PIPA Prize 2016 exhibition on view at MAM-Rio

PIPA Prize 2016 exhibition opened last Saturday, September 3rd, at MAM-Rio with works by the four finalists of the seventh edition: Clara Ianni, Gustavo Speridião, Luiza Baldan and Paulo Nazareth. 

PIPA arrives at its seventh edition, keeping the goal of promoting and supporting Brazilian contemporary art production and scene.

Annually, the four finalists chosen by the Board, amongst the 71 nominees, selected by the Nominating Committee, participate in an exhibition at MAM-Rio.

“They are four artists with strong assertive poetics, diversified and high political intensity. In a country, and world, convulsed by political crises and challenges, what is expected of art, at least, is a commitment and involvement with the current situation.”, comments Luiz Camillo Osorio, Curator of PIPA Institute.

The younger amongst the four is Clara Ianni, from São Paulo. She will present, for the first time, the video installation, “Círculo”(2014-2016), accompanied by a video, text and plotting. Gustavo Speridião and Luiza Baldan, both from Rio de Janeiro, are also showcasing recent works to the public. Speridião will exhibit the large canvas, “Fora”/”Out” (2013),  acrylic and varnish on screen, measuring­ 2,00 x 6,50m, with several words and political appropriated sentences.  Baldan will show the audiovisual installation, “Perabé” (2014-2016, approximately 30 minutes long, a contemporary narrative about São Paulo). Paulo Nazareth from Minas Gerais – who has  traveled long distances by foot, from the village of  Caiová to New York, from Miami to Mumbai, among several curious destinations, will exhibit the series “Produtos de genocídio”/”Products of Genocide” (2015-2016), with screen prints, an installation composed of objects and a video. The series reflect on the extermination of indigenous populations and the appropriation of culture as objects of consumption.

The artists are competing for the main award PIPA, for a total of R$ 130 thousand (including participating in an international artistic residency programme at Residency Unlimited, in New York). The winner is chosen by the Award Jury 2016 (whose members will be announced on October 21st), having as the main selection criteria a portfolio, trajectory of the artists, the works presented at the exhibition at MAM-Rio, and the relevance of the prize on the development of the career of the artist. The winner will be announced on November 9th.

The finalists are also competing for PIPA Popular Vote, where the winner wins R$ 24 thousand and is chosen by the public during the course of the exhibition at the Museum. The voting will take place until October 30th and the winner will be announced on November 2nd.

The finalists will donate, each, a work to MAM-Rio. So far, 28 works are now part of the permanent collection of the Museum, donated throughout the 7 years of the Prize’s existence. The incorporation of contemporary works to the collection of the Museum is one of the objectives of the Prize since its inception in 2010.

In addition to the individual spaces of each artist, the exhibition also features the traditional “Living Areas”, created and coordinated by the art educators Virginia Motta and Jean D.Soares. It is an activity-run space, with the intent to awaken the interest of the public through talks with special guests (dates and themes to be confirmed).

PIPA Prize has also a strong online presence, with websites in both Portuguese and English, which are updated daily, featuring an agenda of events, biographical information on the artists and exclusive video interviews. Throughout its seven years of existence, the Prize has established itself as the “Window into Brazilian Contemporary Art”. Fernando Cocchiarale, Curator of MAM-Rio affirms: ”Since its first edition in 2010,  PIPA acts on the correlated fronts, with temporal developments and diverse public visibility. They are: the periodic process of the award (artist nomination, selection of the four finalists, setting up of the exhibition and respective awards) and the construction and permanent update of the documentation of all the nominees.”

With its strong online presence, PIPA created a category in which all the nominees can participate. The online voting took place between the months of July and August. On August 8th, the most voted artists, 1st and 2nd place respectively, were announced. Find out more about PIPA Online.

To learn more about the Prize, information on the art circuit and biographical information on the 335 artists who have participated in PIPA throughout the seven years, access premiopipa.com and pipaprize.com. The winner of PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition 2016 and PIPA Prize 2016 will be announced on the websites on November 2nd and 9th respectively.

PIPA 2016 – with Clara Ianni, Gustavo Speridião, Luiza Baldan and Paulo Nazareth.
Opening Saturday, September 3rd
From 3pm to 6pm
On view through November 13th
PIPA Popular vote until October 30th

Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro
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Working hours
tues – fri 12pm – 6pm | sat, sun e holidays 12pm – 7pm

Exhibitions R$14,00 (including a free session at the cinamateque of the museum).
Over 60 years old and students over 12 R$7,00. On Sundays, the family ticket for 5 people costs R$12,00.
Cinemateque R$6,00
Over 60 years old and students over 12 R$3,00.

How to arrive: The Modern Art Museum is located between the Monumento aos Pracinhas and Santos Dumont airport.

Buss (lines and stops)
From Zona Sul >> Via Parque do Flamengo: 472 (Leme), 438(Leblon),154 (Ipanema), 401 (Flamengo), 422 (Cosme Velho). Buss stop at Avenida Beira Mar.
Via Aterro: 121, 125 e 127 (Copacabana). Ponto na Avenida Presidente Antônio Carlos em frente ao Consulado da França.
From Zona Norte >> 422 (Tijuca), 472 (São Cristóvão), 438 (Vila Isabel),401 (Rio Comprido). Buss Stop at Avenida Presidente Wilson, next to the Academia Brasileira de Letras.
From Zona Oeste >> Taquara-Castelo (via Zona Sul). Buss stop at Avenida Presidente Wilson, em frente à Academia Brasileira de Letras.
Subway: Estação Cinelândia

Parking from 7am – 10pm

For more information access http://mamrio.org.br.

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