Cristina Ataíde. Embodying the void

Cristina Ataíde. Embodying the void
Temporary exhibition
Author(s): 
Cristina Ataíde
Inauguration: 
25 Nov 2020 - 15h
25/11/2020
- 14/03/2021
Floor: 
0
Curator: 
Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues
Cristina Ataíde. Embodying the void
Temporary exhibition
Author(s): 
Cristina Ataíde
Inauguration: 
25 Nov 2020 - 15h
25/11/2020
- 14/03/2021
Floor: 
0
Curator: 
Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues
Body: 

For the last three decades, Cristina Ataíde's work has been a steadfast exploration of the intersections between drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video and site-specific intervention. Her production reveals a thirst for experimentation and a fascination with discovery anchored in the experiences of travelling, in searching for different thought systems and in researching the expressive possibilities of matter. Indeed, her works are often associated with the experience of the different places and moments, as well as with the experiencing of a spirituality shared with the objects and entities that she encounters.

The exhibition Embodying the void features a set of works that span various interlocking periods and media which, however, do not convey a chronological or retrospective gaze. Presented as a web of relations that intersects references which are transversal to the artist’s production, the exhibition enunciates the connection between individuals and the environment (reinforcing the dialogue between geography and culture), the nexus between travelling and knowledge (accentuating the link between discovery and identity) and the relationship between spirit and matter (speculating on the varied spectrum of states of existence).

Between density and dilution, a trajectory is created that operates by echo and impulse, as attention evolves from the high and compact to the low and fluid; a trajectory that is only activated when the works themselves awaken us to an intuitive synchronicity of perception: one in which experience is an act of attention, albeit not fixed, delayed or crystallised.

Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, exhibition curator

 


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