(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.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In order to celebrate the opening of the group show “Grid”, Jacaranda, located in Villa Aymoré, promotes a get-together between its participating artists and curator (and twice PIPA Prize Nominating Committee member) Felipe Scovino this Saturday. The exhibition displays works by 14 artists – five of them PIPA Prize nominees, Ana Holck, André Komatsu, José Bechara, Lucia Koch and Raul Mourão –, all based in the concept of the grid.
(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.
(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.
(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.