Seminar cycle “Treasures on parchment”
Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian’s collection of western illuminated manuscripts
The work of Aimée Zito Lema (b. 1982, NL) touches upon memory, records and the inter-generational transmission of events through material history and the human body. Placing aesthetic and social practices side by side, her work inhabits a universe in which the material and the human interact in critical relationships. The project presented here is the result of a period of research residency completed by the artist at Rua das Gaivotas 6.
The exhibition project by Aimée Zito Lema is one of the eight chapters of the exhibition created as part of the 4Cs: from Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a cooperative project coordinated by the Universidade Católica and co-funded by the European Union’s ‘Creative Europe’ programme. The eight chapters of the exhibition are designed with the same concept in mind – the transition from Conflict to Conviviality in a Europe facing challenges arising from new forms of conflict which jeopardise the legacy of the Union’s original project and which urgently call for alternative solutions. Through the voice of the institution writing it (Universidade Católica Portuguesa; Tensta Konsthall; SAVVY Contemporary; Royal College of Art; Fundació Antoni Tàpies; Vilnius Academy of Arts; Museet for Samtidskunst; and ENSAD), each chapter recounts its own story relating to the (im)possibilities of this transition, contributing to the production of a non-linear narrative.
Curators: Luísa Santos, Ana Cachola e Daniela Agostinho