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“Hybridize or Disappear” at Paços do Concelho, Câmara Municipal do Porto and Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon

Cécile B. Evans, Neïl Beloufa, Antoine Catala, Diogo Evangelista, Oliver Laric, Shana Moulton, Katja Novitskova, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus

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.

Curated by João Laia.

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at Paços do Concelho, Câmara Municipal do Porto

until 18 September 2015

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Above – Katja Novitskova, Branching (green forest), 2014

Cécile B. Evans, Lost, Teeth, 2014

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

Diogo Evangelista, Untitled (hand #2), 2014

Shana Moulton, Swisspering, 2013

Magali Reus, Highly Liquid, 2013

Diogo Evangelista, Untitled (full moon), 2015 (left) and Laure Prouvost, IT, HEAT, HIT, 2010 (right)

Oliver Laric, Versions, 2012

Neïl Beloufa, Maya in Porto, 2015

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“Hybridize or Disappear” installation views at Paços do Concelho, Câmara Municipal do Porto, 2015

Courtesy: the artists; Seventeen Gallery, London; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Gimpel Fils, London; the Approach, London; MOT International London and Brussels and Paços do Concelho, Câmara Municipal do Porto. Photo: Santos.

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Antoine Catala, Empathic Paul, 2015

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

Magali Reus, Highly Liquid, 2013

Diogo Evangelista, Untitled (hand #1), 2014

Neïl Beloufa, Maya in Lisboa, 2015

Katja Novitskova, Approximation (toucan), 2014

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“Hybridize or Disappear” installation views at Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, 2015

Courtesy: the artists; Seventeen Gallery, London; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Gimpel Fils, London; the Approach, London; MOT International London and Brussels and Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes.

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