Presenting over sixty thematically linked exhibitions, “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” starts this month across various venues in Southern California. The project addresses issues about the relations between Latin American art and Latino heritage and culture in the US, and has a special place for Brazil in its program: at least four exhibitions are solely devoted to the country’s art and culture.
Meet the artists nominated to participate in PIPA 2016. They are invited to compete in the three categories of the Prize. In this bulletin we introduce 5 nominees, where only 1 artist has participated in the Prize in a previous edition. Find out who are the artists that have been nominated so far.
(Quebec, Canada) “What you will see is a constellation of works by young artists, our view on emerging Brazilian contemporary art. We also present two further exhibitions within the exhibition: a selection of more established artists who have been invited into the show by the younger ones whom we have chosen, providing a story of recent art in Brazil, and an exhibition of artists’ books by emerging practitioners”
(Quebec, Canada) “In a certain way, Brazil is an imaginary country. It is a country of spectacular nature and magic, of ethnic and social diversity. In fact, it is not one country but multiple, variable, rich and overwhelming lands. There is thus no one way to sum up the nation or the country, and the same goes for its art scene”, affirm the curators Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Thierry Raspail.
(Lyon, France) Jonathas de Andrade, Cinthia Marcelle, Paulo Nimer Pjota and Mayana Redin are just some of the 27 names featured in this exhibition, that has already been in Oslo and London and will soon travel to Canada and Brazil. In “Imagine Brazil” there is also ‘an exhibition within an exhibition’ devoted to artists’ books, as these play an important and unique role in Brazilian art today. This part of the exhibition was entrusted to Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Ana Luiza Fonseca.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In times of affection towards productive efficiency of managers, entrepreneurs and target plans, “Transperformance 3 – Corpo Estranho” festival presents a set of works that questions this culture of efficiency, in which healthy bodies live with botox injections. Video screenings and a series of meetings will be carried out, with artists, philosophers, performance and dance theorists, debating the central lines of this thought. Performances will also take place in public spaces, such as at Largo do Machado square. Featured artists include Cao Guimarães, Lourival Cuquinha, Maurício Ianês, Rodolpho Parigi and Virgínia de Medeiros.
(Lyon, France) Adriano Costa, Deyson Gilbert, Paulo Nazareth and Sofia Borges are just some of the names featured in “Imagine Brazil”, now on view in Lyon. The exhibition comprises works of 14 young artists who were each asked to invite one artist they considered to be a reference or someone whose work was similar to their own and to whom they wished to pay tribute. Therefore, Imagine Brazil exhibits the work of 27 artists in total (one ‘established’ artist was selected twice).
(Lyon, France) Sara Ramo, Thiago Martins de Melo, Gustavo Speridião and Marcellvs L. integrate a group artists amongst the most creative of Brazil’s emerging contemporary art scene. In “Imagine Brazil” there is also ‘an exhibition within an exhibition’ devoted to artists’ books, as these play an important and unique role in Brazilian art today. This part of the exhibition was entrusted to Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Ana Luiza Fonseca. After Oslo and Lyon, the exhibition Imagine Brazil will travel to Brazil, Argentina and Canada.
(Lyon, France) Designed in collaboration with London and Oslo, this exhibition brings together 14 young artists who are amongst the most creative of Brazil’s emerging contemporary art scene. Each of these 14 young artists was asked, in turn, to invite an established artist whom they considered to be a reference or someone whose work was similar to their own and to whom they wished to pay tribute. Therefore, Imagine Brazil exhibits the work of 27 artists in total (one ‘established’ artist was selected twice).
(Olso, Norway) “Imagine Brazil” will showcase Brazilian contemporary art, with particular focus on the young, emerging art scene. This is the fourth exhibition in the series focusing on a country’s art scene. From Brazil’s rich and complex artistic landscape, the selected artists are proposing a new artistic language in order to develop important and urgent subject matter. Young artists who have dived into the multitude of possibilities offered by conceptually based works, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and music.