South likes: Amalia Pica at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon

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Amalia Pica, Memorial for intersections #1, 2013, colour coated steel and coloured perspex, installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy Herald St, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

South likes: Amalia Pica at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon
Memorial for Intersections
Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal
8 November, 2013 – 2 February, 2014

For her first exhibition in Portugal, the Argentinian artist Amalia Pica presents in Kunsthalle Lissabon Memorial for Intersections, an exhibition consisting of a set of three sculptures displayed individually, one after the other, throughout the duration of the show.
With these works Pica continues an investigation about a field of mathematics known as set theory, initiated in the past years with some previous works. Yet the sculptures include political notions into the equation, for they refer to Venn diagrams, to their possible use to represent the concept of cooperation, and their consequent prohibition during the Argentinian dictatorship of 1976-1983.
The result of this research exhibited in Lisbon is an attempt to crystallize ephemeral moments of effective cooperation between individuals. Recalling a choreographic exercise of subjectivity, these works draw their inspiration from memories of oppression and subversion coming from the historical past of Argentina. Although coming from a distant South, does this call for resistance and cooperation sound familiar in southern Europe as well?

Michelangelo Corsaro

http://kunsthalle-lissabon.org

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Amalia Pica, Memorial for intersections #1, 2013, colour coated steel and coloured perspex, installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy Herald St, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

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Amalia Pica, Memorial for intersections #2, 2013, colour coated steel and coloured perspex, installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy Herald St, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

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Amalia Pica, Memorial for intersections #1, 2013, colour coated steel and coloured perspex, installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy Herald St, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

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Amalia Pica, Memorial for intersections #1, 2013, colour coated steel and coloured perspex, installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy Herald St, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

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Amalia Pica, Memorial for intersections #2, 2013, colour coated steel and coloured perspex, installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy Herald St, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

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Amalia Pica, Memorial for intersections #1, 2013, colour coated steel and coloured perspex, installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy Herald St, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

 

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