On September 1st, we had the opening of the PIPA 2022 Awarded Artists and Recent Acquisitions: PIPA Institute Collection exhibitions, at Paço Imperial, in Rio de Janeiro. Now, who couldn’t be there can check out how the event was by watching the video produced by Do Rio Filmes about the shows.
On the occasion, Luiz Camillo Osorio, curator of the PIPA Institute, was joined by many visitors for a guided visit on both exhibitions. The attentive and interested public was able, in the Terreirinho room, to learn more about the idea behind and the history of the Prize and the Institute; to keep up with the changes implemented in recent editions and to hear about the works on display, which were commissioned and acquired in the last years. Those are works by contemporary Brazilian artists that are part of PIPA Prize’s history: Eduardo Berliner, Leticia Ramos, Romy Pocztaruk, Ilê Sartuzi, Denilson Baniwa and Isael Maxakali. The PIPA Institute collection can be visited on https://www.institutopipa.com/. Romy, who has 5 works in the exhibition, was there on the opening day and talked about the series “The Last Adventure, Fordlândia” and “Red Sand I”.
Watch below the video of the guided visit on the Recent Acquisitions: PIPA Institute Collection exhibition:
In the Terreiro room, the guided tour with Camillo about the Awarded Artists exhibition was carried out with Coletivo Coletores, Josi and Vitória Cribb, who talked about their work and research themes. UÝRA could not physically be at the opening, but she was represented by her works and by the information shared by the curator. Since 2020, the Prize’s exhibition is no longer competitive. This show is a celebration of these four artists being chosen as winners of the edition. Thus, the four share the Terreiro space with juxtaposed works, positioned in order to highlight the possible permeabilities and increasing their power as a whole. Without a rigid expography, they create a space together in a free and fluid way, with the exhibition being written by several hands.
Watch below the video of the guided visit on the PIPA 2022 Awarded Artists exhibition:
Visitors were also able to have a closer interaction with the artists, who were present throughout the day, being available to talk, answer questions and take pictures. We’d like to remind you that the shows are on display at Paço Imperial until October 30th. If you visit the exhibitions, don’t forget to share with us what you thought of it by leaving a post-it!
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