Daily Archives: August 8, 2014

Second round PIPA Online 2014 | Vote until Sunday

Second voting round for PIPA Online 2014 ends this Sunday, the 10th. In the running are eight artists who achieved over 500 votes in the first round, they are: Arthur Scovino, Daniel Escobar, Diego de Santos, Fernando Mendonça, Pablo Ferretti, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Ronald Duarte and Toz. This year, for the first time, the online version of PIPA has been split into two categories: PIPA Online and PIPA Popular Vote Online. The prizes offered add up to R$15,000 and a two-month residency in the renowned Sacatar Institute, in Bahia. Vote and help decide the PIPA Online 2014 winners (or winner). Your vote applies to both categories, since the Popular Vote winner is the one with most votes and the artists who run for PIPA Online are the five with most votes.

Daniel Escobar in exclusive video-interview

In this video-interview, the artist answers a question by the artist and Nominating Committee member Beatriz Milhazes: “How do you develop your working process? You try a dialogue or is it a discussion?”
The artist begins his reply by saying that “discussion” is a word he likes better, as it “may have a much stronger relationship with the kind of process I develop, related to our social, economic and financial context.”
Watch the video.

Schedule | 9th to 15th August

In São Paulo, make sure to visit “Outros entre outros” [“Others among others”], a group exhibition presenting mainly photography-based works, including artist Denise Gadelha. “Theater of the World”, a group show with Marcelo Cidade, is still on view in Mexico City.
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.

MAM-Rio | August programme

( Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In August, MAM-Rio presents, in its Cinemateque, “Eros”, a selection of erotic films including classics such as “The Canterbury Tales” and “And God Created Woman”, screened this weekend. The solo exhibitions “Américas” and “Territórios e capital: extinções”, by Arjan Martins and Lourival Cuquinha are still on view, as well as group shows “Alimentário” and “artevida: política”. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

Carla Guagliardi shows “Gaspar” in her solo “Fuga”

(Berlin, Germany) Music and performance constitute the fabric of her activity in that, daughter of a renowned pop-singer who used to perform with her father, harmony, rhythm and poetry imbue her work even as a visual artist. Her interest in natural science and cyclic rather than linear conception of time—reinforced by the overwhelming exuberance of nature in Brazil, which prevaricates the immediacy of urban digital culture—has put her in the role of facilitator for balance, gravity, pressure and tension to act as the main agents for her sculpture and installations. In this exhibition she shows “Gaspar”, a spirited sculpture made with balloons that floats in mid air defying gravity.

Last days | “Imagine Brazil”, touring group exhibition

(Lyon, France) Jonathas de Andrade, Cinthia Marcelle, Paulo Nimer Pjota and Mayana Redin are just some of the 27 names featured in this exhibition, that has already been in Oslo and London and will soon travel to Canada and Brazil. In “Imagine Brazil” there is also ‘an exhibition within an exhibition’ devoted to artists’ books, as these play an important and unique role in Brazilian art today. This part of the exhibition was entrusted to Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Ana Luiza Fonseca.

Photographs and collages by Caio Reisewitz on view in the United States

(New York, USA) A section devoted to large-scale color photographs depicts the largely untouched rainforests that are now endangered by Brazil’s explosive economic growth. Most of these works were made within a few hundred miles of São Paulo, in remnants of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) that once blanketed Brazil’s east coast. The exhibition also highlights Reisewitz’s recent handmade photo collages in which images of urban environments are embedded in scenes presenting the green expanses of Brazil’s forests.

Plywood installation by Henrique Oliveira is presented in Paris

(Paris, France) In the form of paintings, sculptures or installations, the hybrid art of Henrique Oliveira evokes both the urban and the vegetable, the organic and the structural, as well as art and science, through compositions in which the unexpected generates a universe tinted with the fantastic. “Baitogogo” is a twisted entanglement of tree branches appearing to grow organically from the beams of the exhibition space.

Exhibition gathers artworks by Berna Reale, Luiz Zerbini, Raul Mourão and Solon Ribeiro in Portugal

(Lisbon, Portugal) “Artists Engaged? Maybe” is part of the Summer edition of the Próximo Futuro programme, and bring together artists whose work is somehow engaged: an engagement that might be political –but never activist–, an engagement with beauty, with art; it might be also an engagement with language(s), or with the communities these artists live in, or for whom they work. This exhibition features more than twenty works in diverse formats: photography, sculpture, painting, drawings, film and video, installations. These are all recent works interrelated with the contemporary world with all of its discontinuities and diverse configurations attributed by these artists.

“Transperformance 3 – Strange Body” | Festival combines performances, videos and debates

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In times of affection towards productive efficiency of managers, entrepreneurs and target plans, “Transperformance 3 – Corpo Estranho” festival presents a set of works that questions this culture of efficiency, in which healthy bodies live with botox injections. Video screenings and a series of meetings will be carried out, with artists, philosophers, performance and dance theorists, debating the central lines of this thought. Performances will also take place in public spaces, such as at Largo do Machado square. Featured artists include Cao Guimarães, Lourival Cuquinha, Maurício Ianês, Rodolpho Parigi and Virgínia de Medeiros.

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