In this exclusive interview with PIPA Institute Curator Luiz Camillo Osorio, Bárbara Wagner talks about her trajectory from photojournalism to cinema, her intense research on the theme of a modern Brazilian identity, and the ethical and political issues involved in her artistic production.
Antonio Obá, Bárbara Wagner, Carla Guagliardi and Éder Oliveira. Some might say that the four PIPA Prize 2017 finalists couldn’t be more different from each other. The fact is though that, when combined, their works set the foundation for very interesting dialogues. That’s what happened at PIPA Prize 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition, which opened last weekend at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) gathering around 400 people.
Carla Guagliardi’s work always seems to be in the verge of dissolution. In this conversation with Luiz Camillo Osorio, she remembers the beginning of her career in the 1980s, talks about living and producing art abroad, and highlights the importance of time and of the presence of the audience in the concept her work.
Every year, PIPA Prize’s Board invites from five to seven contemporary art specialists to compose the Award Jury. They will be responsible for choosing PIPA Prize’s great winner among the four finalists: Antonio Obá, Bárbara Wagner, Carla Guagliardi and Éder Oliveira. Meet who are the members of this edition’s Award Jury in this post.
Born in a small town in the North of the country, Éder Oliveira has been researching since 2004 what he calls the “identity of the Amazonian man” through monumental, monochromatic paintings. Here, he talks to Luiz Camillo Osorio about his background, his relationship with street art, and the reception of his work across the globe.
PIPA Prize 2016 Nominating Committee member, Guilherme Gutman offers in this text another point of view about “Treasures of the wreck of the unbelievable”, solo show by Damien Hirst that opened in parallel to the Biennale earlier this year. The text is a counterpoint to PIPA Institute Curator Luiz Camillo Osorio’s last critical text, “Death in Venice”.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) PIPA Prize 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition may just have started, but it’s already caught the attention of one of the main Brazilian newspapers. The group show was featured in a half-page article this Monday on O Globo. The piece presented the participating artists – PIPA Prize’s eighth edition finalists, Antonio Obá, Bárbara Wagner, Carla Guagliardi and Éder Oliveira – and the artworks the four exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) since last Saturday, September 23rd.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Visual arts fans, behold: tomorrow on September 23rd, MAM-Rio welcomes the eighth edition of the PIPA Prize Finalists’ Exhibition, showcasing works by this year’s finalists Antonio Obá, Bárbara Wagner, Carla Guagliardi e Éder Oliveira. Chosen by PIPA Board amongst the 56 artists nominated in this edition, they run for the main category of the Prize, which is worth R$130,000, amount that includes a one-month artistic residency at Residency Unlimited, in New York.
Afro-Brazilian culture, religion and the ‘myth of syncretism’ in the Brazilian religious universe are some of the questions Antonio Obá explores in his production. Here, he talks to Luiz Camillo Osorio about performance, positionality, and how art can – and should – go beyond gallery walls.
Save the date: PIPA Prize Finalists’ Exhibition 2017 opens at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) in two weeks from now, on September 23rd. The exhibition presents to the audience a glimpse of the work of the four PIPA Prize 2017 finalists, Antonio Obá, Bárbara Wagner, Carla Guagliardi and Éder Oliveira.