“Arte e Tecnologia” (Art and Technology) with Elias Maroso: PIPA Podcast’s new episode

In this week’s episode of PIPA Podcast, we talked to Elias Maroso, PIPA Prize 2020 nominee. Elias works and studies in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he develops a visual arts research focused on the object, urban intervention and applied electronics. The artist explores how technology can circumnavigate ways out for art restricted to the institutional space. Elias entered the collection of PIPA Institute last year with the works “Criptocromo” and “OK / Cancel”.

Check out bellow some ideas shared by the artist during the episode:

“There are two ways of dealing with art and technology: one is related to the endogenous process […], of opening the devices’ black box and finding out how they work, and the other is related to the exogenous, to dealing with the media’s repercussion,  such as the artist who makes a gif art, a three-dimensional model, augmented reality, in which he is not interfering in the system or building a display device. One goes into the functioning and the other uses it as an expression tool”.

Listen to the episode here or access it on the streaming platforms, such as Spotify and Apple podcast, or visit our Youtube channel ‘Prêmio PIPA’. The audio is only available in Portuguese.

All podcast episodes are being recorded remotely, through videoconference.

About the Institute’s collection

The PIPA Institute’s collection focuses on artists who have participated in the PIPA Prize. Since 2010, every artist who wins the Prize or PIPA Online donates an artwork to the Institute.

In the end of 2016, we initiated an acquisition and commissioning process through the Institute. The main concept “Displacement” serves as a guidance to the collection, even though it can have various definitions. It may mean the – mandatory or spontaneous –  movement of objects or people from a place to another. There is a feeling of urgency and a need of self invention associated with displacements – between countries, bodies, sexuality, identity, artistic languages, and supports.

Our intention, whenever possible, is to try to acquire a set of works which minimally translate the artists creating process and their researches and issues internal coherences. Besides, we aim to go along their trajectories development. The diversity of the Brazilian production must be stimulated through these acquisitions, with their historical, political and social narratives. Diversity is the basis of a cultural environment that tries to be vital and productive.

We believe in the relevance of fomenting artistic practices, supporting the production of new artworks and projects, with the mission of contributing to the international acknowledgment of Brazilian contemporary art. Our collection is available for loans. Exhibitions have been held and we are open to developing new projects and partnerships.

See the full collection here.

Elias Maroso’s works

Visit his page here.



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