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    Lua Cão na Kunstverein de Munique e La Casa Encendida em Madrid

     

    Depois de há um ano ter ocupado o espaço de uma antiga serração no Bairro Alto, a exposição Lua Cão trasladou-se para o interior das arcadas de Hofgarten, quartel-general da Kunstverein de Munique, para aquela que foi a primeira de duas apresentações internacionais. Nos últimos dois meses foi possível visitar o resultado do cruzamento de obras de Alexandre Estrela e João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva num dos mais dinâmicos e relevantes centros artísticos da Alemanha.

    Das diversas recensões que esta versão da exposição originou, destaque para o artigo que Patrick J. Reed escreveu para a Art Agenda: “Wonderment is the exhibition’s unifying theme. Imagery of the natural world appears often, but it is just as often juxtaposed with the mechanical. All the while, auditory distortions lend the rooms a hallucinatory tone, and herald reconfigurations in the constellation. Viewers like myself, eager for the next reveal, volley across the cavernous space to each new, bright spot. Calmer viewers—like my partner—track a more methodical path. Such is the scope of “Lua Cão” that neither approach is sufficient for catching all its developments.” Continuar a ler

    Próxima paragem: La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Outubro de 2018.

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    Following its presentation at an old sawmill in Bairro Alto, just short of a year ago, Lua Cão staged a new enactment in the inside of the Hofgarten arcades, headquarters to the Munich’s Kunstverein, in what was the first of two international presentations of this exhibition. For the past two months, a crossing of the works of Alexandre Estrela and João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva was on show in one of the most relevant European art centers.

    Out of the different reviews this version of the exhibition originated, it’s worth highlighting the article by Patrick J. Reed at Art Agenda: “Wonderment is the exhibition’s unifying theme. Imagery of the natural world appears often, but it is just as often juxtaposed with the mechanical. All the while, auditory distortions lend the rooms a hallucinatory tone, and herald reconfigurations in the constellation. Viewers like myself, eager for the next reveal, volley across the cavernous space to each new, bright spot. Calmer viewers—like my partner—track a more methodical path. Such is the scope of “Lua Cão” that neither approach is sufficient for catching all its developments.” Continue Reading

    Lua Cão’s next stop: La Casa Encendida, Madrid, October 2018.

     

    Exhibition view of Alexandre Estrela + João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva’s “Lua Cão” at Kunstverein München, 2018.

     

    Exhibition view of Alexandre Estrela + João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva’s “Lua Cão” at Kunstverein München, 2018.

     

    Right: Alexandre Estrela Solar Watch, 2006. Left: João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Heat Ray, 2010.

     

    João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, The Initiate, 2008.

     

    João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Turtle, 2011.

     

    Alexandre Estrela, Moondog (even date, odd date), 2013.

     

    Alexandre Estrela, Aquário, 2010.