Daily Archives: March 13, 2015


PIPA 2015 Nominees | 15th bulletin | Last one + full list

This is the last bulletin with PIPA 2015 Nominated Artists. With this one, we complete the list of 67 nominees for this edition. They were appointed exclusively by the 26 art experts, members of the Nominating Committee 2015, and had their names published throughout this week in 15 bulletins. Among those listed, 29 have participated in the Prize in previous years.
Only the nominees who sign the Term of Participation and accomplish all the requirements of PIPA Coordination within the terms fixed, are considered Participating Artists and may run for the awards.
See the latest bulletin and a full list of nominees for PIPA 2015.

Schedule | 19th to 20th 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.

This week at MAM-Rio

This Saturday, the 14th, the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro receives the public for a super special programme. Two new exhibitions openings: “Mutações”[ “Changes”} , by Matías Duville – artist from Argentina, and “Poucas e boas…” [“Few and Good …”} with an excerpt of the international collection of the Museum (from Giacometti to Keith Haring). Last days of Amilcar de Castro’s retrospective and “Thresholds” exhibition at the Museum. Both were extended until this month. At the Cinematheque, films by Glauber Rocha, Nicolas Philibert, among others. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

Opening | “Elements of Beauty”, solo show by Carla Zaccagnini

(Colchester, UK) Carla Zaccagnini’s project, “Elements of Beauty”, revisits the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain a century ago. The installation examines a series of actions that took place in British museums between 1913 and 1914, when over 20 artworks at the Manchester Art Gallery and the National Gallery in London ­– most notably, Diego Velázquez’s The Toilet of Venus (or The Rokeby Venus, 1647–51) – were attacked by Suffragettes. Zaccagnini’s artwork draws upon research into this history, quoting statistics, primary evidence and newspaper reports from the time, and information about the artworks at the centre of the iconoclastic acts.

“Terra Comunal – Marina Abramovic + MAI” features live performances by Ayrson Heráclito, Grupo EmpreZa and Maurício Ianês

(São Paulo, Brazil) The exhibition is divided in two clusters: “Terra Comunal – Marina Abramovic”, with works by the performer, and “Terra Comunal – MAI”, presenting the proposal of Marina Abramovic Institute for an open public for the first time in the world. Abramovic and curators Paula Garcia and Lynsey Peisinger selected eight Brazilian names that will perform live during the event, such as Ayrson Heráclito, Grupo EmpreZa and Maurício Ianês

“Surround Audience” has works by 51 artists from over 25 countries, including Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

(New York, US) A number of artists in the exhibition are poets, and many more use words in ways that connect the current mobility in language with a mutability in form. The exhibition also gives weight to artists whose practices operate outside of the gallery—such as performance and dance—and to those who test the forums of marketing, comedy, and social media as platforms for art.

Carla Zaccagnini features group show “Moment!”

(Göttingen, Germany) “Moment!” serves as a platform for examining the culture of memory and the representation of historical events in public space. To what extent do public symbols and sites of commemoration present authoritative narratives of historical events? The selected works in the exhibition address the historical legacy of the public monument and its social implications. They examine the role of public art as a witness to processes political upheaval and change.

“Imagine Brazil” gathers works of 27 Brazilian artists

(São Paulo, Brazil) “Imagine Brazil” brings together 14 young artists who are amongst the most creative of Brazil’s emerging contemporary art scene. Each of these 14 young artists was asked, in turn, to invite an established artist whom they considered to be a reference or someone whose work was similar to their own and to whom they wished to pay tribute. Adriano Costa, Cinthia Marcelle, Deyson Gilbert, Gustavo Speridião, Jonathas de Andrade, Marcellvs L., Mayana Redin, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Rodrigo Matheus, Sara Ramo, Sofia Borges and Thiago Martins de Melo are among the names in this exhibition.

Wagner Malta Tavares features MAM-SP project with installation

(São Paulo, Brazil) The project “Círios” was elaborated by the artist after he read a poem by greek poet Konstantínos Kaváfis. Little incandescent led lights will be placed on the walls, each one distanced 50 meters from another, composing a shape similar to a ruler. The presence of people changes the operation of the piece. Every time someone starts the path, the lights will ignite and turn off from where the first person came and the second is. The mix of scrolled times is important for the work: our relationship with time also modifies with the presence of others.

Know more about the artworks shown in Arts Triennial “Frestas”

(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.

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