From Icon to Splendor – about Valter Ventura’s ‘Light and Darkness’

The following text is a short and edited version of the essay written about Valter Ventura‘s exhibition Light and Darkness, (“Compêndio de observações fotográficas: luz e cegueira”), produced specifically for the Lisbon Municipal Photographic Archive. The full original version was published in the respective catalog. Several mythological narratives account for the gods’ will to punish…

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‘TOO GRAPHIC TO IGNORE’

photo: Palestinian mourners carry the body of eight-month-old Palestinian baby Leila Anwar Ghandoour, who died from tear gas inhalation in Gaza City on 15 May 2018 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] As of Sunday, a succession of events has once again reanimated a question that often comes to mind, namely: what would make me go into exile? Throughout…

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┐ Valter Ventura, Flying Solo └

© Valter Ventura, Cartas do Vazio (Charts of Emptiness), from the project Compêndio do Nada(Compendium of Nothing), 2013 © Valter Ventura, Cartas do Vazio (Charts of Emptiness), from the project Compêndio do Nada(Compendium of Nothing), 2013 installation view at Carpe Diem, Lisboa, 2013 Since 2005, Valter Ventura has been working exclusively in collaboration with fellow…

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