Exhibition at the Municipal Museum of Faro
Works from the Novo Banco Contemporary Photography Collection
Curated by Maria Eduarda Duarte
December 2020 – March 2021 – Opening on December 10, 2020, at 5:30 pm
Solar Territory promotes a reading about space beyond its physical and geographical limits. A place is much more than the soil and the architecture that compose it, a place is not simply described by the visible elements that draw it, but by everything that is time and memory, roots and cultures, people, stories and lives.
Inspired by the poetry of António Ramos Rosa, a set of works from the Novo Banco Contemporary Photography Collection was selected that reflects this connection to the place, a space that can be owned but also constantly searched.
In this place, with a landscape of light and horizon, we are confronted for the different reasons that bring us here, a place of desire, but also a place that does not just mean arrival, as no place is. For some, this emotional fixation will be almost inexplicable, for others a search for more world, home of departure as well.
And the change in perspective is reflected in all these steps, in the restlessness of the seconds that make a single moment not repeat itself, in the gravity and forces of nature that remind us that time is constantly advancing.
Ignasi Aballí, Patrícia Almeira, Uta Barth, Tacita Dean, Willie Doherty, Faivovich & Goldberg, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Leslie Hewitt, Aino Kannisto, Daniel Malhão, Susan Meiselas, Gabriel Orozco, Samuel Rama, José Manuel Rodrigues, Pauliana Valente Pimentel, Jeff Wall, Michael Wesely.