Prize fifth edition’s nominees had their names published throughout this week, in fifteen bulletins (three per day from Monday to Friday), and ends now with this one.The artists were indicated by Nominating Committee, composed by 31 art experts, brazilian and foreign, who follows Brazilian contemporary art. They had in mind PIPA’s goal of rewarding artists with recent trajectory, with work already in evidence, consistent and promising.This year, the Committee’s 31 members appointed a total of 70 visual artists. Check the names of the four artists of this 15th bulletin and the PIPA 2014 Nominated Artists’ full list. Congratulations to all nominees!
It is on view at the Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art, until mid-April, “Acervo MAM – Obras restauradas” [“Collection MAM-Rio – Restored Works”]. The exhibition presents thirteen works all damaged by the museum’s fire in the late 70s. Twelve of them were restored, but one, a work by the Brazilian artist Nelson Leirner had a replica made by himself . In this video, Leirner talks about the project and brings a bit of his critical perspective on the art circuit.
In Rio de Janeiro, last chance to see “Play”, with Daniel Murgel, Daniela Mattos, Felipe Barbosa, Laercio Redondo, Luiz Hermano, Maria Nepomuceno, Pedro Motta e Rosana Ricalde. In Germany, last days to visit the solo “Impossible but Necessary”, by Carla Zaccagnini.
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, Brazil) Six exhibitions are on view at Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art. These include the hugely successful solo by the artist Ron Mueck, with its giant sculptures, and the recently opened exhibition – “Sylvio: The Clash of ‘Worlds’”, which gives the audience the opportunity to see works by artists such as Dalí, Duchamp, Miró, Magritte , Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Kandinsky, Cartier-Bresson, Christo, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Tunga, Vik Muniz, Mapplethorpe, Warhol, among others. Visit also the other shows and check the schedule for the museum’s Cinematheque.
(São Paulo, Brazil) The International Art Fair of São Paulo, in its tenth edition, with 130 exhibiting galleries from Brazil and abroad, presents works of modern and contemporary art, of numerous prestigious artists. The event also has a dynamic schedule, including the curatorial lab, talks with the artists, the editorial cluster and projects “Solo” and “Showcase”, opportunities for national and international emerging galleries to increase their visibility and reveal works of their represented artists.
(Madrid, Spain) This Saturday, the Brazilian artist, Raquel Stolf shows her sound piece “49 silêncios empilhados” (49 piled silences), in “In -Sonora VII”. The event happens in various venues throughout Madrid with sound pieces and videos from the following international artists: Uwe Heine, Ronaldo Ros, Neural Xolotl, Wordthecat, Polsick, Inflexos Transcorpo, Raquel Stolf, Cecilia Castro, Miguel A. García, 111 y los vídeos de: Juliana Kase, Céline Trouillet, Ehrior, Thiago Parizi, Tchelo, Darr Tah Lei and Neno Belchev.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) A new series of drawings by Marcelo Solá is opening this Thursday the 27th. “ Drawing is bordered on appropriation, taking over. We put our ideas down on paper, draw in the sand, carve our names in tree-trunks and stones, in an atavistic desire to be and to remain beyond our own bodies. Marcelo Solá takes up this ancestral drive and makes it his own”, says art critic Agnaldo Farias.
(São Paulo, Brazil) The MAC USP offers new relationships between the Museum, contemporary art and the artists of the city and the country, building a space for presentations and debates about Brazilian artistic production and working as a platform for an effective action of the Museum, along with the art community, scholars of the field and the general public.
(Fortaleza, Brazil) Through the new painting series “Muito pelo ao contrário”, Fábio Baroli portrays one of these “matutos”. In this compilation, the witty puns that shape the image narrative are not only a way of recovering a culture that often is not understood, but also to point out the delicacy in its personal universe
(London, UK) Matheus Rocha Pitta 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.