Shima was nominated to PIPA Prize for the first time this year. He Graduated in Industrial Design and uses the methodology of design to develop projects in performance-art and its developments on objects, installations, films and photographs.
On this interview, the artist talks about how he first started working with performances through photography and answers a question by the critic and curator Guilherme Bueno about the meaning of doing art these days. “I think there is a meaning if there is a meeting, an exchange…”
Watch the interview with Shima:
Since the first year of the prize PIPA, in 2010, Matrioska Filmes produces video-interviews with the PIPA nominees.
Pointing out the importance of this production, MAM-Rio’s curator, Luiz Camillo Osorio, says:
When PIPA invited Matrioska film production to make these videos, its goal was to build a small database on Brazilian contemporary art. If the prize aims to recognize and distinguish, the building of a contemporary memory looked for an amplified analysis of the circuit. (…)
We are sure that the continuity of these records and their combination with the renewal of the artists’ pages – that has to be made in partnership with the artists and their respective galleries – will maximize the relevance of this database. A growing number of interested people, from researchers to collectors, have began using the PIPA website for the benefit of all. – extract from the text “Hunger for files”
All videos produced by Matrioska for PIPA can be find at the page Videos.