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to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€

January 4, 2020 @ 11:00 - 19:00


From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.


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