30 years of experimentation.

By TPN/Lusa, in Art · 05-12-2020 08:00:00 · 1 Comments

An exhibition with works comprised of thirty years of "place experimentation", by the artist Cristina Ataíde including crossing drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video, is open to the public at the Berardo Collection Museum, in Lisbon.

Cristina Ataíde holds a degree in Sculpture from the Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa, where she lives and works, and regularly has been exhibiting since 1984, having worked with creators such as Anish Kapoor, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Keith Sonnier and Matt Mullican.

“A Minha Obra e Eu”: Cristina Ataíde, “(Im)permanências”

"Cristina Ataíde: Dar corpo ao vazio" is the title of this exhibition curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, materialised in a course exhibited in five rooms of the museum, where it will be shown until the 14 March 2021, according to the organisation.

Ataíde's art "reveals a place of experimentation and a fascination with discovery that, among others, is anchored in the impulse of travel, in the search for other systems of thought, and in a search for the expression of matter", refers a text of the curatorship on the exhibition.

In the exhibitions of the artist, born in Viseu in 1951, the large installations and the 'site-specific' (works created for specific places) are an important part of her work, in which concerns about nature and its preservation are a constant.

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