Daily Archives: October 24, 2014


Meet PIPA 2014 Award Jury

The Award Jury responsible to decide the winner of PIPA has five members, and it changes each year. Looking for diversity and discussion we invited experts that follow the Brazilian contemporary art with different points of view. They will choose the winner among this year’s four finalists – Alice Miceli, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares – who will receive the main award. The prize of R$100,000 includes an artist residency program at Residency Unlimited, in New York. Meet PIPA 2014 Award Jury and about the guidelines that will lead their decision.

Schedule | 25th to 31st October

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.

See this week’s programme at MAM-Rio

(Rio de Janeiro, RJ) Closing this weekend is “Museu Encantador” [“Enchanting Museum”], a hybrid between exhibition and performance focusing on the charming relationship between Portugal and Brazil, featuring artworks dialoguing with each other by artists from both countries. In Vanderlei Lopes’ exhibition “Grilagem”, crickets have an important role. They were placed in a box with paper copies of iconic artworks and endure the action of coexistence. Also on view is “Thresholds”, a massive show depicting public and private spaces particularly through photography. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

Group show presents artworks with paper as medium | Featuring Sandra Cinto

(Greensboro, USA) Since 1965, the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper exhibition has charted a history of contemporary art through outstanding works on paper. Various curators throughout the years have approached the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper biennial exhibition in different ways. For Art on Paper 2014, curator of exhibitions Xandra Eden invited fewer artists than in the past to provide audiences the opportunity to have a more in-depth understanding of each artist’s work.

This weekend | ArtBO, the Bogota International Art Fair

(Bogota, Colombia) Each year the fair invites national and foreign galleries to create a high quality exhibition in which both expert and general public can enjoy works of art. Apart from the commercial aspect of the fair, it also offers a wide cultural, academic programme that aims to make art more accessible to broader audiences. Daniel Acosta and Hector Zamora have developed projects exclusively for the fair under the theme “The aesthetic use of the object”.

Last days | “Dust Never Sleeps”, installation by Cinthia Marcelle

(Vienna, Austria) For her installation Cinthia transforms the exhibition space into a seemingly abandoned place where everything is covered in black soot. The sense of confinement in the neatly clean walkway and the manifestly unstable condition of the installation, which consists of loose powder, produce a palpable tension; the sharp line separating the two areas, meanwhile, establishes an exterior within the interior. Also on view is diptych “The Tempest”, which brings the theme of ostensible failure or misfortune into play.

2nd Montevideo Biennial features works by Cao Guimarães, Marcelo Moscheta and Maurício Ianês

(Montevideo, Uruguay) This edition’s theme, “500 Years of Future”, questions the very definition of time and the way artists approach it. In view of the large-scale eradication of history and the past due to the colonization, it is little wonder that the future, too, had to be postponed again and again in South America. This applies especially to Brazil, the eternal “country of the future”. If this future has perhaps now come within range for the first time in recent years, then this fact is largely due to a cultural acceleration in which the art biennials have played no small part. We would be well advised, therefore, to conceive of the future as a vision of the artists.

Group exhibition examines gold through varied artistic approaches

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Carla Zaccagnini, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Felipe Cohen, Laura Vinci, Otavio Schipper, Tatiana Blass, Vanderlei Lopes and many more artists present brand new and recent works in the group show “Ouro”, which explores the relationship of the precious metal – one of the main components in Brazil history and eternal object of desire in the popular imaginary – with the country’s creativity.

Group show “Of Journeys, Of Desires, Of Paths” closing soon

(Vila Velha, Brazil) Between objects, installations, photographs, paintings and videos, the exhibition questions territories and the emotional, identity and belonging relationships they imply, as well as the “geographic imaginary” that is made legitimate through social compositions and structures and strategies of coexistence. Armando Queiroz, Jonathas de Andrade, Marcone Moreira, Rodrigo Braga, Virginia de Medeiros and Yuri Firmeza are a few of the artists featured.

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