In this video we meet Pivô, a space dedicated to art in the Copan building. In the middle of central São Paulo, Copan is a architecture landmark designed by Oscar Niemeyer, one of the city’s postcards and theme of countless discussions about architecture and urban planning. Surprisingly, for over twenty years an area of three thousand and a half squared meters remained closed, until Pivô came about. How did the space come to be reactivated, what happens in there and how does it contribute to São Paulo’s cultural revival? Watch the video to learn more about this.
The British magazine Ultra Vie published a list with their favorite artists at “Art Basel”, in Miami. Berna Reale is highlighted, among names like Cindy Sherman and Lucio Fontana, with her work “Rosa Púrpura”. The article stresses Berna’s focus on violence and how her performances are structured to reflect stimulation.
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 month the Museum has five exhibitions on the programme: a summary of Amilcar de Castro’s oeuvre, “Caneta, Lente e Pincel” [“Pen, Lens and Paintbrush”] multi-artistic collective leaves its virtual platform to display brand new works in an exhibition which is an artwork in itself, the Joaquim Paiva collection, currently with nearly two thousand works by Brazilian and foreign photographers, “Operação Condor” and “Imagens da Escuridão e da Resistência” [“Images of Darkness and Resistance”]. See the events programmed for this weekend at MAM-Rio, including Cinematheque screening times, Education-related activities and exhibitions opening this month.
(Hull, United Kingdom) The 22 artists in “3am” venture into the far reaches of the night – to the time when we are at our most adventurous and also at our most vulnerable. The exhibition demonstrates how this particular nocturnal hour has captured the imagination as the featured artists explore various themes – psychological, sociological, and natural – to capture something of the strangeness of the night and the extraordinary range of emotions, states and experiences it witnesses.
(New York, US) André Komatsu, along with many other Latin-American and Caribbean artists such as Alexander Apostol, Quisqueya Henriquez and Daniela Ortiz, was invited to this exhibition with the aim of assessing the effects of modernism in architecture, urbanism and arts in their places of origin. The exhibition includes drawings, photography, sculpture and installations.
Group show examines the social and cultural effects of the relationship between nature and technology | With Marcelo Cidade
(San Francisco, US) “Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible?” considers how the intersection of nature and technology shapes our current understanding and experience of landscape and gardens. By examining two very distinct geographic and cultural environments — the utopian frontier of California, home to both Silicon Valley and a vast variety of natural wildernesses, and the Pearl River Delta region in China, primary producer of the world’s electronic products which faces massive urbanization and land struggles — the exhibition questions whether human activities have altered the geological ecology so extensively that a new form of nature is being created, both physically and metaphorically.
(Madrid, Spain) The notion of “really useful knowledge” emerged at the beginning of the 19th century alongside the workers’ awareness of the need for self-education. In the 1820s and 1830s, working class organisations in the UK introduced this phrase to describe a body of knowledge that encompassed various “unpractical” disciplines such as politics, economy and philosophy, as opposed to the “useful knowledge” proclaimed by business owners.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Two galleries have joined together to hold a group show with photographers and Brazilian and foreign artists. One of the main aspects of Cristián Silva-Avaria’s oeuvre is his interest for urban plots that define time, spaces and places in different cities. Regina Parra works with painting and video to deal with questions such as new hierarchies of power, control and cultural borders displacement. A visual artist, Waléria Américo’s experimentations travel from video, photography and intervention, investigating the relationships between the body and its surroundings; paths and shelters.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Carla Zaccagnini, Celina Portella, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Estela Sokol, João Loureiro, Luciano Zanette, Luiz Roque, Marcelo Amorim, Marco Antonio Portela, Patricia Osses, Pedro Varela, Raquel Stolf, Runo Lagomarsino, Vanderlei Lopes and Wagner Malta Tavares are some of the artists who donated works for the auction “Art Surpraise” to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of a cultural intervention space. It’s an opportunity to bring home renowned artists’ works or bet on new names based on quality and taste.