In Norway, “Imagine Brazil” gathers works by different Brazilian artists until March. The artist João Loureiro participates in the exhibition “Économie Domestique”, in France. “A Sense of Place”, with Lucia Koch, is on display at Pier 24 Photography, in USA. Check out the full agenda for this week of exhibitions and events related to PIPA artists, Nominating Committee members, Board members, MAM-Rio and relevant information about art in Brazil and abroad.
(Rio de Janeiro, RJ) Next week, Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art promotes a debate with the artist Frida Baranek, the curator of the exhibition “Confrontos” Catherine Bompuis and MAM Rio’s curator Luiz Camillo Osorio. In the occasion, the exhibition’s catalogue will be launched. On January, MAM Rio’s Cinematheque presents an intense program: celebrating the centenary of the character Carlitos, created by Charles Chaplin, a complete retrospective, in chronological order, will be presented. Check out the complete schedule.
(Austin, USA) The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin and the Fundação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre, Brazil have joined together to organize the first comprehensive career survey of one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists: Waltercio Caldas. The exhibition investigates Caldas’s centrality within Brazilian art, his role on the international stage, and his unique position on art and its ethos. Caldas was member of PIPA 2012 Award Jury.
(Omaha, USA) Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts presents “Lossy”, a group exhibition curated by Stephanie Syjuco. For this show, the curator “brings together six former Bemis Center Artists-in-Residence who explore the murky territory of physicality in an era of mediated representation. Their sculptural and image-based surrogates call into question the notion of ‘presence’ and use their unfaithfulness as a way to reorganize meaning and symbolism in the world around them.”
(Pittsburgh, USA) The 2013 Carnegie International presents new voices rooted in history, a sense of place, and play. The exhibition is guided by a shared passion for the individual and the exceptional; for art that celebrates dissonance and beauty; and for artworks that stay in touch with the everyday. Co-curated by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski.
(Humlebaek, Denmark) The exhibition explores a wonderful, fragile, frightening and powerful world. “Arctic” is a story about dreams, destiny, adventure and beauty. It is a tale of fear, fascination, desire, downfall, and survival in spite of everything. A quest for a location, real and imagined, that through the centuries has stirred up strong drives and emotions, fascinating and attracting artists, scientists, writers and adventurers alike.
(Seattle, USA) Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto, nominated for PIPA in 2010, presents an installation at the Olympic Sculpture Park. “Cinto’s Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) includes an intricate wall drawing, whose ambitious proportions convey a mesmerizing view of an expansive waterscape. Through humble materials—including blue paint and a silver paint pen—Cinto works directly on the wall and transforms a single line, repeated at different angles and lengths, into a titanic image of water that expresses both renewal and risk.”, Marisa C. Sánchez, associate curator.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Ateliê Fidalga presents a solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Reginaldo Pereira, nominated for PIPA in 2012. “A Ponta do Lápis e o Vespeiro” can be visited until next week. In his works, the artist deals with maps and other cultural signs and talks about political and social issues.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The works gathered in this show are the result of a research developed by the artist in Minas Gerais. Afonso Tostes has been dedicating himself over the last years to what can be referred as an investigation over structures. During the exhibition’s set up , Casa França Brasil served as the artist’s studio.
(Porto Alegre, Brazil) The first solo exhibition by Lia Chaia in Porto Alegre gathers three new works and one site specific. According to Giorgio Ronna, curator of the show, the title “Contrapasso” refers to movemente and rhythm, and also to inversion and opposition.