As part of the winning prize for PIPA 2013, Cadu is now going through a three-month residency period at Residency Unlimited. We are keeping up with this residency through interviews made via Skype. There will be a total of three videos. In the first video, out on 16th May, the artist told of his first impressions in returning to New York after fourteen years, about how he deals with the fast pace of the city that never sleeps and reported on the residency space. Now Cadu shows for the camera the space occupied by Residency Unlimited, which is in a former church in Brooklyn, and says there are between 18 to 25 artists participating in the programme at the same time, enabling daily encounters with people from different parts of the world.
Cadu also speaks of the main project he is developing in New York: an equipment that draws wind conditions, made in a partnership with another Brazilian artists also living in the city.
Watch the video.
Cinthia Marcelle displays a video work at “Nervous Systems”, in Aarhus, Denmark, while Carla Zaccagnini features in group exhibition “A Voice of One’s Own”, in Malmö, Sweden. In São Paulo, a solo exhibition by Marcelo Cipis is on view, as well as a photography-based exhibition by Luiz Braga. Last days to visit Eduardo Berliner’s “Pinturas” and the group exhibition “Matriz e Desconstrução”, in Rio. 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.
“Alimentário”, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, which focuses on the relationship between Brazilian cuisine and contemporary art and “Territórios e capital”, a solo show by Lourival Cuquinha where the artist presents his “financial art”, are the two main exhibitions currently on view at the Museum. Visitors can also experience the permanent shows “MAM: Its history, its heritage” and “Genealogias do contemporâneo” and “MAM Collection – restored works” and “4×3: The art of movie posters”, set to end soon. See the full Museum schedule for this week.
(Vancouver, Canada) “Chora Chuva” is the name of the installation created in response to the theme “Crossroads”, as part of the artists’ residency program. “We propose to recreate a situation where the rain invades an indoor area, precarious and provisionally one tries to control this unstable situation. What should be kept on the outsides invades the internal domain”, say Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima.
(Warsaw, Poland) The theme of the exhibition “Slow Future” is degrowth, a social movement advocating that we should abandon the current model of compulsory economic growth and search for ways to improve the quality of life within the limits of capacity of natural environment.
(Baden, Switzerland) Internationally renowned artists such as Natalie Czech, Markus Schinwald, Nele Stecher and others participate in an exhibition which has occupied the museum space of a 20th century villa. In the show, the domestic character of the museum has inspired inquiry into the way in which furnishings become art and art furnishings in an upper-class residence, and how furniture can be used as a means of constructing identity and social status.
(Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom) The exhibition draws us into the strangeness of 3am – when time is distorted and the mind plays tricks. A film called Nocturne by Lucy Reynolds is of a lake in a park, with stars orbiting at speed overhead and the surface of the water pulsing and twitching inexplicably. 3am is also an hour to which misfits gravitate: a painting by Anj Smith shows a nocturnal passing-place where an extreme recluse would seem to have left mysterious traces.
(Limerick, Ireland) These are the last days to see Carla Zaccagnini’s work for the 36th edition of Ireland’s Biennial. For this, the EVA International has transformed the former Golden Vale Milk Plant into temporary exhibition venues with support from Kerry Group and Limerick City of Culture 2014. Previously known as the Lansdowne Flax Mill and Cleeves Condensed Milk Factory, this vast industrial complex dominates the west bank of the River Shannon, visible from Sarsfield Bridge.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Curated by Paulo Sérgio Duarte, the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro holds, from 2nd July, a solo exhibition entitled “Américas”, by Arjan Martins. “Martins chooses for expressive tradition. He is not alone in contemporary Brazilian painting in this field, but there is something rather important that draws attention in his language and that makes him stand out: there are no gimmicks. If it is possible for lyricism to be straightforward, and often harsh, or even better, raw, that is Arjan’s lyricism”, says the curator.