OCTOBER 02, 2021 TO FEBRUARY 12, 2022
In this cycle of the CIAJG, we
will encounter several zones of resistance and criticism of present-day visual
capitalism, through five new exhibitions and renewed dialogue with the collections.
The exhibitions by Priscila Fernandes (Leisure School),
Virgínia Mota (Atmospheric Diary) and Ana Vaz (Amazing
Fantasy), each in
their own way, shed light on the idea of fiction as a “factory”, an
(un)disciplined labour or production of poetry… and, therefore, they
revindicate the slow time of experience.
Leisure School presents,
for the first time, in Portugal an important body of work by the artist Priscila
Fernandes that explores the relationship between work and leisure, in a reflection
that is urgent in view of the accelerated algorithmicisation of life.
We are also continuing the two
annual exhibitions “Pasado”, by the Mexican artist, Rodrigo Hernández
Complex, curated by
Ángel Calvo Ulloa. The latter presents new works by artists who expand the
archaeological speculations and stories surrounding the hominid stone
sculpture: the collective Pizz Buin, Carme Nogueira, Diego Vites and the duo
Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum.
José de Guimarães’ oeuvre is
presented as a whole, articulated with the collections of African,
pre-Columbian and ancient Chinese art. Highlights include the African “maternities”
and a room dedicated to the importance of drawing in his work. In the “Masks
Room”, African sculptures flank Pedro Henriques’ sculptures entitled “Half-eye,
Until 2023, the CIAJG’s
artistic programme will investigate the question of fiction in the contemporary
world. The exercise of imagination increasingly makes it necessary to demarcate
a clear territory of criticism and consciousness. Intense use of fiction in the
realignment between ourselves and others, and
experimenting with new ways of
co-existing together is also a way of rewriting the grammar of the museum, and
questioning its processes of selection and exclusion.
Curadora Geral do CIAJG