(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Affiliated to the cross-media platform of the same name, JACARANDA magazine launches its third number this Saturday, November 12th, at the Jacaranda art space in Villa Aymoré. The magazine was created by artist Raul Mourão to promote Brazilian contemporary art in the international art circuit. The periodical is also related to Arte Clube Jacarandá, a project founded in 2014 by a group of well-established artists—amongst them, names such as Adriana Varejão, Carlos Vergara and the already-mentioned Mourão—looking for a place to freely discuss art. The latest unfolding of the initiative is the Jacaranda art space, located at Villa Aymoré, in Rio de Janeiro.
Although edited by two Brazilian artists (asides from Mourão, Gustavo Prado is responsible for the edition and the art direction of the magazine), JACARANDA is entirely written in English and even has an English subtitle: “Journal of Brazilian Art and Beyond”. All part of a well-planned strategy, as told by Mourão in an interview to the ArtRio website: “Most people don’t know about Brazilian contemporary production. JACARANDA intends to occupy this space by sharing and promoting information about Brazilian artworks, artists, curators and institutions”.
The magazine has daring goals for the future. “Through the next two years, JACARANDA will launch eight new editions [together with JACARANDA #0, four are already out] and will be found in international art fairs such as SP-Arte, ArtRio, NY Art Book Fair, Frieze, Art Basel Miami and ARCo”, says the Managing Director of the magazine João Vergara. This edition features a number of essays by artists related to PIPA Prize: Marina Rheingantz, PIPA Prize finalist in 2015; Marcius Galan, winner in 2012; and Virginia de Medeiros, winner in 2015, are all in the magazine. Medeiros’ work can also be viewed in the group exhibition “Indelével”, which ends in same weekend as the launching of the magazine.
Launching of JACARANDA #3
Saturday, November 12th, at 7 p.m.
Ladeira da Glória nº26 – Casa 1
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