Francisco Tropa’s practice is essentially oriented towards sculpture, to which the photographic or filmic image is often associated. References to Antiquity, science and technology, and art history are interwoven. The exhibition Le Poumon et le cœur seeks to give form to the creative principles that define life, the workings of the world and of beings.
Conceived as a condensed monograph, Le Poumon et le cœur is structured around movement and temporality, which are recurrent reflections in the artist’s work, and puts into perspective the notion of cycles, the mechanics of terrestrial and celestial bodies, and the idea of the whole.
The exhibition will be complemented by a publication directed by the artist. Conceived as a constituent element of the project, it will bear witness to the journey and take the form of an artist’s book.
This exhibition is part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season and is supported by the French Institute and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.