After the end; before the beginning - PIPA Institute collection

Berna Reale, Cadu, Luciana Magno, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Nimer Pjota e Rodrigo Braga

Dates: 05/07/2017 – 29/07/2017

Artists: Berna Reale, Cadu, Luciana Magno, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Nimer Pjota e Rodrigo Braga

Exposição de acervo do Instituto PIPA

Exhibit

After the end; before the beginning - PIPA Institute collection

The collection of the PIPA institute began to be formed through the works of PIPA Prize winning artists in each category – main prize, popular vote and ‘PIPA online’. Afterwards, the collection began to expand as a way to encourage artists once nominated for the prize whose works or projects were acquired and/or commissioned sustained the concept designed for the collection: displacement.

We are living in a time of transition. That is, if we are optimistic. The explanatory models of reality and the ideologies that pushed us into the future collapsed. Words and things disconnected. In view of the fact that these were artists whose trajectory began to take shape in the 21st century, nomadism, migrations, gender fluidity, genetic mutations, obsolescence of things and people, and identity affirmations and questionings became the rule, that is, intentional or forced displacements, in the body, in time and space, constitute multiple forms of life, reflecting, of course, on contemporary poetics.

The artists we show here in this first exhibition speak in their own way of all this. Freedom and exclusion go together. The artist’s gesture seek creative energy both by isolating himself in nature and by dancing on the garbage. At the same time that he wants to integrate himself, he perceives the desolation around him, all falling into a dystopia whose horizon is a passage between what has already been and what is not yet. At least art insists on opening possibilities, facing the ruins and seeking to think/jump beyond the abyss – environmental, social, civilising – that lies before us. This is the bet we formed this collection and encourage contemporary production with the award and the PIPA institute.

Luiz Camillo Osorio – Curador Instituto PIPA