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Festivais Gil Vicente
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Festivais Gil Vicente
Festas da Cidade e Gualterianas
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OCTOBER 02, 2021 TO FEBRUARY 12, 2022

On the edges of fiction - 2.º round of exhibitions
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Fictionalising the museu

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 and Colossus 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, long face”.

 

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.

Marta Mestre

Curadora Geral do CIAJG

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