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Mariana Silva

Olho Zoomórfico/Camera Trap


Until Mon, 26 February 2018
10:00 until 18:00

Closed on Tuesdays


Modern Collection – Project Space
R. Dr. Nicolau Bettencourt, Lisbon
(+351) 217 823 474
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Free entry

The exhibition Olho Zoomórfico/Camera Trap proposes a reflection on the mass extinction of animal species and the practices of taking images in natural habitats; but also on the human relationship with virtual images and with technology. Fluctuating between stereotypes and subjectivity, routine and exception, science and a nostalgic outlook, the representation of the world and its ecological failure appears in the exhibition as fiction and document, narrative and reflection, present and future, past and post-humanity.

The artistic work of Mariana Silva is marked by a strong conceptual component that reflects her preoccupation with questions of culture, museology and sociology in general.

By approaching theatre audiences and through questioning museums and boundaries between culture and nature, the artist has progressively shifted her research towards theoretical modes of thinking about audiences, looking closely at case studies but also evaluating the reflexive discourses that frame them. In this exhibition, she directs our attention to how we represent Nature and animal ecosystems.

Curator: Leonor Nazaré


Adicional activities


Guided tours

Talk with the curator Leonor Nazaré and the artist Mariana Silva
Saturday, 16 Dezember, 16:00

Talk with the curator Leonor Nazaré
Wednesday, 21 February, 15:00


Guided tours for groups by previous booking only
In Portuguese or English
Booking: (+351) 217 823 800)

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