(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) PIPA Prize, in collaboration with the art educators Virginia Mota and Jean Soares, presents “New Challenges in Curatorship”, the first talk of the programme ‘PIPA Invites’ which will be centered on the issues faced by the contemporary curator. The guest speakers Clarissa Diniz, Chief Curator of Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR); Luiz Camillo Osorio, PIPA Institute Curator and Head of the Philosophy Department at PUC-Rio; and Felipe Ribeiro, Curator and Artistic Director of the festival Atos da Fala, will discuss the relationship between curators, artists and works of art and the future of art exhibitions, among other topics. The talk will take place on October 19th at 3pm at the exhibition’s Living Area at MAM-Rio.
Guilherme Gutman writes critical reflection about “The Spectacles, the absurd and helplessness in contemporary art”, by Luiz Camillo Osorio
Art Critic, Curator, Professor and member of PIPA 2016 Nominating Committee, Gutman writes a critical reflection about the text “The Spectacles, the absurd and helplessness in contemporary art”, written by PIPA Institute Curator Luiz Camillo Osorio, published exclusively on PIPA’s websites in August of this year. “As Helio Oiticica once told Lygia Clark, the strong visual artist has got no option, there’s always something that imposes itself as work to him. The artist is constrained to creation, to the bottom of his wishes, to what remains as the most idiosyncratic, most particular, even if at a high price”. Read the exclusive text here.
PIPA Institute, in partnership with Camden Sentido, will be exhibiting an online screening programme curated by Luiz Camillo Osorio. Ten artists were selected under four topics (under the main idea of one country, many worlds / diversity, adversity) with a selection of two artists in each of them: 1 postcoloniality and altermodernity ; 2 religion and politics; 3 tropicalism and gender; 4 social conflict and class issues in a fractured society. The screenings, exclusive to our website, will be on view throughout the months of June to October. This fifth, and last screening, will feature the works “Fogo Cruzado” (Crossfire) by Ronald Duarte and “Akinesia”, by Vijai Patchineelam.
(Prato, Italy) The concept of this annual manifestation is the idea that we have today about borders, therefore an issue of our days very much but also discussed and controversial. It arises from an idea of the art director Fabio Migliorati and it can be summed up in the phrase “Anything to declare?” that can be found in every border. The solo exhibition, by André Komatsu, is an event to celebrate the opening of the Pecci Museum, in Prato, Italy. The Brazilian artist’s sculptures and installations employ architectural and design forms to critique prevalent social orders. A recurrent motif in his oeuvre, the concrete wall symbolizes the stagnant bureaucracy and roadblocks that create social imbalance, while his appropriation of modernist forms highlights the failures of idealism promulgated by past art-historical movements.