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”.
(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.
(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.
(Los Angeles, US) Referencing the title of a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, “A Universal History of Infamy” showcases works by 16 boundary-defying artists – amongst them Carla Zaccagnini, nominated for PIPA Prize 2012 – to challenge cliches and common sense about Latin America. The exhibition starts this Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
(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.