Curated by Emília Ferreira, the exhibition by Rui Macedo features a group of over two dozen paintings which highlight the fact that a museum is a place of constant and unsettling discovery.
In this installation, which closely analyses a selection of works from the museum’s collection, Rui Macedo challenges several artists (Miguel Ângelo Lupi, Columbano Bordallo Pinheiro, Artur Loureiro and Jorge Pinheiro), and pokes fun at the very construction of an exhibition and the building that hosts it, playing with what is displayed and what is hidden in each work, collection, exhibition and space. Rui Macedo cuts out details, selects, points and connects, and in doing so, he shows us what we have already seen in a new light.
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