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ROOM 4

Atmospheric Diary

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“Atmospheric” is the property of that which is gaseous or which expresses the concept of steam.

Over recent months, in which the pandemic has heightened our alertness about the world, Virgínia Mota (Matosinhos, 1976) opened up notebooks in which she painted images and then posted the contents of the pages on her Instagram account. Day by day, we saw the emergence of new worlds and ways of seeing worlds, through her coloured and round images.


Mountains, rivers, vegetation, clouds, rain, sea… an infinite conjugation of verbs, memories and affections. In the museum, the experience of the respective images takes the form of a diary that is distributed on the horizontal plane of the shelves, thereby accentuating a continuum between the time of the exhibition and that of the experience. In this manner, each page of this diary awakens the appearance of a form, and each form freely inspires the imagination. To divert attention to the atmosphere, the clouds and the gaseous state of affairs in the world is, in fact, a kind of pedagogical approach where interpretation is superseded by the undisciplined activity of daydreaming and wandering.

FOR ALL AGES

Virginia Mota Artist and professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design, of the University of Minho, Virgínia Mota (Matosinhos, 1976) has developed collective artistic processes as a form of expression and thought between different languages and transdisciplinary projects in schools, universities and museums since 2007. Her principal projects include the Library of Affections (MAC-Niterói) and the Ateliê Nômade (MAR, Ouro Preto and Mariana Winter Festival). She was the co-coordinator of educational projects at the Education and Art Experimental Unit, of the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. She writes poetry and essays on art and philosophy. She is also dedicated to painting and drawing. She has held several solo and group exhibitions. She won the “Writing Residence” Award from the Teatro do Silêncio.


Fotography Daniel Malhão

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FOR ALL AGES

Virginia Mota Artist and professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design, of the University of Minho, Virgínia Mota (Matosinhos, 1976) has developed collective artistic processes as a form of expression and thought between different languages and transdisciplinary projects in schools, universities and museums since 2007. Her principal projects include the Library of Affections (MAC-Niterói) and the Ateliê Nômade (MAR, Ouro Preto and Mariana Winter Festival). She was the co-coordinator of educational projects at the Education and Art Experimental Unit, of the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. She writes poetry and essays on art and philosophy. She is also dedicated to painting and drawing. She has held several solo and group exhibitions. She won the “Writing Residence” Award from the Teatro do Silêncio.


Fotography Daniel Malhão

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