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INSTALLATION + GROUP EXHIBITION
 

Arthur Arnold, Edu Monteiro, Hal Wildson, Jan Kaláb, Marcela Gontijo,

Mark Roberto,Paulo Vieira, Tinho, Viviane Teixeira, Xico Chaves

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INSTALLATION "BIRD SINGING IN CAGE DESCRIBES CLOUDS OUTSIDE"
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EXHIBITION "FROM THE FOAM WANTING TO SAVE A RUIN"
02|12|22 - 03|05|22

"BIRD SINGING IN CAGE DESCRIBES CLOUDS OUTSIDE"

MATEU VELASCO INSTALLATION

 

A poem is a thing that evokes memories of things real and imagined (…)

The things over the window act like a poem.

They are images that reflect nothing (…)

I sing about things by the window

(Jarkko Laine)

 

BIRD SINGING IN CAGE DESCRIBES CLOUDS OUTSIDE

 

I am interested in the distracted reality of everyday life,

the domestication of our domicile in space

and the landscapes that articulate our experience of the duration of time.

 

I'm interested in what maybe not.

We are what we remember being.

The reflection inside the eyes reflected in the mirror.

The things that pass and are stored somewhere in the future,

right on the edge of what we can see……

 

Sartre would say that “paintings are windows to a whole world”, because by stressing physical reality and expressive structure, they haunt our gaze.

However, our existential space is not a two-dimensional pictorial space. It is necessary to be among things to project meanings and significations on what we see; transform chaos into cosmos.

Our environments are gradually losing their material essence and becoming impregnated with their formal character.  The shape of the environment that surrounds us defines the present time.

This series emerged from the collection of fragments of the real world simulated by the virtual one. In the last two years I've traveled enormous distances inside Google Street View, collecting landscapes and memories flattened by the monitor's pixels.

Using only construction material, I tried to rescue what was appropriated by the virtual. Plywood, floor or automotive paint, wall brushes. As if to reconstruct what was taken it was necessary to build a tangible reality. The contrast of the black paint superimposed on the whiteness of the canvas, of the smooth, ends the calm of the void. Empty cans, leftover works and ordinary everyday objects. Rubble, leftovers and discards are on the fringes of functionality and aesthetics. The disposable is ephemeral in form, but timeless in matter. Wear and tear and decay are generally not considered positive elements about the timeless character that a work of art should have, as it opposes the idea of duration. But how much time is there anyway?

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“FROM THE FOAM WANTING TO SAVE A RUIN”

GROUP EXHIBITION: ARTHUR ARNOLD, EDU MONTEIRO, HAL WILDSON, JAN KALÁB,

MARCELA GONTIJO, MARCOS ROBERTO, PAULO VIEIRA, TINHO, VIVIANE TEIXEIRA, XICO CHAVES

 

 

Starting from the verse of the French poet Stéphane Mallarmé, the exhibition “From the foam wanting to save a ruin” approaches the notions of identity present in the work of each of the artists represented by Galeria Movimento. With the thought focused on the schemes of order and chance, the show balances between these two concepts to reflect on a time that is already born in its own ruin, raising the question: who are we in the face of the contemporary?

 

With the presence of different materialities that enrich the scope of the gallery, the exhibition opens and embraces its guests in order to propose a joint thought about the limits between the I, you and the art object, reflecting on the multiple affectations present in the relationship between work and spectator, as at the same time a path of no return and a memory of what remains, making us capable of being new people from the contact with art.

Together, the different contexts of each artist make the exhibition take place at a certain distance from classical representation, from deviations from intention and from self-centered art, repositioning their critical and aesthetic potential, capable of making artistic practices interventions in the here and now. . In view of this discourse, the works are enhanced by their ability to assume this time, this causality for themselves, appropriating an important part of what remains after the hurricane of the bursting of a bubble.

 

By approaching the narratives present in the work of Marcos Roberto with Xico Chaves, or of Tinho with Paulo Vieira, the exhibition puts us in front of questions that persist in different times and circumstances. These are works that assert themselves within the arts scene under the keen eye of the Movimento team.           _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

Remaining after the breath of memory and shuffling its events to the ruins, a crossing is built, where the work transgresses its own time, its own language to open a dialogue with the other. It is in its place, in a certain imbalance, where every second becomes an event.

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