(Vilnius, Lithuania) “An exhibition that has always been and will never end; an exhibition that changes its shape throughout space and time; an exhibition that exists both mentally and physically; an exhibition in search for an author”. That is how artist Raimundas Malašauskas defines “Unanimous Night”, group show on view at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC). Amongst the 25 artists who participate in the show, seven are 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.
(Amsterdam, Netherlands) The works by Laura Belém, Débora Bolsoni, Cristiano Lenhardt, Matheus Rocha Pitta and Sara Ramo seem to share the same fabric as “The Aleph” since their matter surpasses their individual contexts without surrendering their specificness by exploring local aspects through a complex layering of references grounded by their cultural context.
Next Friday we will announce the names of PIPA 2016 finalists. Four artists were selected by the Board, out of this year’s participating artists, based on number of nominations, participation in previous editions of the Prize and in their trajectories. The finalists will participate in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro from 3rd September until 13rd November, and will be competing in two categories: PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition.
PIPA will be participating in Camden Sentido, an annual arts programme hosted by the Borough of Camden, London. To coincide with the 2016 Rio Para/Olympics and the São Paulo Art Biennale, this year Camden will highlight all things Brazil, linking together the spirit of Brazil with the spirit of Camden. PIPA will be participating in the event with an online screening programme curated by Luiz Camillo Osorio, who has selected 10 artist’s videos to be showcased online, exclusive to our website, throughout the months of June to October. The artists have been chosen from those participating in PIPA Prize from 2010 – 2016 and in accordance to the theme ‘Brazil – one country, many worlds’.
(London, UK) The show examines value systems and exchange mechanisms from a cultural, social and economic perspective. The exhibition explores the themes of international trade, travel and mobility, whilst examining the ‘real value’ of art and the system in which it is made and validated.
This is the last bulletin being published today. The next bulletin will be published tomorrow at 10am. Out of the artists states on this bulletin, 4 are men and 1 is a woman. All the men have participated in previous editions of PIPA and one has been a finalist, the woman is invited to participate for the first time.
From tomorrow (15th) until friday (19th February), we will be announcing the nominees who will compete for the seventh edition of the Prize. There are 76 artists, 1 artist collective, 28 women and 47 men. 30 have been invited to participate in the Prize for the first time, whilst 46 have participated in previous editions. 5 nominees have been finalists in previous editions. Learn more.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Following a turn-of-the-year which dragged such heavy and intricate social tensions along, this show gathers works that, as a whole, point to lowered expectations, if any. This way, it somewhat defies the widespread dreamland depicted in speeches about economic growth, great constructions and humongous events.
(Milan, Italy) “NO HAY PAN” is a very simple sculpture: a bread filled with sand, that has to be used and opened, in order to be revealed. The sculptural project is a radical reading of the legend of the manna; the miraculous bread which the Hebrews ate in the desert whilst escaping slavery and making their way towards the promised land.