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"Chernobyl", a project by Alice Miceli

The Invisible Mark: Capturing radiation images in Chernobyls exclusion zone
The goal of this project is to create a series of radiographic images of the exclusion zone in Chernobyl, Belarus. These images will be generated by the very invisible radiation that isolates the place. In a certain way, the goal here is to produce images of the invisible: images created by a kind of energy extensively present in the whole affected area and, still, completely invisible except for the traces of destruction it leaves behind.
Como Atiar a Brasa [How to stoke up the fire]

Cildo Meireles receives a prize in Spain, Folha de São Paulo

Brazilian visual artist Cildo Meireles won the Velzquez Prize 2008 for visual arts, the most important art prize of Spain.
With the prize, the artist will receive 90.450 euros. The announcement was given yesterday by the Spanish Minister of Culture, Csar Antonio Molina.
Among the best known works by Meireles, there are "Insertions in Ideological Circuits" and "Meshes of Liberty".
Arte em Circulação

Oiticica as a mere tacky one, by Rubens Pileggi Sá

Emotions at the year’s end
The atmosphere at the end of the year got really hot for the art scene. Among some controversies, we may mention the debate created by Camillo Osorio’s criticism about the care given to the Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica’s collection. César Oiticica, director and private owner of the works of his brother, answered angrily to the provocations, published by O Globo.

ONU discounts changes about controlling Internet, Terra Magazine

Project "Calhau" gathers 25 artists in an anti-exhibition on websites' publicity spaces
The Internet should continue being supervised by large agencies such as ICANN and the International Communications Union instead of some new superstructure, affirmed the new director of the department linked to the United Nations. Hamadoun Toure, who took the presidency of ICU on last month, said the agency should focus on issues of Internet security and the reduction of digital inequality between rich and poor countries.

“We should all work together, each agency has a role to fulfill. We need to develop a better cooperation and avoid the creation of a superstructure which would be quite controversial and quite difficult to implement”, he said in a public interview.
Quebra de Padrão [Breaking Patterns]

Arco 08 – A coverage made by many hands, Patricia Canetti

Canal Contemporâneo invites its many users who were present at ARCO to publish their impressions about the fair, the parallel events and, of course, Madrid.
Five days were not enough to see the fair, the parallel Brazilian events, the exhibitions in Madrid’s galleries, meeting people, sharing the great event with many Brazilian professionals who were there and, also, finishing the talk I am going to give at the Arteleku Cultural center in San Sebastián. It was not enough time to follow the technological works of Canal in São Paulo... Therefore, let’s once again articulate a many hands coverage to talk about ARCO 08 and the participation of Brazil as the invited country.
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Paula Ramos interviews Walmor Corrêa

Walmor Corrêa: the understood strange
Walmor Corrêa’s bizarre beings appear in two exhibitions which really open Rio de Janeiro’s art calendar. From March 3rd on, the artist takes part of the exhibition Tropics, curated by Alfons Hug at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. A day later, he opens his solo exhibition at Laura Marsiaj Contemporary Art Gallery, until April 5th.

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Novembro Art Gallery’s artist Matheus Rocha Pitta wins the Illy SustainArt Prize

in collaboration with ARCO
Selection Committee: Berta Sichel (Museo Reina Sofía), Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Angela Vattese and Carlo Bach (Illy Café)

As one more effort of its commitment to sustainable development and growth, Illy coffee brand sponsors the Illy SustainArt Prize, aimed at Brazilian artists younger than 35 years old.

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corpocidade - Debates on urban aesthetics at UFBA, Salvador

Thematic sections: Immaterial city; The city as an expanded field of art: artistic-scientific committee; Urban Corpographies; Forms of subjectivation in the city
Artistic-scientific committee: Alejandro Ahmed, Daniela Brasil, Fabiana Dutra Britto, Glória Ferreira, Guilherme Bueno, Luis Antônio, Margareth da Silva Pereira, Paola Berenstein Jacques, Regina Helena Alves da Silva, Robert Moses Pechman, Ronald Duarteno

Pre-enrolling: April 21st, 2008
Submission of theoretical proposals: until June 1st, 2008
Submission of artistic proposals: until June 15th, 2008

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Artists: Alice Vinagre, Alexandre Nóbrega, Carlos Mélo, Carmela Gross, Daniel Senise, Delson Uchoa, Emil Forman, Emmanuel Nassar, Ernesto Neto, Eudes Mota, Gil Vicente, Gilvan Samico, Jorge Molder, José Rufino, Marcelo Silveira, Martinho Patricio, Nelson Leiner, Oswaldo Goeldi, Rivane Neuenschwander, Rosangela Rennó, Sandra Cinto.

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Discussion follows the lectures for the release of the 4th edition of Rumos Itaú Cultural Artes Visuais, given by the Selection Comitee, with Paulo Sergio Duarte, Alexandre Sequeira, Christine Mello, Marília Panitz, Paulo Reis, and reports by Guy Amado.

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