“The MASP Visual Arts Award 2013”

(São Paulo, Brazil)

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) presents the exhibition “Prêmio MASP de Artes Visuais 2013” [The MASP Visual Arts Award 2013], with solo shows by Regina Silveira, Odires Mlászho and Rodrigo Braga. The artists won this year edition, in the categories Conjunto da Obra [Whole Oeuvre], Exposição do Ano [Exhibition of the Year 2012-2013] and Artista Emergente [Emerging Artist], respectively.

The jury was presided by Teixeira Coelho and Luis Pérez-Oramas, curator of the 30th São Paulo Biennial and adjunct curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; Mari Carmen Ramírez, Latin American Art curator at the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston; Marcio Doctors, curator at Eva Klabin Foundation in Rio de Janeiro; and Ricardo Resende, Director of the São Paulo Cultural Center.

Regina Silveira, a nationally and internationally renowned artist, was the winner in the “Whole Oeuvre” category for her work in photography, video, and installation. In their award communiqué, the jury states: “Regina Silveira’s work, in its entirety, represents an extraordinary summa of achievements where the excellence of her formal mastery and the acute intelligence of her contents constitute a faultless and cohesive unity whose great political and social relevance has no peers in contemporary artistic production (…). At the same time, the Nomination Committee for MASP Award 2013 sees in Regina Silveira’s oeuvre a response to a contemporary social crisis that is urgently expressed in current Brazilian politics.”

Odires Mlászho, one of Brazil’s representatives at the 55th Venice Biennale, was named “Best Artist” in the exhibition Zero Substantivo. His work consists of experimentations with typography, collages, and sculptures.

The work of Rodrigo Braga moves between performance photography, and video, expressing a strong connection to the natural world. Braga participated in the recent 30th edition of the São Paulo Biennial and the Cerveira Biennial in Portugal. In 2012 Braga won the Pipa Visual Arts Prize in the category Exhibitions-Audience Choice, and has been the recipient of other recognitions and residencies.

From: www.artnexus.com

“Prêmio MASP de Artes Visuais 2013” [The MASP Visual Arts Award 2013]
Regina Silveira, Odires Mlászho and Rodrigo Braga
December 13, 2013 – March 16, 2014
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm
Thursdays, fom 10am to 8pm
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) – Avenida Paulista, 1578 São Paulo – SP
+55 11 3251-5644

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