Henrique Oliveira develops a site specific to Villa Aymoré

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Since 2010, when it was created, PIPA Institute is commited to supporting, documenting and promoting the Brazilian contemporary art. For eight years, the Institute receives donated artworks from the artists who won the PIPA Prize and PIPA Online and acquires some other pieces. Today, the collection has over 30 artworks that interconnect themselves to the concept of ‘displacement’. This month, – until the conclusion due to October – PIPA invests in one more relevant piece: the site-specific by Henrique Oliveira, who was nominated in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The permanent installation was designed to fill the main stair from Villa Aymoré, where there are exhibitions from Arte Clube Jacarandá and PIPA Institute. The artwork that enriches the Institute’s collection, which is being exposed since March, had its production coordinated by the PIPA Institute, Henrique Oliveira and Gabriela Davies, curator for Villa Aymoré.

Henrique Oliveira develops numeral pieces that intervene in the architectonic space and, since 2003, he follows the project ‘Tapumes’, when he started to create installations made of juxtaposed wood. The concept of the ‘Tapumes’ expresses the action of time into the material and it reinforces sustainability.


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