(Los Angeles, US) Ibid Gallery presents the debut Los Angeles solo exhibition by Rodrigo Matheus. Named “Soft Spectacle”, the exhibition showcases Matheus’ new collages, which mix anachronistic banker’s notes, land deeds, photographs, and paperwork. The result is an analysis of the economic pie-cutting of the Americas by Europe.
(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.
(Basel, Switzerland) Art Basel’s 48th edition starts next week, presenting 291 leading international galleries from all of the six continents. Announced in February, the gallery list includes 17 newcomers, three of them from Asia and one from Africa, and five Brazilian galleries, A Gentil Carioca, Bergamin & Gomide, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Marilia Razuk and Galeria Luisa Strina, many of whom will be showcasing works by PIPA Prize nominees.
(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.
(Texas, US) The artists’ primary media are humble materials and ready-made objects—wine glasses, a shopping bag, t-shirts. They employ a light touch in blurring the boundaries between disposability and preciousness, revealing that minimal shifts in context can dramatically alter our perception of objects, ideas, or situations.
(Quebec, Canada) “What you will see is a constellation of works by young artists, our view on emerging Brazilian contemporary art”, affirm the Curators Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Thierry Raspail.
Meet the artists nominated to participate in PIPA 2016. They are invited to compete in three categories of the award. In this bulletin we introduce 5 artists, 3 of whom have already participated in previous editions of the Prize. Find out who are the artists who 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.
(São Paulo, SP) In its 19th edition, the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil takes it proposal to the extreme by making Southern Panoramas the core of its entire programming. The global South and its myriad issues – concerning diasporas, hybrid identities, migration flows and travels, personal accounts, memories, isolation, the social fabric, and insularity – have inspired and set the parameters for the Curatorial Committee to select artworks and art projects.