(Santiago de Compostela, Spain) In February 2006, the first number of DARDOmagazine was published. It was the first step towards the creation of DIDAC (DARDO Instituto do Deseño e das Artes Contemporáneas), an art foundation that opened its doors in the first week of March. Honoring one of its original founders, Brazilian artist Paulo Reis, who died in 2011, its first exhibition, “Specchio Paulo Reis”, reunites works by 13 artists who have once worked with him, two of them former PIPA Prize nominees.
Ranging from immersive to intimate in scale, Sandra Cinto presents new works on canvas in “Two Forces”
(New York, USA) In this new body of work, titled By Chance and Necessity, masterfully hand-drawn rock formations are layered with transparent fields of blue pigment applied to canvas using various methods. Recognizing the generative powers of opposing forces, Cinto strikes an exquisite balance: chance and control, fluid and solid, presence and emptiness are continually in conflict in her work.
(New York, USA) Ranging from immersive to intimate in scale, new works on canvas expand upon her rich vocabulary of intricately rendered natural forms, incorporating traditional Japanese ink and watercolor techniques developed during a residency in Aomori, Japan last summer.
(Amersfoort, Netherlands) The exhibition is prompted by the prospect of the Rio Olympics: the second global sporting event to be hosted by Brazil within a few months, following the FIFA World Cup in 2014. In the exhibition, Kunsthal KAdE asks what sort of country chooses to showcase itself in this way. Part of the answer to that question can be found in the work of the visual artists and artist collectives currently active in Brazil.
(Madrid, Spain) The exhibition focuses on the reflection on the distinct possibilities of understanding/meaning the end of abstraction. Each artist developed a project to provide the dialogue and expand the concept of abstraction, having in mind the tradition and influence of this movement in contemporary art and especially in Brazilian art.
(Florida, USA) “Chance and Necessity” is constituted by landscapes made out of two basic elements: chance and the necessity of the drawing as a form of expression. Sandra Cinto has been using drawing as a starting point to the creation of landscapes that evoke narratives of redemption and serve as metaphors of the human odissey.
(Florida, US) In this new series, outcome of a 60 days period in Japan, invited by Aomori Art Centre, the artist deepened her research on Eastern art and its influence on the West, as well as on the Japanese aesthetics, mainly the landscapes.
(New York, US) In this auction and exhibition, Phillips brings together the fresh and familiar, showcasing Latin American art in a new light. The invitation is to explore works by the most internationally recognized artists and discover some of the most exciting talents new to auction.
(Porto Alegre, Brazil) The curatorial platform of the 10th Mercosul Biennial, entitled “Mensagens de Uma Nova América”, will focus on portraying the artistic production of Latin American countries, resuming the idea presented in its first edition of rewriting art history in Latin America.
(Washington, US) The 21 artists participating in this exhibition have engaged with the Museum’s collection and architecture in different ways by creating diverse projects—both aesthetically and conceptually—and by employing various mediums and approaches to their works, from wall-drawing, as in Sandra Cinto’s “One day after the rain”, to rubber-painting, bicycle spoke sculpture, digital photography, video projection and yarn installation.