(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Showcasing works by Berna Reale, Marco Antonio Portela, Paulo Nazareth, Shima and Virginia de Medeiros, the exhibition discusses the construction of identities today.
The 78 artists nominated this year – 39 for the first time – have been selected by a Nominating Committee composed of 28 professionals from Brazil and abroad specialized in Brazilian contemporary art. All their names will be announced from Monday, February 19th, through Friday, February 23rd.
(Yogyakarta, Indonesia) The 14th Biennale Jogja started this week, and its main exhibition features the work of many PIPA Prize nominees, including former finalists and winners, namely Rodrigo Braga, Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado, Clara Ianni, Ícaro Lira, Jonathas de Andrade, Leticia Ramos, Lourival Cuquinha, Virginia de Medeiros and Yuri Firmeza.
(Cape Town, South Africa) After all the political and cultural scandals that succeed one another on Brazilian news everyday, “How to remain silent?”. The question guides a group show of the same name on view at A4 Arts Foundation. Featuring PIPA Prize 2015 Winner Virginia de Medeiros, it showcases works by Brazilian artists who investigate new ways of living in society.
(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.
This week, the world celebrated International Women’s Day, a date that marks the struggle and the resilience of being a woman in modern-day society. In honor of March 8th, hence, PIPA Prize selected works by 15 female artists who have gained recognition in the history of the Prize, be it by winning one of its three categories or by making it to the edition’s four finalists. Their artistic goals and projects couldn’t be more different, as well as the media they have chosen to work with. Together, however, they prove that a woman’s place is in museums, galleries, studios—or wherever she wants to be.
What better way to become a “window into Brazilian contemporary art” than through the most literal window of all arts, the audiovisual? It was bearing that in mind that PIPA Prize established, since its creation, a partnership with production house Matrioska Filmes. These exclusive videos aim to discuss the most pressing issues of contemporary art today. Here, you can find a selection of the best 2016 PIPA Prize videos—to watch over and over again.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) JACARANDA magazine, created by the artist Raul Mourão to promote Brazilian contemporary art in the international circuit, launches its third number this Saturday, November 12th. The event will take place at the Jacaranda art space, located at Villa Aymoré, and also marks the last days to visit the group show “Indelével”, featuring artworks by PIPA Prize 2015 winner Virginia de Medeiros and PIPA Prize nominees Maria Laet and Lenora de Barros.
Residency Unlimited, a PIPA Prize partner – since 2013, PIPA Prize winners are granted a 3-month residency programme there as part of their award – has joined Visual AIDS as co-sponsor of a one-month curatorial residency to take place in March 2017 in New York City. For the fifth year running, the residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art and is open for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS.
(Madrid, Spain) “This project enquires into the condition of the work of art and its possibilities. It questions what the work could have been or have said and what if actually was and said. We propose a rethinking, inevitably ethical-political, of representation and reality, of the possibilities and the responsibilities of the artistic act as knowledge, questioning the power of representations, not to reflect reality but to look for its meaning.”