The 78 artists nominated this year – 39 for the first time – have been selected by a Nominating Committee composed of 28 professionals from Brazil and abroad specialized in Brazilian contemporary art. All their names will be announced from Monday, February 19th, through Friday, February 23rd.
(Spain, Madrid) Comprised of about 300 artworks – 218 of which will be on view –, the art collection belonging to Luís Paulo Montenegro includes works by artists like Cândido Portinari, Lygia Clark and Marcius Galan.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Curated by Pedro Caetano, the exhibition displays the work of 21 artists that investigate the stereotypes frequently associated to the city, connecting the images of the ‘historical Rio’, the ‘stereotyped Rio’ and the actual Rio of day to day life.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Integrating art, information and social education, 12˚ Benefit Auction for the Associação Civil Anima raises funds for the maintenance of the social project that provides social assistance to families of HIV-positive children.
(Bilbao, Spain) Featuring over one hundred works by international artists – including PIPA Prize 2012 Winner Marcius Galan – the show proposes a dialogue between spaces and volumes, but also between visual creation and philosophical thought.
(Miami Beach, USA) This year, over 200 modern and contemporary art galleries from all continents take part in the show, displaying artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art.
(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.
(Matosinho, Portugal) Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves decided to bring art to a rather unexpected place: the “cruzeiros” terminal of the harbour of Leixões. “A coleção de Serralves no porto de Leixões: Passagens” presents, thus, more than 30 pieces from Serralves Collection belonging to 26 artists from all over the world, including PIPA Prize 2012 Winner Marcius Galan.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Two months went by before “Ponto em escala real” [“Point to Scale”], installation by Marcius Galan especially commissioned for “Avenida Paulista” – open since February this year –, was finally set up at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP). The work, a black, round circle made in fabric whose diameter measures 50 meters, is the literal representation of a point in a map of 1:1 scale, and is yet to be approved by Conpresp, office of historic preservation of São Paulo.
(São Paulo, Brazil) The curators sought “art that assumes visibility beyond what is visible, sensibility beyond physical effects, travelling through and in between bodies; situations in which materiality loses contours and becomes fluid”. Ligia Canongia explains the sensory proposal of the exhibition is the provocation of emptiness, of absence, of intervals, of vapour and air existing between all things, and what surrounds us constantly.