A metade do Céu

Um projecto de Pedro Cabrita Reis Museu Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva          21 de Março a 23 de Junho de 2019

Adriana Molder, Alexandra C., Ana Hatherly, Ana Isabel Miranda Rodrigues, Ana Jotta, Ana Léon, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Ana Vidigal, Ana Vieira, Ângela Ferreira, Armanda Duarte, Aurélia de Sousa, Catarina Leitão, Cecília Costa, Clara Menéres, Cristina Ataíde, Cristina Mateus, Fátima Mendonça, Fernanda Fragateiro, Filipa César, Gabriela Albergaria, Graça Costa Cabral, Graça Morais, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Helena Almeida, Inês Botelho, Joana Bastos, Joana Rosa, Joana Vasconcelos, Josefa d’Óbidos, Júlia Ventura, Leonor Antunes, Lourdes Castro, Luísa Correia Pereira, Luísa Cunha, Mafalda Santos, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Maria José Aguiar, Maria José Oliveira, Marta Soares, Menez, Patrícia Garrido, Paula Rego, Raquel Feliciano, Rita GT, Rosa Carvalho, Salette Tavares, Salomé Lamas, Sandra Baía, Sara & André, Sara Bichão, Sarah Affonso, Sílvia Hestnes Ferreira, Sofia Areal, Susana Anágua, Susana Mendes Silva, Susanne Themlitz, Tânia Simões, Teresa Segurado Pavão, Túlia Saldanha, Vanda Madureira.

Wait

More than creating a fatalistic view on the matter of waiting, “WAIT“ attempts to indicate ways that allow for a recovery of possibilities as diverse as the specifics of each piece—in media such as painting, photography, sculpture, installation or video—while also paying attention to their potential connections. The exhibition proposes a journey with a scenic aura, intending to involve the spectators in an experience where they directly or indirectly become aware of the perception of time: the condition that acts on waiting and defines all its relational possibilities. The works suggest us several subject matters, such as desire, the tension between body and space, photography and death, memory, the confrontation with the impossible, and life in suspension.
Curated by Orlando Franco.
Works by André Banha, Andres Serrano, António Júlio Duarte, António Olaio, Carla Cabanas, Dalila Gonçalves, Eugenio Ampudia, Gonçalo Barreiros, João Ferro Martins, João Pombeiro, Luísa Jacinto, Orlando Franco, Paulo Mendes, Pedro Cabral Santo, Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto, Samuel Beckett, Sara & André, Susana Anágua and Tiago Baptista.
Exhibition on view until 14 April 2019
Cover:
Andres Serrano, The Morgue (Infectious Pneumonia), 1992
Museu Coleção Berardo
Catalogue of the exhibition (bilingual): WAIT
Hardback;
220 x 150 mm;
120 pp.;
41 images
Stolen Books ed.
Sold at the museum shop: 20,00 €

 

“E a matéria se veja acabar: adeus composição …”

11 de Novembro a 6 de Janeiro de 2018
Galeria Presença – Porto
After DESTERRO at the Museu do Chiado in Lisbon (MNAC), Susana Anágua shows now at the Presença Gallery in OPorto. The artist borrows its title from the poem “The Last Days” by Carlos Drummond de Andrade.
The poet, Brazilian, dedicates his verses to the end of the body, a life bequeathed to others. This is the condition of matter, disappear with time and let its trace be found and endure in the hands of those who preserve it.
Under the title “And the matter is seen to end: farewell composition …” the exhibition shows works that relate the disappearance of some industrial and fictional architectures, leaving the faith in the existence of matter to appear through its vestiges, now documented in relationship of ambiguity with the fictional one.
Last verse of the Poem in original language:
“E a matéria se veja acabar: adeus composição
que um dia se chamou Carlos Drummond de Andrade.
Adeus, minha presença, meu olhar e minas veias grossas,
meus sulcos no travesseiro, minha sombra no muro,
sinal meu no rosto, olhos míopes, objetos de uso pessoal, idéia de justiça, revolta e sono, adeus,
adeus, vida aos outros legada.”
Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987)