See who are the members of the Nominating Committee, responsible for choosing the artists that will run for this year’s edition of PIPA Prize. The Committee is composed by 26 professionals that act directly with Contemporary Art, such as artists, collectors, curators, professors, critics and gallerists, who can’t nominate artists commercially represented by their galleries. They have to consider the relevancy of the prize as a parameter when selecting their nominations and choose artists who have a recent trajectory, highlighted in the Art Circuit. PIPA’s coordination avoids any deliberate arbitrary decision for understanding that the results of the Committee’s nominations are more efficient and fair. Learn more about the members of the Nominating Committee PIPA 2015.
PIPA 2015 nominated artists’ list will be released over March 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th on our website. Artists are chosen by the Nominating Committee and run in four categories.
PIPA Prize was created in 2010 and, since then, nominated artists in different editions have been highlighted in Brazil and abroad. Two examples are Berna Reale and Marcius Galan. Learn more about the trajectory of these artists, how the nominated artists announcement will be releases and how the nominating system works.
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.
This weekend, “Actions, strategies, and situations…” opens at MAM-Rio. Curated by Marta Mestre, the show brings together stories of Brazilian and foreign art, which, according to Argentinean artist Luis Camnitzer, should be measured using different gauges, even though they are equally in a state of emergency in response to the changes in the traditional places of art. Amilcar de Castro’s retrospective was extended until March. The exhibition presents a summary of Amilcar de Castro’s oeuvre, divided into four clusters: Outdoors sculptures, Sculpture and method, Drawings and Graphic design. At the Museum’s Cinematheque, last days of the Luchino Visconti special. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.
(Madrid, Spain) Laercio Redondo and Lenora de Barros will present works that brings together artists from different generations and explore the legacy of Latin American avant gardes by expanding on sources and adapting strategies, formats, and styles towards new ends. This thematic strain is particularly visible in the politically nuanced work of artists whose agendas today parallel those pursued by the historical avant garde that sought to challenge power structures and economic determinism.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) HAPPENINGS 5th edition is exploring sound experimentation, opposing noise and silence in live performances by ten sound artists, including Romano. They will compose a repertoire with multiple references, from electronic textures to eletro-acoustic experimentations, noise, drone and transversal aspects of rock, punk, jazz and classical music. In opposition to the sound performances, “Ventre de Baleia” [“Whale Womb”], work by PIPA winner Cadu and “57 nós” [“57 knots”], by O Grivo, will be presented during the event
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil) Organized in four segments, the exhibition path begins with the neoconcretism of Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape, passes through the conceptual geometry as well as through the avant-garde works of the Gutai group, and ends with action art and the presence of the body in art and are presented in dialogue with artists such as Cinthia Marcelle. The galleries on the lower level feature smaller-scale installations by Ernesto Neto.
(Sorocaba, Brazil) In “Contingente”, Afonso Tostes reinterprets an installation he presented first in a solo exhibition, earlier this year. Bárbara Wagner sought to depict less-known religious figures in photographs using advertising techniques to point out a silent existence. Carrying a certain mystery, Bruno Vilela’s figures seem to deprive themselves from our look; they hide in thick woods and observe us from afar. Colonization is retold by Caetano Dias in a dreamlike way. Heavy with symbols, his narratives are made of emotional, collective and individual memories. The documentary called “O fim do sem fim” by Cao Guimarães presents the viewer with direct images from an uncommon reality nowadays. Like a ghost, the voice we hear in “Uotpy” whispers, shouts and echoes the fragments of two negative sentences. Malu Saddi’s drawings and objects refer to “unknowing” and understand it as motto. More than calm or peace, Raquel Stolf’s sound installation creates the uncomfortable feeling of being in a silent country.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Some of the selected pieces go beyond a merely contemplative relationship with the viewer and invite the visitors to interact. In fact, certain works can be walked around, touched, entered, climbed on, slid down, stepped on or lain across; in other words, they create situations of movement that transform the exhibition into a venue of intense physical interaction. They were specially selected for their potential to engage the principles of choreography, such as gravity, imbalance and fluctuation.