Changing Landscape – Modern Portuguese Photography
The exhibition showcases the concept of modern landscape by presenting four Portuguese contemporary photographers. Landscape, which is one of the eternal themes of visual art, is reinterpreted by these different photographic approaches. Tiago Casanova, Paulo Catrica, João Grama and Tito Mouraz represent the vision of the traditional areas and modern landscapes formed by society.
The work of Tiago Casanova: Pearl seeks to highlight the problem of Madeira Island, “The Pearl of the Atlantic”, which is affected by countless transformations on its landscape due to modern tourism. Stadia by Paulo Catrica questions the harmonious relationship between man and the surrounding environment. João Grama explores a traditional tool of individual fishing in the far south-western corner of Portugal. Ropes is used in the wild coastline and represents the physical, symbolic and anthropological nature of manual labour. The surreal essay by Tito Mouraz: The House of the Seven Women takes place in the region of Beira-Alta, a mysterious site that hides stories and secrets. The featured photographers show the complexity of the unspoilt Portuguese land, the magical field as well as the areas shaped by suburban infrastructure or travel industry by visual narratives of the new topography. The exhibition is held with the cooperation of Budapest Photo Festival and Camões Institute in Budapest.
Curator: Szilvia Mucsy
2019.03.29. – 04.20.
FESTIVALCENTER / Budapest Projekt Gallery
1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos utca 14-16.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 12.00 – 18.00