This is a past event.
Between the group of pieces created by the countless Portuguese artists that comprise the universe of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection and the universe of the work of Malawi-born Samson Kambalu, our aim is to discover the full extent of the challenge presented by the recognition, representation and creation of worlds that are projected into everyone’s reality. Assisted by the spirit of native ceremonies centred on the gift, which is the inspiration for Kambalu’s work, and leading him also to cause this to interact with the pieces of the Collection itself, the mediation proposed at each of this season’s exhibitions seeks to underline this interchange between the artistic object and the person observing and interpreting it, conscious of living a singular experience in a collective ritual. Through different dynamics of reflective practice, we seek to draw attention to whether, how and why we are affected by the work of art, and whether, how and why we affect its meaning and its permanence in a world of fleeting things.
Bruno Marques, Nuno Bernardo and Susana Pires