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Alumni News |
Nov, 2018

Catarina de Oliveira presents her solo show “Fire Yearns to Burn”

MONITOR Lisbon (Rua D. João V, 17A 1250 - 089 Lisboa Portugal)
Opening: November 29, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm

MONITOR Lisbon has the pleasure to announce Fire Yearns to Burn, a solo show by Catarina de Oliveira (1984, PT).
The journey through this exhibition is marked by the figure of fire, and the spectra it leaves us.

From a holistic perspective, the interdependence of the elements that constitute a whole, allows the harmony of the natural cycles. These versatile and ever changing cycles are in turn dependent on an elemental stability which man has been known for corrupting. In response to this the fire without orientation scorches the earth as a symptom of imbalance, revolting by exaggeration. The elements that constitute the fabric of life act out of their common proportion, and feed dissymmetries.

This new body of work reflects around the chaos generated by the imbalance between the elements. And although the word is the initial mote, enunciated by the text that accompanies the exhibition, each work has a very own narrative, making it possible to have an aesthetic experience isolated from language itself.


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