[ARENA] CORRESPONDENCES _ MALTA CONTEMPORAY ART
Terça-Feira, 30 de Maio de 2017 - 16:06:09 WEST
*MALTA CONTEMPORARY ART*
*PREVIEW: *FRIDAY 23rd JUNE 7 - 9PM
*EXHIBITION DATES: *23rd JUNE- 30th AUGUST 2017
CORRESPONDENCES links a programme of nine exhibitions, presented in
Portugal, Spain, Germany and Malta, to an International Colloquium [Unknown
Recipient] held at Casa das Artes, Oporto.
A letter excerpt included in Jacques Derrida’s LA CARTE POSTALE (1980) is
taken as a reference for the CORRESPONDENCES project.
In this fragment, dated June 5 1977, Derrida says: “What I like most about
postcards is that we do not know what is in front and what is back, here or
there, near or far, Plato or Socrates, face or reverse. Nor what is more
important - the image or the text or, within the text, the message, the
caption or the address.”
The postcard is taken as producer of subjectivity, process and life
experience, itself an agencement of CORRESPONDENCES, attempting not only to
explore its linguistic, grammatical and rhetorical character, but also the
use value it can acquire when integrated within a chain of possible
situations. A metaphor for equality, with no face or reverse, here or
there, image or text, the postcard exists in this traffic of sent,
received, registered, circumvented, returned, stolen, lost, anonymous,
confidential, inviolable correspondence.
CORRESPONDENCES also refers to connection, communication, relation, path,
journey, route, complementariness, reciprocity. Multiple forms, multiple
uses, setting ambivalences in motion, breaking with directions, departure
and arrival, beginning and end, artwork and space, signified and signifier.
Assuming that it becomes imperative to force language, to break it, to
disfigure it, to force concepts to say something else, this project adopts
the postcard as an open letter, with no secrets, no face or reverse, a
figure operating in speech, in a movement against the origin, establishing
the conditions of its impossibility.
(I) CAAA – Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e da Arquitectura | Guimarães;
(II) Casa das Artes | Oporto; (III) Museu das Comunicações | Lisbon; (IV)
Galeria NovaOgiva | Óbidos; (V) SALA X | Pontevedra; (VI) Museu de Faro |
Faro; (VII) Galeria Escudeiros | Beja [2014-16]; and, within the scope of
DGArtes - Portuguese Ministry of Culture internationalization of the arts
funding > (VIII) Rosalux | Berlin [23.03 until 21.04.2017]; (IX) Malta
Contemporary Art | La Valletta [23.06 until 30.07.2017].
Curator of the projects A FEW REASON FOR A NON_DISMISSIVE ART [2014-15],
CORRESPONDENCES [2016-17] and HORS-SERIE , recently preselected for
the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de América Del Sur, Buenos
Aires. PhD in Philosophy. Assistant professor at ESAP, Oporto, where se
teaches Aesthetics in the fields of Visual and Performing Arts. Principal
Investigator of the Art and Critical Studies Research Group, Arnaldo Araújo
Research Centre, Oporto. Research Areas: Philosophy and Aesthetics;
Criticism and Contemporary Art; Art, Politics and Power; Art and
Subjectivation Modes. Organized talks, Cycles of Conferences on
Contemporary Art and Criticism in several institutions. Moderated the Line
of Aesthetics of the Oporto European Capital of Culture – 2001.
Filmmaker graduated from La Femis, Paris. Degree from Paris University III,
Sorbonne. Selected for the Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation section,
with Gaia (2004) and for Cinema du Réel, with Circa Me (2002). Directed
films in collaboration, such as A Cultura do Capital (2003) or Travelling
70'-76' (2007) and also the video-installation A Colher (2010). Between
2005 and 2013 she collaborated with Serralves Museum. PhD student with FCT
scholarship for research on cinema produced during the portuguese
JOÃO VASCO PAIVA
Master in Fine Arts, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong
Kong. Degree in Fine Arts, ESAP. Exhibited in several institutions, among
which: Artsonje Center, Seoul; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Independent
Curators, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; C.o.C.A., Torun; Sharjah Art
Foundation, UAE; Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing; MAC Lyon;
Videospace, Budapest; Garage CCC, Moscow; SESC S. Paulo; Hong Kong Museum
of Art. Oriente Foundation (2006-08) and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
MARIA COVADONGA BARREIRO
Phd in Visual Arts, Vigo University. Exhibited at Fundación Gonzalo
Torrente Ballester; CCAI, Gijón; CAJ, Madrid; Casaborne, Málaga; Galería
Atlántica, A Coruña; Galería Metro, Vigo; Galería Sargadelos, Pontevedra;
Museu Univ. Alicante, at Latinarte, Madrid and at Muestra de jóvenes
artistas europeos, org. A.I.C.A. - Asociación Internacional de Críticos de
Arte. Diputación de Ourense Fine Arts Prize, 2008; Artists’Scholarship,
Diputación de Pontevedra, 2010. Art and Critical Studies researcher at CEAA
and teacher at ESAP, both in Oporto.
PhD and Advanced Visual Arts Program in Visual Arts (FBAP/UVIGO); Degree in
Fine Arts (ESAP); Independent Visual Arts Program (MAUMAUS). Sculpture +
Photography (AR.CO) and Video (CAM_CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION)
programs. Participated in Gasthof, Frankfurt, org. ICA, Moscow;
Protoacademy, Edinburgh; Städelschule, Frankfurt; Kulturni Centar,
Belgrade; Landproject, Chiang Mai; Manifesta, Amsterdam; Go to Frisco, org.
South. Exposure; NoD-Roxy Gallery, Prague; ZDB Gallery, Lisbon; Portuguese
Center of Photography, Oporto, among other institutions. Selected for the
portuguese representation of CPLP biennial.
Master’s Degree in Contemporary Artistic Practices, FBAUP. She presented
her projects in Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Brazil, Mexico,
Argentina and Austrália. She collaborated in several film projects. Her
work was awarded at the Chicago Experimental Film and Vídeo Festival,
Curitiba Internacional Festival, São Paulo Super 8 Festival, Iberian
Expression Film and Photography Festival. International Prize and Audience
Award at the Dresdner Schmalfilmtage. She was part of the feature films
jury at the 17th Luso-Brazilian Film Festival.
*Off-Site Project Venue: *
24/5 St Ursula Street Valletta Malta
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Malta Contemporary Art was founded in 2008 in Malta by artist and curator
Between 2008 - 2011, MCA established itself as the foremost forum for
contemporary art in Malta, collaborating with over 100 artists and other
professionals in over 20 exhibitions, projects and events including Simon
Starling, Cyprien Gaillard, Spartacus Chetwynd, Jess Flood-Paddock.
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