Daily Archives: March 6, 2015

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This Monday | PIPA 2015 Nominated Artists announcement

Next week, we will meet the artists that will run for the sixth edition of IP Capital Partners Art Prize, PIPA 2015. The names of the nominated artists will be revealed next week, from Monday to Friday in three daily bulletins at 11am, 3pm and 7pm, here at the website. The artists that run for PIPA are chosen by the Nominating Committee, since there are no applications for the Prize. The Nominating Committee changes every year and is composed by renowned professionals, Brazilian or foreigners, who 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, with work already in evidence, consistent and promising.

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Dasartes magazine’s 10 Highlighted Artists in 2014 are defined

Annually, the Brazilian magazine Dasartes organizes a voting to define the 10 Highlighted Artists in 2014 that will feature the 6th edition of Dasartes guide, expected for this month. From the ten most voted artists in this edition, six were Nominated Artists in previous editions of PIPA. Click here and read the full list.

Schedule | 7th to 13th March

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.

MAM-Rio | March program

Last month to check out Amilcar de Castro’s retrospective at MAM-Rio, with summary of Amilcar de Castro’s oeuvre, divided into four clusters: Outdoors sculptures, Sculpture and method, Drawings and Graphic design, and “Thresholds – The Joaquim Paiva collection at MAM”, with currently with nearly two thousand works by Brazilian and foreign photographers, purchased since the 1980s. Also in this month, two new exhibitions enter the circuit: “Precious few…!” and “Mutações” [“Mutations”]. In the Museum’s Cinematheque, Rio de Janeiro’s special continues this month, focusing on the foreign eye on the city.

Sound art event occupies old castle in Rio de Janeiro

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) ARTE SONORA is an artistic practice by the duo Franz Manata e Saulo Laudares, transformed into a research platform, actions, recordings for online divulgations and with the participation of important Brazilian thinkers and artists, such as: Cildo Meireles, Guilherme Vaz, Rodolfo Caesar, Chelpa Ferro, among others. This event will bring together numerous people to present works, such as the collective O Grivo and the artist Vivian Caccuri.

Opening | “One Made It No Return Created Equal White Mirror Amnesia”, with Marcius Galan

(New York, USA) What can art stimulate alternatively? A move towards a derivative abstraction or liberating ‘plot simplicity’, stepping once more through the looking glass into a detoxing sphere beyond the fashionable philosophies of late capitalist nihilism? After an intense need for excursions into the past, emancipating some art from the grip of political dismissal, in search for the ‘other avant-garde’, and to level with a corrective reception of a still radically inspiring time, when contemporary art was not yet entirely engulfed by market strata, – one feels suddenly catapulted back into a sense of new velocity.

Art fair Moving Image presents works by Armando Queiroz and Maria Laet

(New York, USA) Moving Image was conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. Participation is by invitation only. Armando Queiroz presents “Ymá Nhandehetama”, from 2009, and Maria Laet exhibits “Separation”, from 2013.

On view | “Vai que Vai”, solo show by Ana Paula Oliveira

(São Paulo, Brazil) Ana Paula Oliveira’s installation was thought exclusively to the square room at Paço das Artes. The work gathers approximately 40 glass plates, that create an amount of glass on the corner of the exhibition space. Lead and rubber fishes are glued and fulfill a double function: the rubber ones accommodate and soften the contact between the plates and the lead ones weights and stabilize the set. The fishes seem to be swimming against a steady flow.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané takes part in Arts Triennial “Surround Audience”

(New York, US) “Surround Audience” explores the effects of an increasingly connected world both on our sense of self and identity as well as on art’s form and larger social role. The exhibition looks at our immediate present, a time when culture has become more porous and encompassing and new considerations about art’s role and potential are surfacing. Artists are responding to these evolving conditions in a number of ways, from calculated appropriations to critical interrogations to surreal or poetic statements.

“The World in 2015” features works by Jonathas de Andrade

(Beijing, China) Some of the works presented here engage with specific histories and local conditions, while others reflect more immanent states of thinking and being, also known as ideology. Its title referring to the forecast of global news and business trends published at the beginning of each year by The Economist, this exhibition might be seen as an anthology of possible responses to the question, what might it mean to be alive in the world today?

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