Between collapse and construction”

(Dec 2018 – Mar 2019)

The third exhibition of PIPA Institute collection, which opened at December 8th, featured the work of eight artists to discuss the ambivalence between collapse and construction that is so striking in our contemporary world. The show gathered painting, video and photography in a set that engage with the intervention by Henrique Oliveira placed at the main stair of Villa Aymoré. “Between collapse and construction”, curated by Luiz Camillo Osorio, addreses the notions of reconstruction, restitution and transformation. The works of Luciana Magno, Renata Lucas, Rodrigo Braga, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Gaio, Luiz D’Orey, Berna Reale and Tatiana Blass in the exhibition propose a reflection on the issue of precariousness and permancence, as it does Oliveir’s site specific, that seems to claim a territory that was once ocupied by the nature, but that was taken by human constructions. Luiz Camillo Osorio wrote:

“One has to build, we remain committed to the construction of the world even though we know that nothing remains standing for long. Between rubbish and luxury, waste and good intentions remain; there is a lack of scale and permanence. The immediatism of our accelerated sensibility is invested in the obsolete; everything becomes trash before being vital. Between sculpture and the home, we have to reinvent habitation, care, new ways of living with time”.