Daily Archives: May 9, 2014

PIPA 2014 Artists | Updates and new pages created this week

Among the 66 participating artists of PIPA 2014, 41 of them (62%) were nominated for the first time this year. The artists are sending data to create or update their pages here in the website. This week, two new pages were created for Arthur Scovino and Daniel de Paula.
Born in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, Arthur Scovino moved to Salvador, Bahia, in 2008, to study at the School of Fine Arts of Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He sent 20 images of his artworks, 3 videos and general information on his career.
Daniel on the other hand, son of Brazilian immigrants in the US, who has moved to Brazil still young, presents his work through 25 images as well as a text on his trajectory.
Eduardo Berliner, Renato Pera and Virgílio Neto, who were previously nominated had their pages updated, with new images and information.

Schedule | 10th – 16th May

This week, Tinho presents a solo show entitled “Reflexões”, in Rio. The exhibition “Brasil, voces en la multitud” with Fabio Morais and Jonathas de Andrade is on its last days at the II Lima Photography Biennial. And in London, Gasworks holds a lecture-performance by Maryam Jafri as part of her solo show “Mouthfeel”. 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.

This week at MAM-Rio

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The great public that visits Ron Mueck’s exhibition in MAM-Rio has the surprise of going through other rooms in the Museum. Other five shows are on view in the instituition, among them “Sylvio: Clash of Worlds” which occupies the same floor as the famous Australian artist gigantic sculptures. In it, visitors can appreciate a collection of 150 20th-century pieces from Belgian-Brazilian collector Sylvio Perlstein. In the same room artworks by great masters from different nationalities in different medias, such as Dalí, Duchamp, Miró, Magritte, Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Kandinsky, Cartier-Bresson, Christo, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Tunga, Vik Muniz, Mapplethorpe and Warhol.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 | See the participating galleries and artists

(Hong Kong, China) The sixth edition of the Hong Kong Art Basel will bring the highest quality of paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works from the 20th and 21st centuries, by more than 2,000 artists from Asia and around the globe, including the following Brazilian artists: Bruno Dunley, Camila Sposati, Eduardo Berliner, Eduardo Coimbra, Laura Vinci, Lucia Koch, Mariana Palma, Rodolpho Parigi and Sandra Cinto.

Opening | Dak’Art 2014 – Biennial of Contemporary African Art, with Jonathas de Andrade

(Dakar, Senegal) Part of the international exhibition, Jonathas de Andrade will show works which belong to “Museu do Homem do Nordeste” [“Men of North-East Museum”], a group of installations and even a real museum created by the artist. These works consist of photographs of North-East Brazil men who answered his ads in Recife. The pictures are accompanied by notes made by Andrade as he spoke to the men, and reveal their motivations and how they perceive themselves.

“Fachada” [ “Façade”] | new solo by Laercio Redondo

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The exhibition uses a remarkable piece of modern Brazilian architecture as starting point. It shows four main artworks: a sentence cast in bronze, a film, a set of silkscreens in plywood boards and an enlarged 1950s postcard. By overlaying different periods in time and elements, all gathered in this architecture piece, Redondo’s work reactivates a perspective on political history. He creates a space where the viewer can evaluate the complexity of historical memory and its ambiguities from different perspectives.

“Somewhere, Elsewhere, Anywhere, Nowhere”, installation by Marcelo Cidade

(San Francisco, USA) Marcelo Cidade presents an installation made during his residency at Kadist SF. The top concrete layer of a parking lot fills every square inch of the gallery floor, as the cut shape mirrors the exhibition space floor plan. Simultaneously, an impression of the gallery floor plan occupies the parking lot. That way, Cidade inextricably linked the city with the artwork.

Exhibitions by Adriano Costa and Lucas Arruda at the same gallery

(São Paulo, Brazil) Lucas Arruda’s pieces are about memory in the first place, before being landscape painting. They are memories built inside the atelier, not outdoors. They are more characterized as moments of the artist instead of nature: a second content deriving from the first one. There is the will to affirm himself as a man, as a subject. Whereas Adriano Costa’s work can appear in several forms and configurations, and they can specially be materialized from anything that exists. Costa’s apparently anarchic freedom sucks the objects and the aesthetic footprints that Costa find out there. Instead of being pre-conceived, the work is defined in the present.

Opening | Caio Reisewitz | First major solo show in the US

(New York, USA) One of Brazil’s leading contemporary photographers, Caio Reisewitz will present a selection of works made between 2003 and 2013. During the past two decades, the artist has produced works that explore the rapidly changing relationship between urban and rural areas in modern-day Brazil, drawing attention to the nation’s economic development which threatens its natural environment and architectural heritage.

“Escuta” | Recent artworks by Paulo Nenflídio

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In his fourth solo exhibition at A Gentil Carioca, Paulo Nenflídio displays sound artworks, recently made and inspired by natural phenomena and marine creatures. Each artwork has its own internal code in micro-controlled circuits where randomness is part of the composition. “Ensaio da chuva” [“Rain rehearsal’], for example, has a code in which sound was sculpted in microsecond fractions. The piece is a laboratory where water, in various beakers, determines the time dynamics and rain amplitude.

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