Alexandre Estrela, Hi8, 1999-2001
Alexandre Estrela, Hi8, 1999-2001

Multipurpose

entry: General Conditions

Cross Sharing

Alexandre Estrela

2001-03-02
2001-05-06
Curatorship: Pedro Lapa
Reflecting upon the mechanisms of production of cinematographic enchantment, Jean Cocteau considered that “Le ravissement (...) viendra de quelque faute, de quelque syncope, de quelque rencontre fortuite entre l'attention et l'inattention de son auteur. (Et la faculté d'émerveillement du spectateur. On n'a rien sans rien)”.
A long pathway separates the moment of enchantment/cinema audience from the im­buing/private dialogue of the video, but this reflection of Cocteau's carries through time and serves as an exemplary setting for the context and starting point towards the analysis of Alexandre Estrela's video installa­tion, made up of three autonomous pieces: Cross Sharing. Hi8 and Turquoise Hexagon Sun, projected in permanent dialogue.
Alexandre Estrela's work above all reflects a singular and double stance in relation to the creative process: that of an artist undergoing permanent concentration, researching  into the "chance meetings, the attention and the lock of attention", and that of a viewer expe­riencing wonderment at the perceptive arti­fices. Going against the immediate, and thus abstracted, nature of the electronic sig­nals of the video image and of the mecha­nisms of apprehension of contemporary society, according to Walter Benjamin's theory, based on a "state of distraction", Alexandre Estrela instills all of his work with a metho­dical philosophy of pure concentration, thus disconnecting the plots from the form of the gaze.
The three videos presented at the Museu do Chiado reflect epitomes of his creative path, and within them we re-encounter essential issues, resulting in a sort of gospel of his aesthetic searches and encounters.


Emília Tavares

On Exhibition

Multiplicity

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

2022-10-02
2023-01-08
Curatorship: Tau Tavengwa, Vyjayanthi Rao
We hold a major forum of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture that crosses geographic and disciplinary boundaries.
Colective Exhibition

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2022-09-23
2022-11-11
Curatorship: RUI AFONSO SANTOS
The house and the domestic environment have been recurrent subjects in Mimi Tavares´ work
Solo show

WHY?

2022-09-23
2023-01-08
Curatorship: Ana Matos
WHY? CONTEMPORARY ART IN DIALOGUE WITH THE THOUGHT OF JOSÉ SARAMAGO
Temporary Exhibition

Painting rarefied the spirit

2022-07-28
2022-10-30
Curatorship: Hilda Frias
After an artistic residency at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, what you see here is the fruit of persistent work and research by Nelson Ferreira.
Solo show

Veloso Salgado

from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter

2022-07-02
2022-12-15
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, MNAC e Elikya Kandot, Directora do museu de Boulogne-sur-mer
Exhibition Veloso Salgado from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter - integrated in the Portugal-France Season (Crusade)
Other places

Since 1911

2022-05-26
2024-04-01
An intervention that celebrates 110 years of the MNAC.
111 years

Maria Eugénia & Francisco Garcia

A Colection

2021-11-18
2022-12-31
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Cristina Azevedo Tavares e Raquel Henriques da Silva
MNAC exhibits the collection of Maria Eugénia and Francisco Garcia
Temporary Exhibition