Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

“Death in Venice”, Luiz Camillo Osorio’s new exclusive text

This month’s critical text by PIPA Institute Curator Luiz Camillo Osorio talks about Damien Hirst’s extravagant comeback, the exhibition “Treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable”, which opened at Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi in parallel to the 57th Venice Biennale. Here, Camillo raises a discussion on the excesses and the irony of a “post-truth” world, opposing Hirst’s “delusion of excess” to the “intensity of less”.

FUSO videoart festival discusses past and present between Europe and the Americas

(Lisbon, Portugal) Lisbon’s annual videoart festival “FUSO: Anual de Videoarte Internacional de Lisboa” opens its ninth edition next Tuesday, featuring no less than nine PIPA Prize nominees. Works by Cao Guimarães, Ayrson Heráclito, Éder Santos, Regina Parra, Tamar Guimarães, Clara Ianni, Gabriel Mascaro, Jonathas de Andrade and Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca will be screened in the course of the five-day programme.

Luiz d’Orey explores the transformation of cities in his first solo show

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Two years ago, Luiz d’Orey started bringing home posters he found hanging in the streets of New York. Far from being a rebel without a cause, the artist used the wheat-paste banners as main material for his latest paintings, which can be seen at Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea starting this week. Titled “quase plano” (“almost plain”), the exhibition (d’Orey’s first solo show) was curated by the Guilherme Gutman, a member of the 2016 Nominating Committee.

Lia Chaia participates in “Prólogo contemporáneo para una colección moderna”

(Montevideo, Uruguay) Opening next Wednesday at the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Montevideo (MNAV), “Prólogo contemporáneo para una colección moderna” revisits the history of art through citation, reappropriation and allegory to remind us that art can survive even through the toughest times. Mariano Molina, Joaquín Aras and PIPA Prize 2011 nominee Lia Chaia are some of the artists participating in the exhibition.

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