Hybridize or Disappear at MNAC, Lisbon

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Artists: Cecile B Evans, Neil Beloufa, Antoine Catala, Diogo Evangelista, Oliver Laric, Shana Moulton, Katja Novitskova, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus

Exhibition title: Hybridize or Disappear

Curated by: João Laia

Venue: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal

Date: April 9 – May 24, 2015

Photography: Bruno Lopes, courtesy of the artists/galleries and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon

The exhibition looks at how contemporary visual culture has been progressively mutating towards models where seemingly opposite dimensions come together to create hybrid forms: material and virtual, textual and objectual, organic and artificial, consumerism and spirituality have been merging and blurring previously defined boundaries. Hybridize or Disappear analyses artistic practices where the visual is handled as matter and brought into a dialogue with sculptural forms. Objects become images and images become objects in a process that surpasses pure visuality towards a more expanded engagement with the visual where the body holds a central position, becoming a depicted object as well as an instrument of interaction.

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Cécile B. Evans, Lost, Teeth, 2014

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Antoine Catala, Empathic Paul, 2015

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Data for desire: Rationalised room, small apartment and coffee, 2015

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Shana Moulton, Swisspering, 2013

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Oliver Laric, Versions, 2012

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Laure Prouvost, THIS SIGN IS A HEAVY BRANCH JUST BEING CUT BY A CHAINSAW AND FALLING JUST ON YOUR RIGHT, 2014

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Diogo Evangelista, Untitled (hand #1), 2014

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Shana Moulton, Detached Inner Eye, 2015

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Neil Beloufa, Maya in Lisboa, 2015

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Diogo Evangelista, Untitled (full moon), 2015

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Diogo Evangelista, Untitled (hand #2), 2014

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Magali Reus, Highly Liquid, 2013

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Katja Novitskova, Branching (green forest), 2014

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Katja Novitskova, Branching (green forest), 2014

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