Silence in pieces, the collective exhibition with Ana Vidigal, Eliyah Mesayer, Katharina Lackner, and Tatiana Macedo, curated by the MA and PhD students in Culture Studies of The Lisbon Consortium, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, will open to the public in a virtual format on February 19th. Please check the social networks of The Lisbon Consortium, the Cultura@Católica, and the 4Cs.
As soon as the pandemic evolution allows, the exhibition will be physically open to the public at the Galeria Fundação Amélia de Mello.
The publication of the exhibition is available for free, in PDF format, here.
Journalism and content: Julia Flamingo. Art direction, editing and video assembly: Sofia Saleme. Produced by Bigorna
Photo Credits: Alfredo Brant
Starting from the idea of the politics of power, Silence in pieces evolves around concepts and challenges which humanity is currently facing. During the discussions over the semester, among artists and curators, silence emerged in its conflictual relationship with power, and, in this conflict, it became the protagonist. In all the four works - the chapters of the exhibition's narrative(s) - what we see, and listen is not silence but it's impossibility.
In such a process, we became aware of stories that are silenced, micro-narratives that remain to be told and that make as much of the History as the grand-narratives that are recognized and taken as truth. The beauty of these acts of storytelling resides, more than in the idea of silence as repression, on the perception of silence as a powerful tool of resistance.