Primary structures: A place beyond failure


Solo exhibition



at Galeria Presença, Porto, Portugal

www.galeriapresenca.pt


Photography by Carlos Campos


Exhibition period

January 13th - March 3rd 2018


Press Release

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These works present a kind of commemorative comment that encourages people to enjoy industrial ruins as spaces of leisure and imagination, as suggested by Edensor (2005) in his book "Industrial Ruins: Space, Aesthetics and Materiality".
Inspired by a tactile encounter with space and materiality, these works were born from a survey on the aesthetics of disorder, geometry, materiality and colour of four Portuguese companies that went bankruptcy in the decade 1998-2008. Built essentially with industrial materials such as steel, stainless steel and glass, these works are closely linked to our collective memory, desire and place. Perhaps a way of not forgetting this part of the Portuguese history, "the time of abandonment", after these abandoned buildings are demolished, recovered or given a new function (commercial, housing, etc).


-- Marisa Ferreira, December 2017










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4835-612 Guimarães
Portugal



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