Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

Setting up the PIPA 2014 Finalists Exhibition

The PIPA 2014 exhibition presents the works made by this edition’s finalists: Alice Miceli, Daniel Steegmann-Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares. During the week before the exhibition opening, the four finalists went to assemble their works. They spoke to the Matrioska Filmes and an exclusive video was produced.
Watch the video.

PIPA 2014 Finalists Exhibition | See photos from the opening

The PIPA 2014 exhibition opened last Saturday the 6th. See some pictures of the event and learn more about the works each finalist is presenting. As well as the spaces occupied by the artists, the show also has an area where it is possible to vote for your favourite artist in the Popular Vote Exhibition category. The artist with most votes by the public will receive a prize in the sum of twenty thousand reais. See who the opening was, visit the exhibition and vote on your favourite artist.

Watch this week’s video interviews | Fernando Mendonça and Maurício Ianês

This week two exclusive interviews were released:
Fernando Mendonça answers a question proposed by the artist Cadu: “Where does life start and where does art end?”.
Mendonça, who was born in the small town of São Bento de Bacurituba, northeastern state of Maranhão, but lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, says he cannot dissociate one thing from the other. “I think art and life have a very deep and storng symbiosis”.
Maurício Ianês on the other hand answers a question by collector Fersen Lambranho: “How has yourwork been influenced by the street demonstrations of 2013?”
The artist says he watched the protests from Düsseldorf, where he was participating in a Brazilian artists group show, and that the works displayed in the exhibition were closely related to the events at the time. Ianês remembers a photograph series that consisted of the gradual destruction of the word “Progresso” (progress), written on the exhibition space floor with graphite powder, as people walked over it.
Watch the interviews.

MAM-Rio | See the Museum programme for the week

This is the last weekend to see the group exhibition with the New Acquisitions of the Museum collection, through the Marcantonio Vilaça Prize. The exhibition which was extended until Sunday has works by Luiza Baldan, Eduardo Coimbra, Fábio Baroli among others. The political segment of the massive exhibition “artevida”, held in different venues across Rio, is presented in the Museum – the show explores the link between life and art from the 1950s until the early 1980s. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

Jonathas de Andrade and Renata Lucas take part in the 10th Gwangju Biennale

(Gwangju, South Korea) “Burning Down the House” explores the process of burning and transformation, a cycle of obliteration and renewal witnessed throughout history. Evident in aesthetics, historical events, and an increasingly rapid course of redundancy and renewal in commercial culture, the Biennale reflects on this process of, often violent, events of destruction or self-destruction, burning the home one occupies, followed by the promise of the new and the hope for change.

Opening | “Elevator music”, new installation by Otavio Schipper

(Berlin, Germany) Otavio Schipper presents a new installation at a German gallery. The artwork consists of a single object: an antique wooden elevator cabin suspended form the ceiling. Installed as an open chamber, and hanging high in the space as if caught in mid-motion, the object arouses associations with the old Paternoster cyclic elevator system — characterized by its slow, continuous looping movement, similar to the counting of rosary beads.

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