Daily Archives: June 6, 2014

PIPA 2014 Finalists | Watch the announcement

Luiz Camillo Osorio – Chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro ( MAM-Rio) and member of PIPA Board – announces in a video the names of this year four finalists. They will exhibit at MAM-Rio from September 6th to November 16th and will run for a total prize of R$120,000, including a participation in the Artist Residency program Residency Unlimited, in New York.
The finalists were chosen, by PIPA Board, among all the artists participating in this edition of the Prize, having as one of the guidelines, the number of nominations received. The four artists were nominated in previous years.
Watch the video and see the reactions of the finalists.

PIPA 2014 Finalists in the news

The weekend magazine EU& from the newspaper Valor Econômico talks about PIPA 2014 finalists.
The article entitled “Brazilian contemporary art selection”, could be best translated as “Brazilian contemporary art team” as the country will host the World Cup next week.
It is signed by Jacílio Saraiva who writes about the Prize, its partnership with the Museum of Modern art of Rio de Janeiro and also brings short interviews with the artists.
The text also tells that Prize’s finalists of previous editions were recently highlighted in international publications.
Read the full story.

Adriano Motta | Brand new PIPA 2014 nominee interview

Continuing with this years nominee interviews, first-time nominee Adriano Motta answers a question proposed by 2014 Nominating Committee member Alejandra Muñoz: “How do you choose the predominant themes in your work?” Motta replies that he starts his work “by proposing a specific language”. In his small painting series “BoloBolo”, for example, the starting point was the the series title, taken from the book. “I began to imagine the characters and also a context in which these individuals could fit. A lot of variables came to mind, which I worked with. I consider myself a researcher of languages.”
Watch the video.

Schedule | 7th to 13th June

In South Brazil, exhibitions “Liberdade em movimento” and “Seu lugar é aqui, seu momento é agora” can be visited in Porto Alegre. Marilá Dardot opens her biggest solo exhibition in years in Rio, entitled “Pouco a pouco” and the Museu de Arte do Rio holds the group exhibition “From Valongo to Favela”. 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.

PIPA 2014 | All artists pages now created and updated

After meeting some of this year’s first-time nominees and catching up with previously nominated artists, now all the PIPA 2014 first-time nominees, a total of 41 (more than half of the nominees), have pages here on the website. This means information and artwork images by seven artists nominated this year for the first time are now available on our website. They can send in all sort of data about them, this includes not just a CV or visual documentation of their work, but also curatorial texts and interviews. Click here to know more on Clara Ianni, Fabia Schnoor, Ronald Duarte, Runo Lagomarsino, Waleska Reuter, Willian Santos and Yana Tamayo.

MAM-Rio | June programme

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) See the June schedule of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, including exhibitions, cinematheque and educative programme. This month the Museum opens the following shows: “Territórios e capital: extinções”, by one of the most innovative Pernambuco artists, Lourival Cuquinha; and “Alimentário: arte e patrimônio alimentar brasileiro”, depicting the traditions, stories and values through photographs, videos and artworks that tell the making of Brazilian cuisine. A collection of the Museum’s restored works and “The art of movie posters” continue on view as well as the Museum’s permanent exhibitions. At the Cinematheque, a selection of films pays homage to the 100 years since WW1 and lectures on contemporary cinema editing will be held.

“Imagine Brazil”, touring group exhibition now in Lyon

(Lyon, France) Designed in collaboration with London and Oslo, this exhibition brings together 14 young artists who are amongst the most creative of Brazil’s emerging contemporary art scene. Each of these 14 young artists was asked, in turn, to invite an established artist whom they considered to be a reference or someone whose work was similar to their own and to whom they wished to pay tribute. Therefore, Imagine Brazil exhibits the work of 27 artists in total (one ‘established’ artist was selected twice).

“Conscientia” | Group show with Pablo Ferretti

(London, United Kingdom) “Conscientia” offers a journey through Latin American consciousness and the historical, political and cultural developments that have shaped it. Three overlapping forms of consciousness permeate the exhibition: the spiritual, which underpins so much of Latin American existence; the rational, which shapes how life is governed; and the emotional, which drives self-expression.

“A Voice of One’s Own” | Group show with Carla Zaccagnini

(Malmö, Sweden) Opening tomorrow is “A Voice of One’s Own”, a group exhibition that pays homage to the fight for women rights and gender equality. The exhibition proposes a time travel to 1914, when Malmö hosted the Baltic Exhibition and hundreds of thousands of people experienced refinements and developments, while women protested and fought for suffrage. Some featured artists looked back in history, while others preferred examining current issues in the women situation.

“Viva Maria” | Group show with Gustavo Speridião, Hector Zamora, Pablo Lobato and Traplev

(São Paulo, Brazil) Axhibition “Viva Maria” speaks in a not very obvious way with the present moment. Like the iconic piece by Waldemar Cordeiro, that exhibits the word “canalha” (scoundrel) in capital letters, the artworks selected by Maria Montero are bitterly scornful. Amidst the true suspense in regards to the political-social Brazilian scenery with the World Cup, the curator gathered works that are ironic and even sharply cynical, to question reality or to propose utopias.

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