|Cuándo:||23 jun de 2017 - 30 ago de 2017|
|Inauguración:||23 jun de 2017|
|Dónde:||Malta Contemporary Art (MCA) / 12 Felix Street / Valletta, Malta, Malta|
|Comisariada por:||Eduarda Neves|
|Organizada por:||Malta Contemporary Art (MCA)|
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. Exhibitions (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]. EDUARDA NEVES 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. AMARANTE ABRAMOVICI 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 revolution. 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 scholarships (2012). 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. SÉRGIO LEITÃO 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. TÂNIA DINIS 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.