were invited by PIVÔ, an art gallery in São Paulo, to take part in an inaugural international exchange project.
(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 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.
(Amersfoort, Netherlands) The exhibition is prompted by the prospect of the Rio Olympics: the second global sporting event to be hosted by Brazil within a few months, following the FIFA World Cup in 2014. In the exhibition, Kunsthal KAdE asks what sort of country chooses to showcase itself in this way. Part of the answer to that question can be found in the work of the visual artists and artist collectives currently active in Brazil.
The members of the Nominating Committee have already sent their list with names of artists they think deserve to participate in the PIPA Prize 2016. The nominees will be known from 15 to 19 February.
There are 29 nominating members, art experts from all regions of Brazil and foreigners. Some of them have already participated in other editions of the Prize, and have recorded exclusive video interviews to Matrioska Filmes. Watch the videos and meet some members of the Nominating Committee in 2016.
(São Paulo, Brazil) “Reverta” presents artworks by names such as Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Hector Zamora, Lenora de Barros, Lucia Koch, Mariana Manhães, Marilá Dardot and OPAVIVARÁ! that point out what normally goes unnoticed in our everyday lives. If, on one hand, the scientific part supports us with technical information about recycling and products, the artistic course resorts to the ability to give new meanings to everyday objects.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Sculptures, installations, videos and photographs open the artistic course in the ground floor. New, intangible medias also integrate this area with web art and game designs, pointing out the direct link between consumption, socio-economical levels, mass production and their respective residue footprints. Comics mock habits and excess that end up turning our future society unsure. Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Hector Zamora, Lenora de Barros, Lucia Koch, Mariana Manhães, Marilá Dardot and OPAVIVARÁ! are among the featured artists.