Tagged Luiz Camillo Osorio

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“The Tricks of Cynicism: Richard Prince x Donald Trump” – read the critical text by Luiz Camillo Osorio

In January this year, American artist Richard Prince caused a turmoil in the art world by deciding to disown his portrayal of Ivanka Trump. “This is not my work. I did not make it,” he wrote on his Twitter account, after returning to the US President’s daughter the amount she had paid for the artwork. The controversy guides this essay by PIPA Prize curator Luiz Camillo Osorio, who sees in the event a revolutionary trend: the possibility of the artist to turn art into non-art.

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Open talk about art and architecture takes place at Jacaranda next week

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) A hundred feet of stainless steel tubes surround the façade of Jacaranda art space at Villa Aymoré, a historical patrimony of the city. The sculpture is the subject of an open talk with PIPA Prize curator Luiz Camillo Osorio and Iole de Freitas, author of the artwork, that takes place next Wednesday, January 25th. The idea is to discuss the relationship between art and archictecture that permeates all of Freitas’ work.

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“Arjan: painting and its unexpected voices” – Read the critical text by Luiz Camillo Osorio

The contemporary world seems to have sentenced painting—a medium whose time of making and consumption seems to be in complete disagreement with the speed of images today—to death. Some artists, however, stick to it, contradicting the idea of the medium as a “thing of the past”. Why is that? The question guides this essay by Luiz Camillo Osorio, Art Critic and Curator of PIPA Institute. Analyzing the work of painter Arjan Martins, whose latest exhibition, “Et cetera”, ended in December, Osorio seems to find a possible answer to the question which starts this text: “What makes an artist paint these days?”

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PIPA Prize 2016: Recapping the Seventh Edition of the Prize

Here, we write a retrospective piece on what happened in the seventh edition of PIPA Prize. Nominees, finalists, the exhibition at MAM-Rio and the winners of the three categories of the Prize and much more were all remembered. For those who have missed any of the PIPA Prize events, this is your place; for those who were simply attacked by an end-of-the-year-nostalgia, too. And get ready: the eight edition of PIPA Prize is just around the corner.

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PIPA Institute 2016 Highlights

Many crucial events took place in 2016. This is also true when it comes to the year at PIPA Institute, which sponsors and coordinates PIPA Prize, that implemented a number of new strategies, initiatives and projects in these past months. Here, we remember some of the main highlights of the Institute this year.

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PIPA Prize 2016: A selection of the best critical texts of the year

In this post, we selected some of the most interesting texts published on our online platform in 2016. Amongst interviews led by the Curator of PIPA Institute Luiz Camillo Osorio, critical essays and reflections on the current state of the arts, one conviction remains: that PIPA Prize has undoubtedly become the window into Brazilian contemporary art it has always aimed to be. May 2017 bring even more people closer to this window.

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PIPA Prize 2016: Noteworthy videos you must watch again

What better way to become a “window into Brazilian contemporary art” than through the most literal window of all arts, the audiovisual? It was bearing that in mind that PIPA Prize established, since its creation, a partnership with production house Matrioska Filmes. These exclusive videos aim to discuss the most pressing issues of contemporary art today. Here, you can find a selection of the best 2016 PIPA Prize videos—to watch over and over again.

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PIPA Prize is nominated to leading Brazilian award

O Globo, one of the biggest newspapers in Brazil, announced last Saturday, December 10th, that PIPA Prize is running for this year’s edition of Prêmio Faz Diferença [Make a Difference Award]. The annual initiative, created by the newspaper in partnership with the Rio de Janeiro State Industry Federation (FIRJAN), acknowledges the work and talent of Brazilians who made history in their areas of activity.

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Luiz Camillo Osorio, curator of PIPA Institute, releases the book “Seeing at the Edge”

Luiz Camillo Osorio, Curator of PIPA Institute, in collaboration with the publishing company SESI-SP, releases the book “Seeing at the Edge”, which brings together critical texts written by Osorio in the last twenty years, published both in Brazil and abroad.
”The three parts which constitute the book […] present different approaches to the proximity of Brazilian contemporary art assembled from the same viewpoint and critical subjectivity”.

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Cadu in conversation with Luiz Camillo Osorio

Cadu, PIPA Prize 2013 winner, takes his proposals to the extreme. Known for his unconventional methods, his practice deals with the creation of systems: machines, installations, paintings, drawings and sculptures, often incorporating elements of nature and, while pushing the boundaries between man and landscape, involving his own personal experiences. In this exclusive talk with the Curator of PIPA Institute, Luiz Camillo Osorio, the artist discusses his creative process, influences, techniques, motivations and Cadu’s most recent projects.

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