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Pamela Breda   Carla Cabanas

When things merge into each other.

Opening: 25 June 2019, 7:00 pm

Closing: 26 June 2019 - 19, 7:00 pm

We live in a time of ever-changing imaginaries and fluid visuality. What happens to pictures when we find some unexpected way to approach them? Can we discover something new laying beyond the image’s surface?

The exhibition “When things merge into each other” brings together the works of artists Pamela Breda (Italy) and Carla Cabanas (Portugal) exploring these questions.

Featuring old and recent works, the exhibition analyzes our relationship with images, memory and its transmission to the future, as well as the relationship between real and fake visuality. The artworks questions how we deal with past, present and future in a time of increasingly visual overload and how this influence our way to interpret information and knowledge through images.

As Hito Steyerl wrote recently, “Abandoning the safety and certainty provided by centralized optics fast-forwards us to the present, where a condition of groundlessness begins to describe a moment when politics and representation, exploitation and affect, twist around each other in unforeseen ways, bursting apart at their seams, coming back together, and bursting apart again. Is this the space that contemporary art inhabits?”

Moving on from this ambiguous terrain, Pamela Breda and Carla Cabanas approach images as powerful but yet enigmatic transmitter of memories and stories from specific cultures and specific times.