On Photographs and landscape matters to the South:
Admitting the ideia of photographs constructing landscapes, beyond the simulation of the image and its eventual relation to subject and fact, this exhibition aims to tread a critical territory, bringing together artists, images and landscapes of the South; of Europe, of the Tagus, and of the Algarve.
The subjectivity of landscapes, re-invented, ordered and disciplined by images; have they an ideological perspective on the present and on the contemporary?
What is South? Is it a Place? What is a landscape? Landscape is always an image.
Paulo Catrica, curator. (translation from
Portuguese catalogue text).
Photographs and landscape matters to the South ( free translation of Fotografias e assuntos de paisagem a Sul) is a group show curated by Paulo Catrica at Casa das Artes. The show included photographic work by: Fernando Brito, Alexandre Inglez, Beatriz Pedrosa, Sebastiano Raimondo and Miguel Proença.
Before the opening, a lively conference, Fotografar para Pensar (Photograph to think) presented by Álvaro Domingues, at the Álvaro de Campos Library, dealt with the changing Portuguese landscape and photography as a means to register and think about these mutations.