A Culpa Não É Minha. Works from the António Cachola Collection

A Culpa Não É Minha. Works from the António Cachola Collection
Temporary exhibition
13/09/2010
- 09/01/2011
Floor: 
2
Curator: 
Eric Corne
A Culpa Não É Minha. Works from the António Cachola Collection
Temporary exhibition
13/09/2010
- 09/01/2011
Floor: 
2
Curator: 
Eric Corne
Body: 

[...] Presenting an exhibition that is based on works from a collection is to borrow the imaginary geography of the collector whose passion and stubbornness brought them together. Putting together this puzzle creates an (uncertain) point of view on the (uncertain) world in which we live. A genuine collection does not have a written, ordered, theoretical coherence. Rather, it follows a guiding thread. For António Cachola, this thread has been his decision to acquire works by the young generation of Portuguese artists. Having begun in the early 1990s, the collection currently features over four hundred works. Through the hybridism that is the essence of contemporary artistic production, the collection allows Portuguese artists to be situated within an international context and makes it possible to assess the importance of art in today’s society. The exhibition A Culpa Não É Minha, at the Museu Coleção Berardo, represents a change of direction for António Cachola: after being presented to the public at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, his collection is now going to be enriched with works by international artists, although the intention is always to place them in dialogue with the works of Portuguese artists.

[…] The works comprising the precise and invaluable António Cachola Collection reveal that they do not belong to the world and its images; they refute the disjunction between the perceptible and the intelligible, between seeing and having. A Culpa Não É Minha [It’s not my fault] is the title of João Pedro Vale’s sculpture of a knotty, tied up, impotent, stranded, dry and living tree. This title and this work appropriately symbolise the artist’s view of the world – the artist works on it and absorbs it, with all its contradictions, alterations, and multiplicities of appearance and metamorphosis.

Eric Corne, Curator