This week we released the following three video interviews:
“My work derives from my life, it is a continuum. There is no next work. The next work is derived from the last one”. This is how the photographer Bruno Schultze starts his answer to critic and curator Alejandra Muñoz’s question: “In general, in your activity, how does a new artistic project start?”
Born in Stuttgart and raised in São Paulo, Schultze tells a bit about his artistic trajectory: “After years in Germany, I started missing Brazil a lot so I ended up coming back.” From this homecoming stems a portrait series of Guarani natives, that the artist met during a trip through Serra do Mar.
Schultze relates this photographic series with an old desire, back when he worked as a commercial photographer in Germany.
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Felipe Prando is from a small city in the Southern state of Paraná, but is currently living in the state capital. He carries out exhibitions since 2005 and has been featured in several Brazilian cities as well as in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela and Belgium.
He replies curator Daniela Labra’s question: “What is the main shortage that you observe in the field of Brazilian contemporary art?”
Prando weighs in that in Brazil there is not a proper contemporary art medium, but rather multiple contexts of what one can call a contemporary art medium. “This is the starting point to develop my work.”
Felipe Prando mentions an aspect that sparks his curiosity, related to his research,”a precarious art system”. He exemplifies this scarceness with a house in Curitiba that was turned into museum and that its exhibition spaces were transformed in “white cubes” by artists and by the very institution.
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Runo Lagomarsino was born in Sweden to exiled Argentines and works between Malmö and São Paulo. In his video-interview he replies to Alejandra Muñoz who asks: “In general, in your activity, how does a new artistic project start?”
For the artist, there are always some questions that keep coming back, that he pursues. Themes closely related to geopolitics, an idea of history and movement. To illustrate this aspect, Lagomarsino mentions the work “Trans Atlantic”: sun-burned paper sheets that crossed the Atlantic Ocean by boat. To him, this theme is a combination of a personal, political and historical interests.
“A place Europeans crossed during colonization, the same route slaves were brought to Brazil but it is also conversely my parents’ journey to Sweden or Spain and also personally by trip to Brazil. The work itself travels”, adds Lagomarsino.
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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.
To watch interviews with other artists nominated this year and in previous editions, as well as special videos, access the videos page.
As MAM-Rio curator and Prize counselor Luis Camillo Osorio points out, in the text “Hunger for files”: If the prize aims to recognize and distinguish, the building of a contemporary memory looked for an amplified analysis of the circuit.