Check out three more video interviews and artists’ pages for the 2019 nominees

Watch three more video interviews by artists nominated for the tenth edition of the PIPA Prize, produced by  Do Rio Filmes and published this week. In the videos you’ll learn more about the works, careers and inspirations of Gê Orthof, Paul Setúbal, and Tertuliana Lustosa. Every week we will release new video interviews, so don’t forget to keep checking back for more! Click on the artists’ names to see their updated pages

Gê Orthof

Petrópolis born Gê Orthof talks about the inspiration behind his exhibition “Many Splendored Thing” (2016): “I was invited by the curator Raphael Fonseca to perform an intervention in England’s second oldest library. I was reading an article in the newspaper and a picture caught my attention, it was of Rosângela, a trash collector from Natal and her son, Thompson. He had just passed the IFB exam in first place, solely studying from books his mother had collected from the trash. From there I started to think about the relationship between a book and its preciousness. Are the most precious books the ones in an old library or are they the ones found in the trash that changed the lives of a family?”

Paul Setúbal

While simultaneously feeding from the political situation of the country and everyday happenings, Paul Setúbal’s works are influenced by the contemporary. He has studied coercion objects and investigates the area of the hand and objects. “I always present in my installations a body that beats the tool, so it is like an inverse job, at the same time that I show the dent of the impact, I present the body in the realisation of the impossible.”

Tertuliana Lustosa 

“My work has been inspired by the collectives I’ve participated in. It carries characteristics from street intervention and at the same time questions the art system’s structure. I usually use the concept “site unspecific” contrary to “site specific”, my work is always in maladjustment compared to the place it is made.” Tertuliana explains she uses elements that are not typical of contemporary art, such as popular art and african-brazilian religion.”


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