Pinta London

Pinta London


Eduarco Kac, Xorex, 1982.
June 5, 2014

12–15 June 2014

Opening: Thursday 12 June, 6–9pm (by invitation only)

Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Friday 13 June, 2–9pm
Saturday 14 June, 11am–8pm
Sunday 15 June, noon–7pm
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Europe’s only art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese art

–Over 50 international galleries
–Launch of Pinta Photo, featuring new photography by composer Michael Nyman
–Pinta Projects to focus on influential women in Latin American art
–Pinta Design to celebrate functional design pieces from Mexico and Brazil
–Pinta Media Art to feature work by pioneer of BioArt: Eduardo Kac
–Pinta Auditorium Programme to feature leading female curators, dealers and collectors

From 12 to 15 June, Pinta London will celebrate its fifth anniversary in the capital, bringing a taste of vibrant Latin America to Earls Court for four days. Reflecting the increasing demand for Latin American art worldwide, Pinta London offers both experienced collectors and first-time buyers the chance to view and purchase work by eminent artists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

New for the fair will be the launch of Pinta Photo: the first stand-alone photography feature in Pinta history, set to become an annual showcase at the fair. Curated by writer, broadcaster and curator Sue Steward, Pinta Photo will be dedicated to cutting-edge photography from Latin America, featuring exclusive photographs by celebrated British composer Michael Nyman, who now resides in Mexico City. Additional artists will include Tontxi Vazquez and Dafna Talmor.

In the main fair, over 50 leading international galleries will showcase the very best art from Latin America, with highlights including Rainhart Gallery from Brussels, presenting the work of Colombian sculptor Rafael Gómezbarros—best known for his giant ant installation currently on show at the Saatchi Gallery; and Graça Brandao from Portugal, who will bring works by renowned Brazilian artist Lygia Pape. New galleries include Galería Oliva Arauna from Madrid—one of the first Spanish galleries to specialise in the commercialisation of photography and video—exhibiting work by filmmaker Alfredo Jaar, who represented Chile at last year’s Venice Biennale; and London’s Halcyon Gallery, exhibiting Fish and Ships by contemporary Colombian artist Santiago Montoya.

At the heart of the show will be Pinta Projects, honouring the influential women who have made a mark in the perception of Latin American art, curated by collector and patron Catherine Petitgas and Brazilian curator Kiki Mazzucchelli. Showcasing a wide variety of work by female artists from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru and Venezuela—including Anna Bella Geiger, one of the key figures in Conceptual Art from Latin America and a pioneer of video and experimental practices in Brazil—Pinta Projects will explore how Latin American women have led the way when it comes to innovation in art.

This theme will be addressed further in the Pinta Auditorium Programme, which will bring together leading female curators, dealers and collectors to give an insight into their unique vision and practice. Speakers include Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery Julia Peyton Jones and collector and patron Valeria Napoleone.

Pinta Design will focus on classic and industrial design from Mexico and Brazil, with pieces to look out for including furniture designed by world renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer; and work by Brazilian brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana.

Additional show features across Pinta London will include:

– The second edition of Pinta Media Art: an innovative showcase of art that explores links with technology will feature the work of Brazilian artist Eduardo Kac, pioneer of BioArt and telepresence.
– A special homage to abstract art in Spain, titled Black and White in Spanish Geometry from 1950–1970.
– A curated show titled GAUR[sic] (Today in Basque) will analyse the evolution of video art in Spain, featuring the work of eight artists based in the Basque Country.

Now in its fifth year in the UK, the Pinta London Museums Acquisition Programme aims to enrich the Latin American art collections of renowned international institutions. Participating institutions for 2014 will include Tate Modern (London) and mima (Middlesbrough).
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