(Geneva, Switzerland) Featuring works by 32 contemporary artists (PIPA Prize finalists Jonathas de Andrade and Marcelo Moscheta amongst them), “Aqua – Contemporary artists and water issues” opened this Wednesday, March 22nd—the World Water Day—in two Genevian venues: Île Rousseau and Château de Penthes. Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, the exhibition was conceived to raise public awareness on the importance of water.
(Lisbon, Portugal) Finalist in the last edition of PIPA Prize, Clara Ianni participates in Utopia/Dystopia, group show which opened this week at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) new building. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s “Utopia”, the exhibition reveals how the dichotomy between utopia and dystopia reflects a time of paradoxical acceleration, where anxiety and optimism collide.
(Monaco, Monaco) Usually forgotten in the official history of photography, Hercule Florence—a Nice-born inventor who discovered, in 1833’s Brazil, a photographic process completely independently from the European findings in the field—is introduced to the European public in “Hercule Florence: Le Nouveau Robinson”, which opened at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM). Curated by Linda Fregi Nagler and Cristiano Raimondi, the exhibition also features works by Lucia Koch, Leticia Ramos and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané especially commissioned by the show.
(New York, USA) A PIPA Prize 2012 nominee, Lucas Arruda can be seen along seminal Japanese conceptual artist On Kawara at Hic Svnt Dracones, a space shared by Brazilian gallery Mendes Woods DM and Michael Werner Gallery in Lennox Hill, two blocks away from Central Park. On view since March 3rd, the exhibition “Days and Horizons” juxtaposes selected paintings from Kawara’s “Today” series with Arruda’s “Deserto-Modelo” series – a pairing that, although apparently unexpected, is qualified by curator Chris Sharp as “quite, if not heartbreakingly, apt”.