17 Jun CORPUS – EXPOSIÇÃO COLETIVA
2 Julio > 4 Septiembre 2016: Museu José Malhoa, Caldas da Raiña, Portugal
Curator: Genoveva Oliveira
From the José Malhoa Museum’s collection, artists were challenged to think of body language as a social and political construction. We have been inspired by the work of Malhoa, the 19th century, an important collection of the museum, but we oppose the challenges of contemporary society. What challenges are now posed to women and men? Each society has “its” body. As a language, this body undergoes a registered route. Follow the rules, interaction rituals, daily theatricalizations. The contemporary body, the imaginary in relation to the contemporary body, differs from any other historical period. We never had a concern as big as today with beauty, youth and pleasure. The eternal search for hedonism is also presented as a decisive factor in this process. This exhibition is part of the Ella Project (developed since 2014).