This is the eighth bulletin announcing the names of the artists who were nominated to participate in PIPA Prize 2018. There will be 15 bulletins in total throughout the five days of announcements. We kindly request that all artists listed in this bulletin – particularly those who are being nominated for the first time – to please…
(Miami, USA) The exhibition “New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists”, on view until next friday, August 25th, at the Rubell Family Collection, is a result of the Rubells’ extensive research trips to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and features works which address universal environmental, social and political concerns by 12 up-and-coming artists: Lucas Arruda, Thiago Martins de Melo, Sonia Gomes, André Komatsu, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Maria Nepomuceno, Solange Pessoa, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Marina Rheingantz, Eli Sudbrack, Erika Verzutti and PIPA Prize 2016 winner Paulo Nazareth.
Second edition of “South-South” investigates the afterlife of the political revolution in the Global South
(Cape Town, South Africa) Following a series initiated in 2015, with “The Poetry in Between: South-South”, Goodman Gallery presents this weekend the exhibition “South-South: Let me begin again”, which unites artists from the Global South—places such as Cuba, Brazil, South Africa and others. Featuring artworks by 21 artists, including PIPA Prize 2016 winner Paulo Nazareth, the exhibition investigates how the progressive ideologies being embraced in these countries in the 1980s/1990s have unfolded or collapsed.
(Miami, USA) The Rubell Family Collection Museum presents—timed to Art Basel Miami Beach—the exhibition “New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists”. The show is a result of the Rubells’ extensive research trips to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and features works which address universal environmental, social and political concerns by 12 up-and-coming artists: Lucas Arruda, Thiago Martins de Melo, Sonia Gomes, André Komatsu, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Maria Nepomuceno, Solange Pessoa, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Marina Rheingantz, Eli Sudbrack, Erika Verzutti and PIPA Prize 2016 winner Paulo Nazareth.
(Guadalajara, Mexico) Thiago Martins de Mello, PIPA Prize 2014 finalist and 2016 nominee, presents his first solo exhibition in Mexico, “Bárbara Barroco”. The show also introduces the artist’s first filmmaking incursion: a narrative that marks his transition from a visual imagination to the big screen, guided by the effects of colonization and the abuses of capitalism. The exhibition is an extension and development of the project “Bárbara Baclava”, initiated earlier this year in Brazil.
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.
(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.
“The World is Made of Histories” presents multi-layered narratives referring to different times and geographical places
(Oslo, Norway) The exhibition presents works by Paulo Nimer Pjota and Thiago Martins de Melo and tells a story about art history, urbanism, politics, memory, sexuality and violence, religion and aesthetics, to name just a few of the themes that the artists have addressed in their works using a variety of materials, techniques and narrative structures.
(São Paulo, Brazil) “The works address the non-legitimated struggles of peoples and groups viewed as “barbarian,” uncivilized non-citizens. Balaclava is the invisibility, discomfort or aggression caused by the battle mask, which destroys identity and individuation”, affirms Viviane Vazzi Pedro.
(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.