Daily Archives: February 7, 2014

Schedule 8 – 14 February

This Monday, in São Paulo, the Auction ABACT 2014 with works by several artists represented by some of the leading galleries in Brazil. On February 13th, Washington Silvera releases his book in Curitiba. Last days to visit “Économie Domestique”, by Ana Luiza Dias Batista and João Loureiro, in France.
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.

Openings at MAM-Rio

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) “Acervo MAM – obras restauradas” and “4×3 A arte do cartaz de cinema” are the new exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. The first, shows 13 important works from the museum’s collection, by domestic and international artists, recently restored. The other is a selection of Brazilian movie posters produced between 1950 and 1980, that shows the transition/coexistence of an urban-industrial society to a consumer society.
This is the last weekend to visit the exhibition “Pintar a China Agora” by the artists Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau. A collection of thirty oil paintings rendered from photographs of religious movement Falun Gong practitioners, depicting instances of violence inflicted by the Chinese government upon their own citizens.

Opening | Matheus Rocha Pitta in London

(London, UK) The Brazilian artist, PIPA Finalist in 2012, Matheus Rocha Pitta presents his solo “The Agreement”. The artist inspired by Thomas Hirschhorn ethical reading of Andy Warhol, shows a series of concrete slabs with contemporary clips from international newspapers featuring – often powerful – people in gestures of agreement.

“Lista” | New group show in São Paulo

(São Paulo, Brazil) The exhibition gathers all the artists represented by a gallery based in São Paulo, including also new names and guests showing new works and selection from the gallery’s collection. Fabio Zimbres and Tinho are amongst the participating artists.

PIPA artists in exhibition of photography

(Curitiba, Brazil) “FotoBienal MASP” presents works that talk about the relation between photography and other media, making possible new meanings and paths for contemporary artistic production. Caio Reisewitz, Rodrigo Braga, Berna Reale,Dora Longo Bahia, Odires Mlászho are among the participating artists.

Last days | “Physis Soma”, a group show with 7 artists

(São Paulo, Brazil) The exhibition “Physis Soma – O corpo, a expressão e a poética do movimento” [“Physis Soma – The body, the expression and the movement poetic”] approaches the notion of the human being in a deep and complete way. Seven artists were invited to work with the idea of the human body. Beyond showing a complex artistic production, the show intends to change the usual perception that we have about the human body.

Paulo Almeida | “By Another Point of View”

(São Paulo, Brazil) “Por Um Outro Ponto de Vista” [By Another Point of View] is a project of a series of circular oil paintings, in different sizes, recreating spaces of the Museu Paulista. Simulating concave mirrors – that cause a reversal of what is reflected – the images question the role of historical painting and its role in the creation of a national identity, and draw attention to the current situation of the Museum.

Opening | Solo show of one of the most important Brazilian contemporary artists in Spain

(Bilbao, Spain) The solo “The Body that Carries Me” gathers works by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, who was member of PIPA 2010 Nominating Committee. “For Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, who defines himself as a sculptor, his pieces have been created so that they may be penetrated, inhabited, felt, and even smelled, allowing viewers to experience the piece with their own bodies, senses and minds, through the work of art and vice-versa.”

Gasworks | “Late Barbarians”

(London, UK) The exhibition takes its title from an expression by German sociologist Norbert Elias, which suggests that our future descendants may eventually consider us to have lived during an extended medieval period, implying that we share far greater affinities with our Barbarian forefathers than we might like to think. Similarly, the works on show question linear interpretations of history, invoking a present that is haunted by the gestures of our ancestors.

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