|Cuándo:||12 ene de 2017 - 08 mar de 2017|
|Inauguración:||12 ene de 2017|
|Dónde:||Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art / Rua Santo António à Estrela, 33 / Lisboa, Portugal|
|Organizada por:||Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art|
|Artistas participantes:||André Cepeda|
The next exhibition at Cristina Guerra Gallery will be ´Rasgo' by André Cepeda, a Portuguese photographer born in Coimbra, in 1976. Currently, Cepeda lives in Porto, Portugal. In 2012 he was an artist in residence at the FAAP, São Paulo, as the recipient of a scholarship granted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Cepeda was shortlisted for the Paul Huf Award, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2011); Prémio BESPhoto, Lisbon (2010); and the EDP Foundation New Artists Prize, Lisbon (2007). Cepeda has been showing his work regularly, in Portugal and abroad, since 1999. He has since then made multiple artist residencies and received many commissions, among which stand out the 2010 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, EDP Foundation (2014) and the Fundação de Serralves (2014). In 2016 he was an artist in residency at the Residency Unlimited, in Brooklyn NY, in the context of the partnership Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar / EGEAC and Residency Unlimited, NY. _______________________ "(...) 'Depois' and RASGO are different projects, with a common element: they do not represent, strictly speaking, the city, but the perspective of André Cepeda; his subjective vision of the city. Cepeda believes that photography is invariably about showing "how the artist sees, how he frames reality". In this case, we are offered a low point of view and observe the city much like a street dog or a coyote would see it. In this sense, one can see a certain performative intention in this photographic experience; an attempt to dialectically influence the reality that is being represented. With no human figures, it is the presence of the photographer and his peculiar interaction with the space that "humanises" the latter. Or should we say, that "animalises" it? The title RASGO, suggests a violent and aggressive action (tear, rip), confirming this impression. Finally, the exhibition constitutes another step in the career of André Cepeda, as he investigates the possibilities of "installed" photography. He started testing with it in June, in his show at Fridman Gallery in New York, and now he repeats the experiment for this new project at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art. Like a small and brilliant sky-scraper, the enigmatic paper cylinder that redefines the space of the first room is, also here, a fundamental piece in the show as it tells us about the relationship between the image and its materiality and corporeality. This is, essentially, the subject that unifies all the images and André Cepeda's experience in New York: a search for the "real", for a human scale, in a context of artifice, simulation and spectacle, as it was described by Jean Baudrillard in his book America (1986)." Pedro de Llano, 2017
Algunos espacios presentan producciones de artistas emergentes de la escena portuguesa. La joven Salomé Lamas, que el año pasado expuso en Serralves, inaugura en Miguel Nabinho.