(São Paulo, Brazil) The exhibition “Ways of Seeing Brazil: Itaú Cultural celebrates 30” showcases three decades of existence of the institution dedicated to Brazilian art and culture and highlights the series of activities carried out by the institution since it foundation in 1987. This will be the largest selection from the Itaú Unibanco Art Collection ever exhibited together, with over 750 works occupying the entire 10,000 meters area of the Oca, one of São Paulo’s architectural symbols designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
(Monaco, Monaco) Usually forgotten in the official history of photography, Hercule Florence—a Nice-born inventor who discovered, in 1833’s Brazil, a photographic process completely independently from the European findings in the field—is introduced to the European public in “Hercule Florence: Le Nouveau Robinson”, which opened at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM). Curated by Linda Fregi Nagler and Cristiano Raimondi, the exhibition also features works by Lucia Koch, Leticia Ramos and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané especially commissioned by the show.
(New York, USA) New York’s premier art fair, The Armory Show, runs until this Sunday, March 5th at Piers 92 & 94. Presenting from established masters of the early 20th century to the next generation of emerging artists, this is the 23rd edition of the event, which this year brings together galleries from 30 countries around the world, including 4 Brazilian galleries.
(New York, US) Lucia Koch and Raul Mourão, both former PIPA Prize nominees, talk today at 6 p.m. to Marcos Chaves in occasion of his solo show opening at Nara Roesler New York. The exhibition celebrates both the 25-year anniversary of Chaves’ career as well as the Nara Roesler’s change of address–now in Upper East Side, the gallery used to be located at the Flower District.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) PIPA Prize 2011 nominee Lucia Koch opens this Saturday, December 3rd, the exhibition “Fundos” at Studio-X Rio. The spot is one of the Latin American bases of the homonymous project run by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University. Coordinating eight other laboratories spread all over the planet, the project aims to explore the future of cities. An investigation that has everything to do with Koch’s work, focused in transforming the way people experience the space that surrounds them.
(Cuenca, Ecuador) Two Brazilian artists—both PIPA Prize nominees—will participate in the 13th Cuenca Biennial: Lucia Koch, in a joint project with the art collective Al Borde, formed by four Ecuadorian architects, and Henrique Oliveira. Aside from them, 48 artists from 27 countries participate in this year’s edition of the Biennial, which has as its central theme “Impermanence: the mutation of art in a materialistic society”. The Biennial starts this Friday, November 25th, and runs until the beginning of February.
PIPA 2016 finalist, Luiza Baldan, is featured in the Sleek Magazine article “The 5 Brazilian Artists You Need to Know”. The magazine lists 5 emerging and internationally recognised artists who “have shaped the country’s status as a beacon of contemporary art”. The article illustrates the work “Perabé” by Baldan, currently on view at PIPA Prize 2016 exhibition at MAM-Rio until November 9th.
“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.
(Lisbon, Portugal) Lisbon presents, from 26th until 29th May, ARCOlisboa, the first edition to be held outside Madrid, where ARCOmadrid takes place. The artists Chiara Banfi, Hector Zamora, Lais Myrrha, Lucia Koch, Marcelo Cidade, Marilá Dardot and Pablo Lobato present their works during the fair.
(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.