Alexandre Farto (Vhils); Miguel Januário; Paulo Arraiano; Pedro Matos; Ricardo Passaporte; Sandro Resende; Susana Anágua & Ana João Romana.
Opening 30th Of May, 18h00
Museu Do Côa, Rua do Museu, 5150-610, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
“1/81” is taken from the correlation of the existing mass between the Earth and the Moon. The latter being the Earth’s only natural satellite and the fifth largest of the solar system, it is also the largest natural satellite of a planet in the solar system. Regarding its primary body size, it has 27% of the diameter and 60% of the density of Earth, representing 1/81 of its mass.
We correlate ourselves in a so-called contemporary society controlled by artificial satellites, where the speed of a post-digital and new media generation dictates time and velocity, and artificially replaces the natural/analogical world. “Scrolling” reality in search of “new stories” where one loses the reference for contemplation has become constant, increasingly contributing to distance human beings from the element nature. A reality where the pictorial tradition of landscaping no longer seems adequate to deal with the intricate web of meanings brought forth by the great metropolises.
Seven artists, impelled by the disquietude of living in a space which seems impossible to grasp in its entirety – a condition that drives us to reinvent the way we read and interpret it –, discuss new forms of dialogue, human relations and ways of contemplation. A new look at what was already there before the element “Man”.
Celebrating its 30 years of activity, the Centro Português de Serigrafia (CPS – Portuguese Screen Printing Centre) has invited these seven artists to multiply their work by 81 with an exhibition at the Côa Museum, where screen printing and engraving are displayed alongside original works.