The Center of Visual Arts (CAV), Coimbra, inaugurates on September 22 an exhibition by Ana Vieira, focused on the work of the plastic artist around absence and loss.
Curated by Albano Silva Pereira and Paulo Pires do Vale, the exhibition focuses on the work that the plastic artist, who died in 2016, has been doing over the years, working “towards the white”, giving “to see or feel places emptied “.
The artist “introduced the emptiness in the world, sculpting it, mixing the absence between things, introducing a flaw in it, a saturated absence.” In this exposition, this white emptying movement becomes clear, “says Paulo Pires do Vale’s the exposure.
The curator draws attention to his latest work, “The Art of Fugue,” in which a reflection “about the period of political-economic-social crisis experienced”, feeling in the representation of a fourth “a restlessness “-” the stage of a drama or an account of a crisis situation “.
“From these works by Ana Vieira, we can say that they are a consequence of a poetic of loss, the negative is working within the works themselves, it is the fault as the motor, from which we can say that something is missing – being, “says Paulo Pires do Vale.
Ana Vieira was born in Coimbra in 1940 and lived and worked in Lisbon, where she died in 2016.
During his career he participated in collective exhibitions at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, having also exhibited works in Barcelona, London or Washington.
The exhibition at the CAV is inaugurated on September 22 at 10:00 p.m., and will be open until December 2.