The highlits of this week’s cultural programming are the openings of the Sharjah Biennial, a major arab art event, and three exhibitions in Brazil with PIPA artists.
This Saturday, two new exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art: “Polaridades”, that explores the opposition in art between the geometric, Mondrian-style, and “loose movement”, like the works by Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica. The other opening is showing the museum’s new acquisitions, made possible by the “Prêmio Marcantonio Vilaça – Funarte 2013″ award: a significant group of works by four artists of different generations of Brazilian contemporary art.
The exhibition shows a general outlook on the current Brazilian artistic production. With Adriano Costa, Berna Reale, Carlos Contente, Cristiano Lenhardt, Fábio Baroli, GIA, Luciana Paiva, Luiza Baldan, Maria Laet, Pablo Lobato, Regina Parra, Thiago Honório and Thiago Martins de Melo, among other artists.
For Sharjah Biennial 11, curator Yuko Hasegawa has selected more than 100 artists, architects, filmmakers, musicians and performers whose artworks and practices resonate with strands of the curatorial theme. Amongst them are PIPA nominees Cinthia Marcelle, Lucia Koch, Pablo Lobato and Sara Ramo.
Laercio Redondo invites the audience to stir up the history of the building that houses Casa França-Brasil as an emblem of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Daniel Steegman, at Projeto Cofre, opposes the “vegetal wealth” of the indigenous and the national economy with the incessant search for gold of the colonizers.
View here the complete Gasworks programming for the next months: Exhibitions, Talks & Events and Artists’ Residencies. Amongst the residents is PIPA nominee Cristiano Lenhardt.
The participating artists, none of them professional photographers, use photography to express, as a language, the results of their research and questioning around the concept of “Identity”. Curated by Osvaldo Carvalho.
Curated by Luisa Duarte, this group exhibition has works by PIPA artists Cinthia Marcelle, Laercio Redondo, Marcius Galan, Marilá Dardot, Regina Parra and Sara Ramo.
This video follows for an afternoon the “Multi-sensorial Meetings”, promoted by the Experimental Nucleous of Education and Art of Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art. The PIPA videos seek to encourage and contribute to debate and reflection on art, and so we will reward the authors of three selected commentaries with catalogues.