(Cincinnati, US) Throughout her career, PIPA Prize 2010 nominnee Sandra Cinto has become known for creating lyrical landscapes that swirl between fantasy and reality. These adventures have been summoned for the installation she opened last weekend at the Contemporary Arts Center. The piece unfolds across the two major columns in the Lobby.
(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.
(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.
(São Paulo, Brazil) PIPA Prize finalist Jonathas de Andrade is one of the artists who had had their works recently added to the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da USP (MAC USP)’s collection. To celebrate the fact, the institution put together “MAC no Século XXI – A Era dos Artistas”, which showcases, starting this weekend, over a hundred works belonging to its collection.
(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.