PIPA 2014 finalists – Alice Miceli, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares, who are showing their works at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) are running for two awards: PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition. PIPA’s winner is selected by the Award Jury to receive R$100,000 including a residency programme at Residency Unlimited in New York. On the other hand, the winner of PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition award is the one who gets more votes by the museum’s visitors, and receives R$20,000. Watch the video to meet the 2014 winners and do not miss the exhibition, which can be visited until November 16th, already knowing who was chosen by the audience and by the experts.
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.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Be sure to visit the PIPA 2014 Finalists exhibition, which is closing this month. The Prize is holding an open talk with MAM-Rio curator Luiz Camillo Osorio about the importance of art prizes for young artists and how they are relevant in a national scale. Paper copies of famous artworks were placed in a box with crickets by Vanderlei Lopes in his solo show “Grilagem”, on view through this Sunday. Also on view at the Museum are shows “Thresholds”, with mainly photographic pieces from the Joaquim Paiva collection, and the new acquisitions from the Gilberto Chateaubriand collection, an opportunity for the public to perceive the exuberance and diversity, inherent to the main Brazilian art collector. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.
(New York, USA) Simultaneously an art fair, an exhibition, and a curatorial platform, Independent Projects will explore a dialogue between historical, established, and emerging practices while also embracing more maverick positions including folk and outsider art. Marina Rheingantz will be showing a group of “deconstructed” paintings while Marcius Galan will present a site-specific installation.
(Eindhoven, Netherlands) The theme of this year’s edition is “City in Motion”. The works of about fifty artists in the form of light installations, sculptures, projections and performances provide the public with a surprising new angle on the city. A trail through the centre past famous and less famous places links the works of art together. The public are challenged to not just look, but to really see and experience intensely.
(Madrid, Spain) Avant-garde history is filled with discoveries that radically changed our way of seeing and understanding art. Monochromatic, with its extreme reductionism, exemplifies this kind of attitude that made art never be the same again. Its legacy is so broad, current reinterpretative manifestations offer a wealth that is simultaneously qualitative and quantitive, hard to precise.
(New York, US) “Body Language” is an exhibition that brings together five artists who consider the very process of constant iteration and reinterpretation in their work. Through diverse means, each artist explores human representation through the inconsistency and failure of language and gesture to express need, desire and intimacy. Antonia Dias Leite’s video installation “There” scrutinizes the carnal relationship between passion and violence—sex and death—as it relates to the drive towards the internal psychic dissolution of the self.
(Athens, Greece) The participating artists talk about how urbanity is experimental, and how it can transform, alienate or contain and simultaneously touch our lives or even set us free. “The Space Between” reflects on cities’ rhythms, their faces and facades, the visual structures that form the punctuation of our everyday lives. Through different media and narratives, the artists comment on the personal, historical, political and cultural conditions in city life and at its margins.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Different generations of contemporary Brazilian production meet in “Figura Humana”. From famous 1980s painters to young artists in their twenty-somethings, they all reflect on the possibilities of the body through a wide range of languagens and techniques, like watercolour, guache, oil, acrylic and even spray on wood, metal, linen and canvas. Works by Camila Soato, Daniel Lannes, Danielle Carcav, Fabio Baroli, Marcelo Amorim, Rodrigo Bivar, Rodrigo Cunha, Thiago Martins de Melo and Vânia Mignone are featured, among several others.
(São Paulo, Brazil) In a total of over 70 artworks, the curatorial concept of “Contínuo”, as well as bringing together varied languages and artists from different artistic periods, is to insert the possibility of learning about the unfoldings of the recent researches carried out by the 27 names integrating the show. Ana Paula Oliveira rethinks her works dimensions in the research “Harbour View”, (2012), by presenting smal-scaled sculptures.