Daily Archives: June 19, 2015

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Exclusive interviews with Nominated Artists

Annually, artists who take part in PIPA Prize are invited to record an exclusive video-interview. With them, we learn more about the artists, their careers, ideas and motivations. This week, we released three new video-interviews with Cristiano Lenhardt, Éder Oliveira and Leticia Ramos. Learn more about the artists, see images of their works, information on their careers and watch the videos.

Sculptures, drawings and videos comprise Cristiano Lenhardt’s new solo show

(São Paulo, Brazil) “Pau-Bonito” is a series of modular sculptures on wood, as in masts, raised through ropes and fixed on the floor. They are similar to circus tents structures and simultaneously evoke ‘caboclo’ spears, banners and other folklore objects. The series “Perfuração” deals with these issues: small holes on square paper create geometric shapes. Drawing and sculpture blend in the artist’s practice.

Art Basel 2015 | OPAVIVARÁ! presents interactive installation “Formosa Decelerator”

(Basel, Switzerland) Inspired by indigenous Brazilian traditions, “Formosa Decelerator” is an interactive installation where visitors can relax in hammocks and combine different tea blends. The piece was created in 2014 for the Taipei Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, and this is its first time being displayed in the West. The collective is the only Brazilian presence at Unlimited Art Basel, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the world.

On view | “Força na Peruca”, group show featuring brand new work by graffiti artist Toz

(Rio de Janeiro, RJ) As well as the works, the exhibition offers spaces of public interaction – like a wall for visitors to “donate words”, leaving encouraging sentences for those battling cancer, and an area to receive hair donations for the making of new wigs. Visitors are welcome to bring their own hair (minimum 20cm length). The material collected will be sent to Laço Rosa Foundation, which has the first online wig bank in the country, donating wigs for chemotherapy patients across Brazil.

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Éder Oliveira | Exclusive interview

The artist tells us that his oeuvre deals with the Amazonian man’s cultural identity. To do so, Éder collects clippings from police stories in printed newspapers and sensationalist articles. Watch the interview here.

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