(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
On the 2nd July, from 7pm to 10pm, the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) opens the exhibition Prêmio Aquisições Marcantonio Vilaça Funarte 2013″ [“Marcantonio Vilaça Funarte 2013 Acquisitions Prize”], featuring artworks by artists Carlos Belivacqua, Eduardo Coimbra, Ernesto Neto, Guilherme Dable, Fábio Baroli, Jimson Vilela, João Modé and Luiza Baldan.
Since its foundation MAM-Rio has been remarked for its commitment in acquiring, preserving and displaying contemporary art production. In the past years, through the Marcantonio Vilaça Funarte Prize we have been able to run for and acquire pieces by artists who are fundamental in recent Brazilian art. The idea of including a set of artists and their works to run for the Prize points out the establishment of an acquisition policy through the prize. In regards to the 2013 edition, now on view at the Museum, two important aspects stand out:
1. Comprehending the trajectory of artists important to recent Brazilian art history. In this aspect the Museum aims to fill in the blanks and obtain works that are not part of the collection yet – either in the Museum’s actual collection or in Gilberto Chateaubriand’s or Joaquim Paiva’s.
2. Adding contemporary artists to the collection that are relevantly present in the art circuit. Since its foundation, MAM-Rio has been an instituition open to experimentation and to young artist production, hence our concern in maintaining his line of acquistion.
Obtaining pieces by Ernesto Neto, Carlos Bevilacqua, Eduardo Coimbra, João Modé, Luiza Baldan, Guilherme Dable, Jimson Vilela and Fábio Baroli fill the requirements above, bringing to the museum two distinct generations with a special set of works, thus qualifying the Museum collection.
Luiz Camillo Osorio e Marta Mestre, curators
Prêmio Aquisições Marcantonio Vilaça Funarte 2013″
Opening: 2nd July, from 7pm to 10pm
On view through 27th August
Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro
Av Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo 20021-140 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil.
T +55 (21) 3883 5600
Opening hours (winter: 06 jul – 22 set)
Tues – Fri 12am – 6pm | Weekends and holidays 11am – 6pm
Box office closes half an hour before visiting hours.
Exhibitions – R$12,00 (free movie session included for the day the ticket is printed.
Adults over 60 and children under 12 – R$6,00.
Sunday tickets for families up to 5 people – R$12,00.
Cinematheque – R$6,00
Adults over 60 and children under 12 – R$3,00.
Friends of I, children under 12 and employees from the sponsor companies and partners (upon name badge presenting, plus one included) and Wednesdays after 3pm.
Address references: MAM is located between the Pracinhas Monument and Santos Dumont Airport.
Bus lines and stops
From South Zone >> Via Parque do Flamengo: 472 (Leme), 438(Leblon),154 (Ipanema), 401 (Flamengo), 422 (Cosme Velho). Avenida Beira Mar bus stop across the path.
Via Aterro: 121, 125 e 127 (Copacabana). Avenida Presidente Antônio Carlos bus stop across the French Consulate.
From North Zone >> 422 (Tijuca), 472 (São Cristóvão), 438 (Vila Isabel),401 (Rio Comprido). Avenida Presidente Wilson bus stop, across Academia Brasileira de Letras.
From West Zone >>Frescão Taquara-Castelo (via Zona Sul). Nearest bus stop at Avenida Presidente Wilson across Academia Brasileira de Letras.
Subway: Cinelândia Station
Disabled access Wheelchairs and ramps to the exhibition rooms, elevators and equipped toilets.
Paid parking lot open from 7am to 10pm.
For more information http://mamrio.org.br.