Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

Interviews with the PIPA 2014 nominated artists

Since PIPA’s first edition in 2010, Matrioska Filmes make exclusively video-interviews with the nominated artists. In its 5th edition, in 2014, the Prize still believes in the relevance of the videos yearly recorded. Luiz Camillo Osorio, chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, wrote about this: “If the prize aims to recognize and distinguish, the building of a contemporary memory looked for an amplified analysis of the circuit.”
Watch the first video with PIPA 2014 nominated artist, Alexandre Mazza who answers to a question by the Nominating Committee member, Fersen Lambranho, on whether the public protests that have been taking place in Brazil since last June have influenced his work.

PIPA 2014 Artists | See this week’s new pages and updates

This week, nine first-time nominated artists had their pages created here on the website and four artists added images and information to their already made pages. Out of a total of 66, more than half (41 artists) are running for the prize for the first time. You can now get to know more about Aline Dias, Maikel da Mata and Pablo Ferretti, all originally from south Brazil; Eneida Sanches and Toz, both from Salvador, Bahia state capital, northeast Brazil; Tamara Andrade and Vivian Caccuri, both from the state of São Paulo; Chilean Cristián Silva-Avaria and Rio-born André Santangelo.
Also, Alexandre Vogler, Alice Miceli, Ana Paula Oliveira, Beto Shwafaty and Otavio Schipper sent in new information and images to update their pages.

Schedule | 24th to 30th May

In São Paulo, Erika Verzutti and Adriano Costa feature in the exhibition “Postcodes”, which is set to end soon. Also in São Paulo is the photographic group show “Poder provisório” [“Temporary power”], with Odires Mlászho, Paulo Nazareth, Pedro Motta, Lenora de Barros, Caio Reisewitz and Sandra Cinto. Rio de Janeiro holds exhibitions “Fachada” [“Façade”], Laercio Redondo’s new solo, and “Pintura!” [“Painting!”], a group exhibition with Bruno Miguel and Danielle Carcav.
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) Six exhibitions are on view at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, among them “Sylvio: Clash of Worlds”, and Ron Mueck’s solo show. The first brings in 150 artworks of accomplished artists such as Dalí, Duchamp, Miró, Magritte, Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Kandinsky, Cartier-Bresson, Christo, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Tunga, Vik Muniz, Mapplethorpe, Warhol and many others. Whereas in the Australian artist exhibition, as well as his famous different-scale sculptures, the public can watch a film showing his creating process. See the full Museum schedule for this week.

“Matriz e Desconstrução”, group show curated by Luisa Duarte

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Art critic Luisa Duarte gathered artworks from artists such as Ana Holck, Carla Guagliardi, Matheus Rocha Pitta and several others in this show that occupies the entirety exhibition space of a Rio based gallery. Her curatorship weaves dialogues between the works whose construction matrix is clear, that is, the artworks have a dry, refined visuality, of a geometric nature, and in others a narrative surfaces, signaling a conversation between poles that are not opposite, but diverse and that constitute the same Brazilian history of art of the past fifty years.

Last days | “Mind the Gap”, solo show by Cristian Silva-Avária

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Final week to visit PIPA 2014 nominee Cristian Silva-Avária’s solo exhibition. Its title, taken from the popular London tube warning, is precisely the concept relating all images in one great unit. “Mind the Gap” is an exhibition that puts various images together, with the aim of documenting, archiving and comparing the contemporary societies limits, to which Michel Foucault called “heterotopias” and “heterochromias”. The displayed images are the result of the artist’s wanderings through European and Latin American cities.

Laercio Redondo and Matheus Rocha Pitta participate in group exhibition about Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) One of the rooms in the show, created as a theatre like those inside transatlantic ships, is the space where performances and actions will take place, making up one of the exhibition’s central axis. Works and documents about the Porn Art Movement and the underground actor Mario Montez are part of the exhibition. They are modern examples of the aesthetic created by Josephine.

Exhibition at the Bronx Museum with André Komatsu

(New York, USA) “Beyond the Supersquare” brings together a select group of contemporary artists whose insightful work addresses the remnants of the Modern Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through drawings, photography, sculpture, installation, and video, the show presents a series of responses to the aggressive rise of Latin America’s urban centers and the ways in which they have evolved since the mid-twentieth century.

Jonathas de Andrade features in Irish group show

(Dublin, Ireland) The PIPA 2011 finalist presents “4000 disparos” [“4000 shots’], a film produced on the streets of Buenos Aires. Andrade captured the faces of 4000 anonymous men on Super 8 black and white film. Transferred onto video the images are montaged together at an aggressive speed, the faces blurring into one. It is a reference to the “desaparecidos”, the Argentinean who disappeared during 1970s dictatorship period.

Sara Ramo displays “Punto ciego” in Montevideo

(Montevideo, Uruguay) For the second time in Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Sara Ramo has been invited to set up “Punto ciego”, an installation of specific placement in which she will conduct a process of investigation and experimentation about a clear conceptual base, defined as a starting point. The installation intends on being, literally, a bridge between the actual exhibition area and the Panopticon, where the traces of some unexpected experience will approach us, and not the silence of ruins without inhabitants.

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