Daily Archives: August 15, 2014

Diego de Santos wins the PIPA Popular Vote Online 2014 | Five artists in the running for PIPA Online 2014

Last Sunday the 10th, the second round of voting for PIPA 2014 Online ended. Diego de Santos was the most voted by the internet audience and therefore is the winner of PIPA Popular Vote Online. He will receive a R$5,000 prize.
Diego de Santos, along with the other artists with most votes, is running for PIPA Online, with a prize of R$10,000 plus a two-month residency at Instituto Sacatar, Bahia. See the final score, find out who is running for PIPA Online 2014 and understand the differences between the two awards of the Prize’s fifth edition online version.
The PIPA Online winner will be decided by a Jury and the announcement happens next Friday, August 22nd .

Watch this week’s video interviews: Ana Paula Oliveira, Beto Shwafaty and Toz

This week, three artists’ interviews were released:
Ana Paula speaks about her installation “Ainda que te vi”. The inspiration came from the artist’s travels through Central Brazil, from observing heavy clouds, which the artist interpreted as suspended marble stones.
Beto Shwafaty says he always starts from a research, that the kind of art he creates is based on that and on processes of information gathering, exploration of archives and randomness.
Graffiti artist Toz talks about how his characters started being recognised and gained specific features, and of the differences of working in the streets or in a gallery.
Watch the video-interviews.

Schedule from 16th to 22nd August

The group exhibition “Quase figura, quase forma” presents works by Felipe Cohen, Marina Rheingantz and Tatiana Blass in São Paulo. Be sure to visit Beto Shwafaty’s solo show “Remediações”, also on view in the city. In Rio, “Pouco a pouco”, the solo show by Marilá Dardot is closing soon. Laercio Redondo holds a talk this Saturday, about his project “Lembrança de Brasília” in Berlin, while Henrique Oliveira exhibits an installation at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. 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.

This week in MAM-Rio

The MAM-Rio presents works by artists such as Luiza Baldan, Eduardo Coimbra and Fábio Baroli as part of the Marcantonio Vilaça Acquisitions Prize 2013, recent additions to the Museum’s collection. “artevida” explores the relationship between art and life in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, using Brazilian and specifically Rio de Janeiro art as starting point.
See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

Carla Zaccagnini participates in exhibition focused on women rights

(Malmö, Sweden) “A Voice of One’s Own” presents artworks that create a storyline of methods used to counter oppression and achieve gender equality, and highlight the importance of constantly rereading and reinterpreting history from different perspectives. The portraits of Marie Høeg, women’s rights activist and photographer, offer a playful challenge to the sexual stereotypes prevalent in Norway at the turn of the last century. Andrea Geyer features the three women who founded the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and tells their forgotten story through a choreographed performance among the museum’s iconic collection.

Group exhibition “Conscientia” gathers Latin-American artists in London

(London, United Kingdom) Pablo Ferretti is one of the many artists featured in this show which aims at examining the Latin-American consciousness and how it impacts the artistic production of that region. 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.

Paintings and installations by Pedro Varela on view in Mexico City

(Mexico City, Mexico) In “Tropical” an approximation between baroque nature, considered chaotic, and neo-concretism geometry is sought, in a reference to modern Latin-american art trends. These movements, despite of their differences, do not cancel each other out nor allow one to stand out more than the other, but rather create a tropical dialectics.

Opening | “Histórias Mestiças”, with Jonathas de Andrade, Paulo Nazareth and Thiago Martins de Melo

(São Paulo, Brazil) “Histórias Mestiças” is the result of over two years research by curators Adriano Pedrosa and Lilia Schwarcz, which had the Instituto director Ricardo Ohtake’s help, as he was interested in carrying out an exhibition in parallel to the 31st Bienal de São Paulo, with deep, renovated investigation on the moulds that shaped Brazilian people: the matter of miscegenation and its artistic interpretations.

SP-Arte/Foto 2014 | See the main programme highlights

(São Paulo, Brazil) Considered the largest photography fair in Latin America, SP-Arte/Foto 2014 opens its eighth edition, on the 20th August, with 30 Brazilian galleries who use photography as media. Established in the national calendar of great art-related events, the Fair brings works by local and foreign artists, reflecting this segment’s strength in the arts scene and representing the finest modern and contemporary photography, as well as some vintage style pieces.

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