CAM in Motion: Vasco Araújo

Mulheres d'Apolo, 2010

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In the Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a cycle of videos from the CAM Collection will be presented in a shipping container.

Mulheres d’Apolo [Apollo’s Women] is a video by Vasco Araújo produced in 2010 for the exhibition Mais que a Vida [Larger than Life] – Vasco Araújo / Javier Téllez, held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation the same year.

The women that appear in the video attend the matinees of the Alunos de Apolo [Students of Apollo] Philharmonic Society, in Lisbon, and took part in this production at the artist’s invitation. Vasco Araújo’s text, inspired by Euripides’ Greek tragedy The Trojan Women (415 BCE) – which relates the tragic destiny of the women of Troy – is narrated by the voice of Lúcia Sigalho. But this voice is performed by the artist himself, as revealed at the end.

There is a series of fundamental themes, constantly approached in Vasco Araújo’s work, that are prominent here: solitude and desperation; our own construction of an identity, real or fictitious, dependent on the power of human relationships; and even the social circumstances of a minority perfectly portrayed in these anonymous middle-aged women.


11 jan – 03 feb 2022

Vasco Araújo, Mulheres d’Apolo, 2010

05 feb – 03 mar 2022

Ana Vidigal, Domingo à Tarde, 2000

05 mar – 03 apr 2022

Maria Lusitano, Modern Woman, 2015

05 apr 2021 – 03 may 2022

Gabriel Abrantes, A brief history of Princess X, 2016


This second cycle of videos in the CAM Collection deals with the female condition, feminism, anxiety and solitude, pleasure and even gender issues.

Curator: Patrícia Rosas


CAM in Motion is an ‘outdoor’ programme that brings together a series of site-specific interventions by artists and exhibitions with works from the Collection in different spaces in the city of Lisbon and its surroundings.

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