PIRÂMIDE I, 2015
PIRÂMIDE I, 2015

1 and 2 Floor

entry: General Conditions

RUI TOSCANO. Type I, II and III Civilizations

2015-11-21
2016-02-14
Curatorship: Nuno Faria

THE EYE AS REPRESENTATION AND REVERBERATION OF THE UNIVERSE

In the exhibition, Type I, II and III Civilisations, Rui Toscano (RT) continues, deepens and, to a certain extent, expands his research into the universe of space exploration, that he previously addressed in isolated works and to which he has dedicated several recent exhibitions, including "La Grande Avventura dello Spazio" in the Galeria Cristina Guerra in 2013, and "Journey Beyond the Stars", in the Travessa da Eremida in 2015.

This exhibition showcases a collection of recent or hitherto unseen works that exemplify the broad spectrum of media used by the artist - ranging from sound to light, including photography, painting, drawing and video. The exhibition also highlights the strategies that he has persistently explored over the past 20 years: a practice of appropriation and reuse of pictures, collage and / or assembly of elements that are linked thematically or conceptually; the evocation of scholarly or visionary science fiction cinema, including two classic works, to which he repeatedly returns: Ridley Scott’s "Blade Runner" and Stanley Kubrick’s "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; the central role of perception in the construction of each work, based on the standardization of chance; thematic exploration of the invisible and atmospheric; the approach towards immeasurable scale - the cosmos - and microscopic scale - a speck of dust that flutters in the air.

Perhaps the greatest transformation that has occurred in Rui Toscano’s oeuvre, as highlighted in this exhibition (and suggested, moreover, by the exhibition's title, which is a reference to the Kardashev scale, via which the famous Russian astrophysicist established a quantification of the level of technological advance based on the amount of energy that each civilization can use), is the cosmic alignment of the imaginary universes of historical or fictionally projected civilizations, that are distant in time and space - the Ancient Egyptians, the pre-Columbian peoples, the space adventure of the 1950s and 1960s, and the post-apocalyptic and dystopian world of “Blade Runner” (1982) that envisaged a hopeless future, set in 2019, which, symptomatically, is now very close at hand.

Nuno Faria 

Curator

   

 



Activities

    2015-11-20 21h30
    Opening Rui Toscano. Civilizações de Tipo I, II e III
    2016-02-12

    17h00
    17h45
    Guided tour
All Activities 2

On Exhibition

CAIS Urbana

Curatorship: Mistaker Maker
the 25 years of the Association CAIS
Temporary Exhibition

Inês Norton. Please do (not) touch

2019-06-28
2019-10-27
Curatorship: Adelaide Ginga e Emília Ferreira
Inês Norton exhibition, reminds us of the urgency of regaining full consciousness of our body. At the cost of surely losing touch with the essence of what it means to be human
Solo show

not available

2019-06-19
2019-09-15
Curatorship: Adelaide Ginga
Interactive exhibition consisting of Part II of the CT1LN Project, that had the motto of a radio amateur collection.The second part, which is presented here, leaves the public with the possibility of exploring the theme
Solo show

Rui Macedo. (In)dispensable or Painting that Unsettles the Museum’s Collection.

2019-05-14
2019-09-29
Curatorship: Emília Ferreira
Reminding us that an artist is a hunter-gatherer, a collector of meanings, forms, problems and proposals, this exhibition highlights the fact that a museum is a place of constant and unsettling discovery.
Temporary Exhibition

not available

2019-03-22
2019-08-04
Curatorship: Luis Alegre e Adelaide Ginga
not available yet
Colective Exhibition

PORTUGUESE ART. REASONS AND EMOTIONS

2018-04-20
2019-10-27
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Emília Tavares, Emília Ferreira
The current exhibition of the collection covers a sizeable part of its temporal arc, from the mid-19th century to the 1980s, occupying the entirety of the galleries in the Museum wing located in Rua Serpa Pinto.
Collection exhibition