Hybridize or Disappear at Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado Lisbon

Hybridize or Disappear
curated by João Laia

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

Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado 
Rua Serpa Pinto, 4 | Rua Capelo, 13
1200-444 Lisboa

09.04 – 24.05 / 2015

 (left to right)
eixeira Lopes, Tomás Figueiredo
Antoine Catala, Cécile
B. Evans
Cécile B. Evans

Antoine Catala
Antoine Catala

(left to right)
Oliver Laric, Jorge Ricardo da
ção Vieira, Shana Moulton, Alberto
Shana Moulton
Oliver Laric
(left to right)
 Shana Moulton, Alberto
 Jorge Ricardo da
ção Vieira
Laure Prouvost
(left to right)
Diogo Evangelista, Neil Beloufa, Diogo Evangelista, Magali Reus
Diogo Evangelista, Magali Reus, Diogo Evangelista

Magali Reus, Diogo Evangelista, Laure Prouvost
Diogo Evangelista
Shana Moulton
Neil Beloufa
Diogo Evangelista
Diogo Evangelista
Magali Reus
 Tomás Figueiredo Costa, Katja Novitskova, Tomás Figueiredo Costa
Katja Novitskova,  José Simões De
Katja Novitskova
Leopoldo Neves de Almeida, Katja Novitskova

Installation shots by Bruno Lopes courtesy of the artists/galleries and Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado

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.
by Jo
ão Laia