Marcius Galan was PIPA 2012 winner. As part of the award, for being PIPA 2012 winner, Marcius Galan begins this month his artist residency at Gasworks, the prestigious institution, in London.
The Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art’s long term exhibition is curated by PIPA Board member Luiz Camillo Osorio.
The exhibition brings works from the museum’s collection and also from the main Brazilian art collector Gilberto Assis Chateaubriand.
This week’s highlights are:
From the 25th to the 28th of April, Art Lima, the 1st international art fair of Lima, Perú, is happening, with participation of galleries Leme, Nara Roesler and Vermelho.
This weekend, there will be four closing shows. Project Identity, with Felipe Barbosa, in Rio de Janeiro; 30th São Paulo Biennial itinerant exhibition, with Eduardo Berliner and Lucia Laguna, in Ribeirão Preto; “Corpo Dócil”, by André Komatsu and “Nostalgia, sentimento de classe”, by Jonathas de Andrade in São Paulo.
Also in São Paulo, on Thursday, the opening of Felipe Cohen’s solo show “Lapso”.
The project Performance, body and politics, in its fourth edition, has the goal to discuss the integration of artistic language of performance through contemporary art. Technology, video-art, webs and urban space, nets and other politics, power relations, performances and regional experiences are some of the themes being discussed. Amongst the participating artists are Gê Orthof, Luciana Paiva, OPAVIVARÁ! and Shima.
In urban cartography increasingly developed from political and economic interests, the concept of landscape is under contradictions about what it means to live in contemporary society. Lucia Koch creates places of estrangement.
The artist subverts the meanings of existent objects and their uses, always from everyday materials. For this exhibition, he approaches notions of movement and rest to reveal new abstractions.
At the exhibition opening, there will also be the catalogue’s launch. The artist presents a series of drawings and watercolors and the videos ‘Baião’ (2008) and ‘Caderno Confete’ (2007-2008).
The exhibition, whose name can be translated to “Strangely Familiar”, has works by PIPA nominees: Alice Miceli, Mariana Manhães, Rodrigo Matheus and Thiago Honório.
André Komatsu presents a series of works on which he employs a set of regulations taken from rational systems such as Mathematics, Architecture and Geometry with the goal of revealing the ambivalence of these systems and question their efficiency. Jonathas de Andrade reproduces the panel of a tropical modern house in real size, transforming the house’s tiles into fiber glass pieces with the same dimensions as the original
Felipe Cohen presents a set of eight new works – seven sculptures and an intervention. The artist uses everyday objects such as bottles and plastic bags interacting with classic art materials.