After another period of confinement, the partnership Artadentro / Faro Municipal Museum, resumes the cycle of contemporary art Eklektikós, with the presentation of the photography exhibition The Interminable Taxonomic Task of João Paulo Serafim.
In this exhibition, which articulates photographs taken between 2009 and the present, including recent and unpublished works, João Paulo Serafim voluntarily appropriates a designation normally associated with biological classification, to allude to the cataloging and organization museological practices from the primordial cabinet of curiosites – collections that appear in the 14th century, where heterogeneous and unpublished objects were collected, grouped into four categories: artificialia or mirabilia, naturalia, exotic and scientifica—, proposing a reflection in a broad sense, about the function of the contemporary museum.
In this exhibition, João Paulo Serafim, shows us part of a particular artistic path, in which he proposes a contemporary reading of dystopian realities that we face in our daily lives.
About the artist:
João Paulo Serafim (Paris, 1974), lives and works in Lisbon. He did his artistic training at Ar.Co., in Lisbon, where he has been a photography teacher since 1998. He exhibits regularly since 1998. In 2006, he received the Purificacíon Garcia award. His work integrates important public and private collections such as the Collection of the Center for Modern Art, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the BES-ART Collection, the PLMJ Foundation Collection or the Purificacíon Garcia Collection, Spain, among others.