║ Susanna Hesselberg ║

© Susanna Hesselberg, No Title, 1998 © Susanna Hesselberg, Desperate Men, 2005 “…Several of Hesselberg’s figures are women who are frozen in physically limiting positions. As such, the photographs can be read as feminist commentaries on the reality of women, but one can also find a corresponding interest in the existence of men – both…

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║ Rodrigo Braga ║

© Rodrigo Braga, Communion 1, from the series Communion, 2006   © Rodrigo Braga, Communion 3, from the series Communion, 2006 “From diverse works in such way made, result hybrid images, where distinct components become close to each other without never have being fully integrated in something unique. Images where the discomfort of the body…

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║ Oskar Schmidt ║

© Oskar Schmidt, Self with Mirror, 2006 © Oskar Schmidt, Girl with Book, 2005   “A young girl in a short summer dress is kneeling on the bare floor, consumed in a book. Every fibre of the body appears tensed. The pose is somewhat artificial in distinct contrast to the otherwise relaxed pastime of reading.…

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║ Jyrki Parantainen ║

© Jyrki Parantainen, 57 Optional Spots to Crack the Bone, 2004 © Jyrki Parantainen, Alphabet of Possibilities, 2004 “Serie “Dreams and Disappointments” explores man´s physical and psychological vulnerability. Representations of the human body are marked, at their perceived points of vulnerability, by push-pins and attached strings. The strings, pulled tight to a point outside the…

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║ Cig Harvey ║

© Cig Harvey, Untitled, from The Impossible Tasks series, 2005 © Cig Harvey, Untitled, from The Impossible Tasks series, 2005 “Harvey’s photographs stream from two series: Eyes Like Disappointed Lemons and The Impossible Tasks, and each contains a lone female figure positioned in unidentifiable locales. Fruits, bodies of water and segments of skin are photographed…

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║ Anne Arden McDonald ║

© Anne Arden McDonald Untitled Self Portrait #22, California, 1989 © Anne Arden McDonald Untitled Self Portrait #67, New York, 1995 “For Anne Arden McDonald, dreams and reality merge, rather than splitting apart. To escape the unbearable feeling of powerlessness to which her human limitations confine her, she exceeds them. She imagines herself free to…

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Pedro Paiva & João Maria Gusmão

“Victor: Não duvides, só a Abissologia pode descrever o movimento dos acontecimentos desconexos. Estamos a falar: do déjà vu, da paralaxe, do sincronismo e também do milagre…Octave: Mas certamente que o Milagre não pertence a esse campo de investigações. Ambos sabemos que o Milagre tem uma causalidade metafísica.Victor: Caro Octave, os Abissologistas pensam muito pouco…

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Francis Alÿs

© Francis Alÿs “A performance é uma experiência que se vê e que se sente e onde o espectador tem uma participação activa havendo uma dinâmica e uma comunhão entre o artista e o espectador mas essencialmente entre o espectador e a arte. Desta forma, diminui-se a distância psicológica entre as duas partes estabelecendo uma…

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