The PIPA 2014 catalogue, which is not available for sale, is now available for download on PDF version. It can be downloaded in its entirety. Every artist nominated for this edition of the prize is presented in two pages, one in Portuguese and another in English. The four finalists are highlighted further, each with four pages. The catalogue brings informations about the artists careers and images of their works. It also includes featured words – by curator and MAM-Rio president Luiz Camillo Osorio and Carlos Alberto Gouvêa Chateaubriand -, pictures of the exhibition, last year’s edition results and statistics about the nominated artists along the five years the Prize has been active.
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) This week the Museum opened an exhibition with sculptures by renowned Neo-concretist artist Amilcar de Castro, a retrospective of his works that occupies not only the indoors exhibition space but also the gardens surrounding MAM-Rio. On view since October, “Thresholds” talks about the different representations of public and private in the world of art, specifically through photographic works. This weekend the Cinematheque offers two films by Júlio Bressane, one of the most important Brazilian filmmakers and co-owner of Belair, a film producer that released all but seven features in its brief existence. See the events programmed for this weekend at MAM-Rio, including Cinematheque screening times, Education-related activities and exhibitions opening this month.
(Miami, US) Attracting leading collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe, Art Basel in Miami Beach ranks as the premier art show of the Americas, with 50 percent of the galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. Comprising 192 of the world’s leading galleries, the Galleries sector is the centerpiece of the show. With a reapplication rate of 100 percent, the selection process was particularly competitive this year.
(Vienna, Austria) Two revolving doors that rotate in both directions and visually blend in with the building’s general style guide the visitors in an almost dancelike movement from the gallery’s entrance to the emergency exit on the other side. At the same time, the revolution of the doors actuates a mechanism that operates two record players embedded in the floor. The moment one of the doors turns to allow someone to pass in or out of the room, the associated turntable is set in motion and a sound is heard.
(Wiesbaden, Germany) A southwest German city holds a group show featuring artworks by Paulo Nimer Pjota, curated by Paulo Miyada. The art house entrusted the young São Paulo curator the compilation and selection of another seven Brazilian artists, making up a field of view that comprises the Brazilian art scene richness and diversity.
(New Orleans, US) “Prospect 3” is an international contemporary art biennial, featuring works by 58 hand-picked artists. Among them is Lucia Koch, who has developed the installation “Mood Disorder”, made with leftover acrylic and glass sheets found in the basement of the exhibition space. The artist airbrushed them with a transparent pigment, so that each piece transits from one shade of color to another, seamlessly.
(Alsace, France) The exhibition is made up of relations between subjects (entities) and exchanges of perspectives which engage the viewer in visualizing the potential for transformation of the phenomena perceived. “Animal que no existeix” may (at times simultaneously) use drawing, collage, cut-outs, film, and installation, and develop organically to achieve the right level of abstraction allowing it to migrate from one piece to the other.
(São Paulo, Brazil) The World Biennial Forum is a gathering of biennial practitioners and appreciators to examine and discuss the foremost topics and concerns within international biennial making and contemporary arts. Its role is to signal primary concerns in biennial art environments, investigating and researching the various modes of operation and production in different regions, and offering insights into the current issues and needs surrounding art biennials worldwide. The event will look at the biennial from the point of view of the southern hemisphere. It will concentrate above all on recent biennials in what has come to be termed the ‘Global South’, occasionally taking a broader perspective to investigate how we have arrived here.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Investigating a phenomenon terrain in which everyday reality affects consciousness and our experiencing of time and space, Schipper and Storch explore, individually, the poetics of vision and its relationship to absence, history and memory. “In the exhibition I want to emphasise and play with two common points: poetics and perception mechanisms. Classic burt representative themes, in Tove’s and Otavio’s work” says curator Aukje Lepoutre Ravn.