Unexpected Landscapes

Unexpected Landscapes

Arte Institute suggests “Unexpected Landscapes” at Ocupart Chiado.

Paisagens Inesperadas – Unexpected landscapes 

Nuno Cera – Mariana Marote – Miguel Palma – Elisa Pône – Jorge Santos André Sier – João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira 

Curated by Adelaide Ginga 

In display from 30 October to 13 December 2015
Ocupart Chiado | Calçada do Sacramento, 11, Lisbon 

The true landscape of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, and Yes to have new eyes.
Marcel Proust

Unexpected landscapes, inaugurates the Ocupart Chiado space. The project Ocupart – Art in Unlikely Spaces, aims to promote, publicize and streamline the contemporary art in Portugal, through the development of cultural projects in non-conventional spaces. In the present initiative to gather in collective exposure works which translate varied reactions to visual stimuli of the world that surrounds us and how this can be interpreted and represented. 

Artistic creations that can be related to the concept of landscape approaches, is in the strand of natural landscape free of human intervention, whether in the sense of humanized landscape that increasingly associates to the urban landscape, where the intervention of a man is increasing and almost everything is the fruit of processing by human hand. The visual record that it follows leads to different ways of understanding the world. This individual interpretation reaches new dimension in the expression of the artist where the reflection of the critical eye and creativity is reflected in the creation of new unexpected landscapes. 

Reflexes of the real impressions diversified that are fixed under the forms in colors, in dream designed, in various brackets and with recourse to various techniques. Photograph of the truth that suggests to the virtual world of fantasy art media and the new technologies, the landscape gains new dimension between the figurative and abstract, between the real and the fictional. 

Being unexpected landscapes, of subjectivity seductive, that provoke us and suggest us other prospects for exploring the exterior and the own tradition of the genus “Landscape” in the world of the visual arts. 
Adelaide Ginga