Faro Municipal Museum reopens with two new exhibitions

Faro Municipal Museum reopens with two new exhibitions


Contemporary art cycle «Eklektikós» shows works by Susana de Medeiros and João Paulo Serafim

The Municipal Museum of Faro will reopen on April 6 with the presentation of two more exhibitions within the scope of the contemporary art cycle «Eklektikós», promoted by Artadentro Arte Contemporânea.

After another period of confinement, the partnership between Artadentro and the municipal museum will resume with the exhibitions «Trinta e Sete», by Susana de Medeiros, from April 6 to May 16, and «A Interminável Tarefa Taxonómica», by João Paulo Seraphim, from April 6 to May 30.

"Thirty-seven" "designates an imaginary line taken as a starting point that corresponds to the same degree of latitude in both hemispheres", says Artadentro.

The artist speaks of “mirrored latitudes, of two territories located in partially coincident latitudes”: between 36º to 38º North in the Algarve and 37º to 40º South in Chile – in the regions of Bio-Bio, Araucania and Los Rios.

The suggestion that “losing magnetic north may be a methodology to be adopted within the artistic process” gives rise to new questions about the role of the artist in contemporary society, being well present in this exhibition. “Is the artist halfway between the narrator, the ethnographer and the activist?”, The curator of the exhibition asks.

Three windward hikes on the agenda

A hypothesis to answer this and other questions, can be found during the walks / hikes – an integral part of this exhibition -, “in the tradition of the Greek peripatetic school and, also, under the influence of Nietzsche's thought or of the situationist drifts”, the to be held in Vila do Bispo (2 and 23 May), Aljezur (16 May).

Interested parties can register or obtain more information by emailing [email protected]

Susana de Medeiros, born in Ponta Delgada, in the Azores, lives and works between Lagos and Faro. Graduated in Law from the University of Coimbra and in Plastic Arts from ESAD, in Caldas da Rainha, holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Nottingham Trent, in England. Since 2007, she is a professor in the degree in Visual Arts at the University of Algarve.

João Paulo Serafim will present «The Endless Taxonomic Task», which includes photographs taken between 2009 and the present, including recent and unpublished works.

The author “voluntarily appropriates a designation normally associated with biological classification, to allude to the museological practices of cataloging and organization, from the primordial cabinet of curiosités – collections that appeared in the 14th century, where heterogeneous and unpublished objects were collected, grouped in four categories: artificialia or mirabilia, naturalia, exotica and scientifica -, proposing a reflection in the broad sense, on the function of the contemporary museum ”, he says.

João Paulo Serafim lives and works in Lisbon. He did his artistic training at Ar.Co., in Lisbon, where he has been a photography teacher since 1998. He exhibits regularly since 1998. In 2006, he received the Purificacíon Garcia award. His work integrates important public and private collections.

The Faro Museum is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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