Daily Archives: March 20, 2015


Check who are the artists already confirmed for PIPA 2015

PIPA 2015 nominees announcement happened from March 9th to 13th. The artists were selected by the Nominating Committee, since there are no enrollments for the prize. This year the 26 members of the Nominating Committee indicated 67 names from all around the country. Only the nominated artists that accomplish all the requirements within the terms fixed, are considered Participating Artists and may run for the awards. Some of the nominees had already signed the documents. Read the list of PIPA 2015 participating artists until now and the prizes that they run for.

This week at MAM-Rio

Two new shows were opened at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro: “Mutações” [“Mutations”], by the Argentinian Duville, and “Precious few…!” , with an excerpt of the museum’s international collection ( including works by Giacometti and Keith Haring among others). This is the last weekend to check out “Thresholds – The Joaquim Paiva collection at MAM”, currently with nearly two thousand works by Brazilian and foreign photographers. The show was extended until this month. At the Museum’s Cinematheque, a special program with films by French documentarist Nicolas Philibert. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

Carla Zaccagnini and Runo Lagomarsino in survey exhibition in Scandinavia

(Malmö, Sweden) The artworks in the exhibition have been categorized into five loose themes: charting and topography, violence and destruction, collapsing distances, traversing languages and regions, dislocation and (de)constructing national identity. The groupings are formally represented by a display structure and graphic system designed by the artist Luca Frei, invited by the artists for his own interest in sculpture as a form of display.

Lucia Koch features group show “Kaleidoscope: abstraction in architecture”

(California, US) This exhibition brings together artists from different backgrounds that engage with the languages of abstraction and architecture through different media to achieve distinctly varied results. Today, abstraction as an artistic strategy has reinvented itself for the 21st century, and the fragmentation of form is a common denominator within the majority of the works featured in this exhibition. Lucia Koch challenges the viewer’s perception and experience of space using diverse tactics within architectural settings.

Group show “Moment!” examines the culture of memory in Germany

(Göttingen, Germany) Carla Zaccagnini features group show “Moment!”, which serves as 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 exhibition was inspired by the public debate surrounding a monument commissioned for the public square in front of the Göttingen central station.

Solo show by Gabriela Noujaim “Bye Bye Brasil, topologia do afeto” opens this week

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Gabriela Noujaim left Rio de Janeiro, city where she lives and works, and travelled to the Brazilian countryside, in a network topology. Her final destiny was the city of Juazeiro do Norte, in Ceará. During her stay in the city, Noujaim registered the scenarios and local happenings in photographs. These registers feature the exhibition along with images from the movie “Bye Bye Brasil”, by Cacá Diegues. In this show, the artworks by Gabriela Noujaim compose a dreamy universe that goes beyond what’s real.

On view | “Ambiguidades”, with Felipe Barbosa, Marco Antonio Portela and Rosana Ricalde

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Incompleteness, imprecision, enigma, ambiguity are recurring terms to design mystery shapes or the ones that lead to discovery and participation. The artists featuring in this exhibition somehow use ambiguity as a fundamental value in the construction of their personal speech, frequently appreciating the ideals of informality, fragmentation, discontinuity, unfinished, and indetermination of results.

Curated by Bruno Miguel, group show “Mais Pintura” is on view

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In the past years, we have been witnesses of a fast-paced development in technology. The most ordinary experiences in our everyday lives are transformed by the most varied devices into images that are instantly uploaded online and distributed everywhere. With a short lifespan, they are seen for a few seconds, then make space to others and others to succeed them in an endless flow. However, far from opposing this technological world, painting is nourished by it. “Mais Pintura” aims at feeding the debate. In this world, painting almost becomes an oxymoron: slow to learn, create, enjoy and mainly, hard to define. And yet it persists.

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