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to Sept 5 | VIDEO EXHIBT | Vhils: Prisma | 6-9€

Alexandre Farto, better known locally and internationally as Vhils, has been doing a lot of international work recently in places like Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macao, Mexico City, LA, and even Cincinnati. em>Prisma at MAAT, however, is Farto’s foray into the realm of video. In it, the artist presents “images of everyday life” in the eight major cities above, plus his hometown of Lisbon.

The organizers add:
“This large-scale installation, comprising slow-motion footage projected on screens that transform the museum’s Oval Gallery into a veritable urban labyrinth, affords the visitor a truly immersive experience, in a construction that manipulates and distorts the effects of space, scale, and light.

Developed in a global context, prior to the pandemic crisis, the installation involves us in banal environments where the individuality of each city, along with the identity of its inhabitants, is lost. However, by roaming these anonymous spaces, visitors are given the chance to recover autonomy through a critical distancing that results in an exercise of contemplation, introspection and reflection on a recent past that seems, after all, so far away.”

HOURS:
Wednesday to Monday, 11h-19h.
Closed Tuesdays.

Show up until Sept. 5.

ENTRY: 6-9€.

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