SAVE THE DATE. HUGO CANOILAS. UNDER THE VOLCANO

MNAC - Rua Capelo

entry: 4.50€

HUGO CANOILAS. " Under the Volcano"

MNAC/ SONAE ART CYCLES. SECOND EDITION

2016-11-25
2017-03-26
Curatorship: EMÍLIA TAVARES

Under the Volcano is an art project where the artist overlaps the idea of film and exhibition through a series of interventions that will take place both outside and within the MNAC-MC spaces. Conceived as a means of questioning notions on exhibition, institutional space and public intervention, the various fragments that will result from this process of interventions occurring between July and November will be gathered at the MNAC-MC from November 25th, 2016, as an exhibition apparatus. The integration of these fragments with a series of other elements proposes the rethinking of notions of space, time and reception implicit in contemporary experience.

Juxtaposing Malcolm Lowry’s novel Under the Volcano and a transcription of an unusual psychoanalytical session transcribed by Jean-Paul Sartre with his own earlier work, Endless Killing, Canoilas combines his experiences of film with his longstanding considerations on Hélio Oiticica and Neville de Almeida’s Block-Experiments in Cosmococa – ‘program in progress’ (1973–74). Through this series of processes that are part of his heterogeneous practice Canoilas articulates considerations on sound, painting, text, video, performance and photography and the ways these operate to create agency and empower the spectator as a critical agent.

Through rethinking the exhibition format as something capable of gathering together a heterogeneous set of elements the artist creates an environment that makes demands of viewers’ reasoning, memories and bodies. In this way, the project comes together as a spiral movement of continuously repeated small elements activating short memories and perceptions.




Press Clipping

Partnerships

Activities

  • Exhibition parallel program
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On Exhibition

Imago 2021

Joakim Eskildsen

2021-10-14
2022-01-02
MNAC is, once again, a partner of the Imago Lisboa festival, whose exhibition proposals will be distributed in various spaces in the city and welcomes, in this edition, the work of the photographer, Joakim Eskildsen
Temporary Exhibition

The artist of the moment: the Paleolithic Man

2021-10-03
2021-11-25
An exhibition by cartoonist Luís Afonso
Solo show

Drawing and watercolor courses

2021-09-04
2021-11-06
Drawing and watercolor courses taught by Nelson Ferreira
Class

A Brasileira do Chiado

Café Museu 1925-1971

2021-06-26
2021-10-24
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Raquel Henriques da Silva
The Café Museu da Brasileira on display at the MNAC
Temporary Exhibition

The Pathway to the Light as It Goes along the Light

2021-06-22
2021-11-14
Curated by João Biscainho, the inaugural exhibition of the new Millennium bcp Gallery presents a selection of works in a dialogue between the MNAC and Millennium bcp collections, and other national and international collections.
Colective Exhibition

Cycle “Women Painters in the Ibero-American World” 2021-2022

2021-06-17
2022-03-03
Cycle of lectures presented by Painters who were especially active in the Ibero-American World and who over the centuries have contributed to reducing gender bias and putting an end to a series of stereotypes in the world of the arts.
Speeches

Modern glances

2021-05-18
2021-12-31
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira
Crossing glances and a taste for pictorial framings in the MNAC collection.
Temporary Exhibition

110 years

2021-05-18
2024-04-01
An intervention that celebrates 110 years of the MNAC.
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