CAM in Motion: Pedro Barateiro

The Current Situation, 2015

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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.

The Current Situation narrates events that explore biological and social forms of resistance, such as the relationship between the felling of a palm tree infected by a disease and a protest against austerity measures demanded by the European Union. A conflict arises in this context between the overlapping images and the voiceover which narrates and repeatedly uses the phrase ‘the current situation’. This video by Pedro Barateiro also reflects on the lack of an ability to react, as is the case with the cutting down of the palm tree (imported from the former African colonies of Portugal). The various events depicted become interrelated, creating tensions and linking the natural to the social.



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Lida Abdul, White Horse, 2006

25 Nov – 13 Dec 2021

Pedro Barateiro, The Current Situation, 2015

16 Dec 2021 – 10 Jan 2022

Fernando José Pereira, The man who wanted to collect Time, 2012


This cycle of videos from the Collection explores concepts related to solitude, war and other social and political issues, and is presented over a backdrop of various landscapes and natural settings.

Curators: Patrícia Rosas and Rita Albergaria


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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