See this week’s video interviews: Alexandre Vogler, Alice Miceli and Arthur Scovino

This week we disclosed three exclusively-made video interviews with 2014 PIPA nominees:

Alexandre Vogler

Answering to the question “What is the main shortage you observe in the field of Brazilian contemporary art?”, by curator and Nominating Committee member Daniela Labra, Vogler speaks of the policies in regards to Brazilian institutions creating collections.

The artist mentions the practices involved in forming public institutions collections that end up being collections adapted from private ones, and says he is afraid of that, as the motivations that lead to creating a private collection are often based on personal taste, investment issues, etc.
“In the future [incorporating private collections into institution collections] will end up being passed onto generations as the best representation of what was produced during that period”.

Vogler goes on about his painting background, and tells us his taste in experimenting with other medias “to take risks”. He also tells us of an installation activated by a musical theatre play, exhibited in Belo Horizonte and that should be held in Rio for the second semester of 2014.

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Alice Miceli

Alice Miceli, a PIPA 2014 finalist, answers a question by Alejandra Muñoz, critic, curator and member of the 2014 Nominating Committee: “In general, in your activity, how does a new project start?”

Miceli speaks of her work methodology – “the way I work involves projects and very dense research. There are several issues that come up in the process of drafting a work” -, comments on a project she has developed in Chernobyl and also reveals that her next work will explore minefiled contaminated places.

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Arthur Scovino

Arthur Scovino, a first-time nominee, begins his talk by answering a question by Alejandra Muñoz, critic and curator, member of 2014 Nominating Committee: “In general, in your activity, how does a new art project start?” The artist points out he is now realising his work has much to do with the place he is in.

Scovino – originally from São Gonçalo, a city just outside Rio – speaks of his relationship with Salvador, where he moved in 2009 to “to research and live art intensely like an art residency in Bahia. Only it was real. I had no plans of going back to Rio de Janeiro anymore. So I wanted to turn this project into my own life, which was to become a typical Bahia native.”

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PIPA Videos

Since PIPA’s first edition in 2010, we hire Matrioska Filmes to carry out video-interviews with the nominated artists. Coming now to its fifth edition , the Prize goes on with believing in the importance of video that are yearly produced by Matrioska, exclusively for PIPA.

For more videos made exclusively for the Prize since 2010, access our videos page.

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