Letícia Larin, O Guarani (right and left), 2018, still video
Letícia Larin, O Guarani (right and left), 2018, still video


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Loops Lisboa. 4th edition

João Bento is the winner of this edition of Loops Lisboa with the work 
 “Aquela velha questão do som e da imagem”.

Loops.Lisboa, presented by Festival Temps D'Images Festival Lisboa 2018 and the National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado (MNAC), exhibits in its fourth edition a set
of three works that, selected from exactly 197 entries, explicitly highlights the "manual", "mechanical", "handmade", "simple" or even "dirty" approaches as links of imagery.
"Aquela velha questão do som e da imagem", by João Bento, plays with audiovisual sync, juxtaposing layers of visual information in front of a fixed plan, to create a window-loop of particular beauty, directly associated with the pre-cinema logic.
“Período Azul”, by Mané, delights us with a combination of paper, blue color and some iconic works of 20th and 21st Century Art to establish a conceptual loop that goes beyond the image
per se, building a cycle of interrelationship and permanence.
And "O Guarani (direita e esquerda)" by Letícia Larín pushes us towards a disconcerting formal and semiotic loop, portraying Brazil's catastrophic social and political momentum through layers of sound, pictorial meaning and Brazilian cultural symbology that pile up on top of each other and prevent indifference.
The most fascinating thing about this set of works, however, lies in its ability to overcome the "analogical" dimension represented by pens, papers, paints, cranks, photographs and musical instruments. What unites them, above all, are broader and timeless concepts such as the desire for materiality, the intelligence of the context and the search for common sense while facing a chaotic zeitgeist.
The three selected works strongly affirm the philosophical essence behind the loop: all things belong to cycles - be they of beauty, fruition, tribute, crisis or ignorance. Life is a loop. And Art
has the essential gift of demonstrating this.

Pre-selection Jury: Irit Batsry (president), Alisson Ávila and António Câmara Manuel
Award Jury: Emília Tavares (president), Isabel Nogueira and Sandra Lischi


On Exhibition

CAIS Urbana

Curatorship: Mistaker Maker
the 25 years of the Association CAIS
Temporary Exhibition

Inês Norton. Please do (not) touch

Curatorship: Adelaide Ginga e Emília Ferreira
Inês Norton exhibition, reminds us of the urgency of regaining full consciousness of our body. At the cost of surely losing touch with the essence of what it means to be human
Solo show

not available

Curatorship: Adelaide Ginga
Interactive exhibition consisting of Part II of the CT1LN Project, that had the motto of a radio amateur collection.The second part, which is presented here, leaves the public with the possibility of exploring the theme
Solo show

Rui Macedo. (In)dispensable or Painting that Unsettles the Museum’s Collection.

Curatorship: Emília Ferreira
Reminding us that an artist is a hunter-gatherer, a collector of meanings, forms, problems and proposals, this exhibition highlights the fact that a museum is a place of constant and unsettling discovery.
Temporary Exhibition

not available

Curatorship: Luis Alegre e Adelaide Ginga
not available yet
Colective Exhibition


Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Emília Tavares, Emília Ferreira
The current exhibition of the collection covers a sizeable part of its temporal arc, from the mid-19th century to the 1980s, occupying the entirety of the galleries in the Museum wing located in Rua Serpa Pinto.
Collection exhibition