The time to meet the winner of PIPA Prize 2017 is near. But did you know that the four finalists also run for another award, PIPA Prize Popular Vote, worth R$24,000? Get down to the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro: you only have until this Sunday to vote for your favorite finalist.
Ever wondered what goes on during the mounting of an exhibition? You’re not the only one. That’s why PIPA Prize produces every year a video registering the mounting of the Finalists’ Exhibition at MAM-Rio. In this edition of the Prize, finalists are Antonio Obá, Bárbara Wagner, Carla Guagliardi and Éder Oliveira. Watch as they explain the works they have decided to showcase in the exhibition, as well as their artistic trajectories so far, in a film produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA Prize.
(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) “Brute Flux”, solo show by José Bechara, artist nominated for PIPA Prize 2010, opens next Tuesday, 25th July, at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio). Continuing the research developed in previous works, the artist presents in this exhibition sculptures-objects in glass that deal with issues related to the concreteness of forms and structures and the “inconcreteness” of space.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) A PIPA Prize partner – the museum hosts the award’s Finalists Exhibition every year –, the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) presents, starting this Saturday, the exhibition “Crystallization”, by Jaildo Marinho. The show’s title originates from an installation of the same name which reproduces, in the museum’s scale, the slow process through which a crystal is formed. Besides the installation, the exhibition also features other five sculptures and 13 paintings.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The legendary architect Antoni Gaudí leads “Gaudí: Barcelona, 1900”, which opened this week at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio). Curated by Raimon Ramis and Pepe Serra, the exhibition gathers 46 architectural models—four in a monumental scale—and 25 objects and furniture created by the architect, besides other 40 or so works by artists and artisans from the 1900s Barcelona.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) “Rogério Duarte is a historical personality to Brazilian culture, for his remarkable graphic works and conceptual influence on Tropicalism, the Cinema Novo and all culture considered to be ‘underground’ in the 1960s and 70s. But for many he is also considered a myth, a genious”, says Duarte’s son Diogo.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Claudia Melli’s exhibition is her first solo one with a more institutional approach, although she figures in several collections and has participateed in many group shows. She brings to MAM a series of works dealing with absence and passing-by places, with building of odd, unoccupied, emptied spaces.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The artist, who always connects space and architecture, this time opens a new moment in her oeuvre. Instead of using polycarbonate structures, she now deals with steel plates, a much more resistant, colourless material, offering a new challenge to thinking about the work. Matters like reflection and opacity gain new meanings in the steel pieces.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The exhibition “O peso de cada um” [“The Weight of Each One”] presents a shift from the work that Iole de Freitas had been developing up to early 2014. The polycarbonate sheets that the artist used previously have been substituted by sheets of stainless steel, which are stronger but much more difficult to bend, requiring more intense twisting and precise engineering calculations, due to the material’s weight and stiffness.