Felipe Mujica
ALL OUR SECRETS

CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS CELJE, CELJE, ESLOVÉNIA

20.07.2018 - 16.09.2018

Felipe Mujica takes part in the group exhibition All Our Secrets, curated by Katrin Mundt, at Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Celje, Eslovénia.

JOANA VASCONCELOS
EXAGÉRER POUR INVENTER

HÔTEL DÉPARTEMENTAL DES ARTS – CENTRE D’ART DU VAR, TOULON, FRANCE

13.07.2018 - 18.11.2018

The Hôtel Départemental des Arts - Center d'art du Var (HDA Var) in Toulon, France, presents Exagérer pour inventer, individual by Joana Vasconcelos curated by Jean François Chougnet.

The exhibition includes an unreleased Valkyrie - It's Raining Men (2018), made up of men's ties and whose title is a reference to the famous music of the Weather Girls (1983).

Some of the more than 20 works presented belong to the early career of the artist, such as the iconic Passerelle (2005), Euro-Vision (2005) and Neoblanc (2004), along with a set of works not long presented, such as Bundex Car (2000), Style for Your Hair (2000), Pas de Deux (2002) and Fashion Victims, presented in a revised version of the original work created in 2001.

For more information, go to: www.var.fr/culture/hotel-des-arts

IVAN GRILO
BRASIL. KNIFE IN THE FLESH

PADIGLIONE D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (PAC), MILAN, ITALY

03.07.2018 - 09.09.2018

Ivan Grilo takes part in the exhibition Brasil. Knife in the Flesh, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Diego Sileo, at Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.

Knife in the Flesh is the title of a play by Brazilian writer Plínio Marcos, particularly active during the years of the Brazilian military regime. Thus, from its very title, the exhibition declares itself to be in conflict. By means of installations, photographs, videos and performances, several of the artists invited to the PAC make reference to this conflict – which has no beginning, much less an end, is hard to sum up in words and rarely translates into physical fights or battles. A social – and above all symbolic – conflict, then, rather than a military one.

Gathering together a series of works created in Brazil over the past forty years, the exhibition shatters conventions and stereotypes without, however, setting out to draw a portrait of the country or its artistic scene, reflecting instead on their inherent conflict: the fights and violence, the political, social, racial, ecological and cultural abuse. A direct language that appears naïve, whilst actually pregnant with meaning as it tells of broken dreams and disappointed hopes, but also of a people capable of keeping their incredible optimism and trust in the future.

JOANA VASCONCELOS
I'M YOUR MIRROR

GUGGENHEIM, BILBAO, SPAIN

29.06.2018 - 11.11.2018

Guggenheim Bilbao presents Joana Vasconcelos' solo exhibition "I'm Your Mirror", curated by Petra Joos and Enrique Juncosa.

One of the most notable artists of the past decade, Joana Vasconcelos works in sculpture and installation. She became internationally renowned at the 2005 Venice Biennial, where she presented The Bride (A noiva) and in 2012, she presented a selection of her creations at the Palace of Versailles, making her the first woman to present her work in the Baroque palace. Vasconcelos’ works–some of which very technically complex–move, have sound or light up, issues that the artist resolves in her studio in Lisbon with a large team of collaborators. To create them, Joana Vasconcelos uses a wide variety of materials from everyday life, such as household appliances, tiles, fabrics, artisan ceramics, bottles, medications, urinals, showers, cooking utensils, telephones, cars, or plastic cutlery. With them, she constructs stunning, playful, and direct images that make reference to sociopolitical topics related to consumer, postcolonial, and globalized societies, addressing a variety of subjects that range from immigration to gender violence. Her work always incorporates her sense of humor, also suggesting open as opposed to dogmatic meanings, and approaching, by requiring the participation of the spectator in its interpretation and viewing, the so-called relational aesthetics that emerged at the end of the 1990s. Filled with outside references ranging from Louise Bourgeois to popular culture, from metalworking to fashion, from artisan creation to the most advanced engineering, the main themes of her work cover the subject of identity, in all of its dimensions, viewed through the lens of her condition as a woman and as a Portuguese and European artist.

https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en/exhibitions/joana-vasconcelos-im-your-mirror/

JULIANA CERQUEIRA LEITE
SCULPTURE IN THE CITY

MITRE SQUARE, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

27.06.2018 - 27.06.2019

Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme set amongst iconic architectural landmarks has announced the 18 artworks which will make up this year’s outdoor sculpture park in the Square Mile. Launching on 27 th June, the outdoor exhibition will include works from internationally renowned artists. The artworks will be displayed amongst some of Britain’s most famous buildings, including, the Gherkin, The Leadenhall Building (the ‘Cheesegrater’), as well as new locations for this year such as Heneage Lane and Hartsthorn Alley, historic corners of the City.
For Sculpture in the City’s eighth edition, the artworks are spread further than ever across the Square Mile, including four new locations and ranging greatly in form and scale. To tie in with celebrations taking place this year to mark the centenary of female suffrage, nine of the artworks that will be displayed are created by emerging and established female international artists, supported by the City of London’s Women: Work & Power campaign.
Visitors will be able to see Juliana Cerqueira Leite’s three-metre-long artwork Climb (2011) in Mitre Square, a new ‘pocket-park’ in the City.

https://www.julianacerqueiraleite.com/juliana-cerqueira-leite-cass-sculpture-foundation/

MANUELA RIBADENEIRA
WATER EVENT - YOKO ONO . UNIVERSO LIBRE

MET QUITO, CENTRO CULTURAL METROPOLITANO, QUITO, EQUADOR

23.06.2018 - 16.09.2018

Manuela Ribadeneira takes part in the Water Event, part of the exhibition Universo Libre by Yoko Ono, curated by Agustín Perez Rubio and Gunnar B. Kvaran, at MET Quito, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador.

The Water Event, created by Yoko Ono and John Lennon in 1971, recreates the occasion where they invited their friends to create collaborative artworks inspired in water utilizing containers. Artists such as John Cage, Andy Warhol or Pipilotti Rist were part of the first Water Event. For this occasion, Ono choose six latin-american artists and six equatorian artists, including Manuela Ribadeneria, Jenny Jaramillo, Óscar Santillán and Pablo Cardoso.

IVAN GRILO
VER AS VOZES DOS ARTISTAS

METRÔ DO PORTO, PORTO, PORTUGAL

22.06.2018 - 22.09.2018

Ivan Grilo takes part in the exhibition Ver as Vozes dos Artistas, curated by Miguel Von Hafe Pérez, at Metrô do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

LUCAS SIMÕES
EXPERIMENTANDO LE CORBUSIER - INTERPRETAÇÕES CONTEMPORÂNEAS DO MODERNISMO

MUSEU DA CASA BRASILEIRA, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

16.06.2018 - 12.08.2018

Lucas Simões takes part in the exhibition Experimentando Le Corbusier - Interpretações Contemporâneas do Modernismo, curated by Pierre Colnet and Hadrien Lelong, at Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil.

 

ALBANO AFONSO
LUZ ENCARNADA EM CORPO/CORPO EVANESCIDO EM LUZ

CASA BANDEIRANTE, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

16.06.2018 - 19.08.2018

Casa Bandeirante presents the solo exhibition "Albano Afonso", curated by Douglas de Freitas, São Paulo, Brazil.

http://www.museudacidade.sp.gov.br/

assume vivid astro focus
PIPA PRIZE FINALISTS

MAM RIO

16.06.2018 - 16.07.2018

The assume vivid astro focus is among the four finalists of the ninth edition of the PIPA Prize. Chosen from among the 71 nominated artists in 2018, the four finalists will compete for the PIPA Prize main category, which awards the winner with a donation of $ 130,000 - the prize includes a three-month artistic residency at Residency Unlimited in New York.

In addition to this category, where the winner is chosen by a Jury, the finalists will also be evaluated by the visiting public of MAM-Rio, where they will hold an exhibition from September 23 to November 26, 2017. In it, the public will vote the winner of the category PIPA Prize Popular Vote Exhibition, in which the winner receives a donation of R$ 24 thousand.

http://www.premiopipa.com/2018/06/conheca-os-quatro-finalistas-do-premio-pipa-2018/