What I Am at MAAT

Artists: Álvaro Rosendo, Ana Vieira, António Olaio, António Sena, Armanda Duarte, Carlos Nogueira, Cristina Terra da Motta, Duarte Amaral Netto, Graça Sarsfield, Helena Almeida, Horácio Frutuoso, Joana Escoval, João Pedro Vale, Jorge Molder, Jorge Queiroz, José Barrias, Lourdes Castro, Luisa Cunha, Manuel João Vieira, Margarida Gouveia, Margarida Gouveia, Maria Beatriz, Mauro Cerqueira, Miguel Faro, Nuno Nunes-Ferreira, Paulo Brighenti, Pedro Diniz Reis, Priscila Fernandes, Rui Toscano, São Trindade, Sara Bichão, Tânia Simões, Tomás Colaço

Exhibition title: What I Am

Curated by: Inês Grosso and Luiza Teixeira de Freitas

Venue: MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal

Date: March 22 – August 21, 2017

Photography: Bruno Lopes, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and MAAT, Lisbon

In What I Am, the autobiographical and self-referential aspects of artistic creation invite new perspectives and interpretations. Adopting the title of a poem by Teixeira de Pascoaes (originally published in the book Elegias, in 1912), the exhibit’s central theme is the relationship between the definition of self (the individual itself) and the ideas of art and life – as well as their interactions – in contemporary production, questioning the various possible connections between biographical and artistic routes. Addressing concepts such as art in life and life in art, the borders between art and life and the desire – or urgency – to overcome them, the exhibition showcases a selection of works and artist books, from which a web of connections between reality and fiction is weaved. What I am is the third exhibition in a cycle of viewpoints on the EDP Foundation’s Art Collection, entitled Perspectives.

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

What I Am, 2017, exhibition, MAAT, Lisbon

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