A Mecânica da Ausência II

21 Jun 2017 – 2 Sep 2017

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Open Mon- Fri 10am-7:30pm // Sat 12am-7:30pm

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Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea

Lisbon, Portugal


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  • Carris 202, 701, 726, 755, 764, 768
  • Metro Laranjeiras (Linha Azul)
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Artist's 3rd solo show at Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea


Following another exhibition, held between October and November 2016, Carla Cabanas will present a selection of works that addresses the idea of ​​presence and absence through a scrutinizing look and a memory that becomes diffused.

By constructing an experience that operates on the image and on the time that belongs to it, the artist investigates the notion of reminiscence and how it is perceived. Through loss and saturation, working with light, shadow and projection, Carla Cabanas creates a device that calls up familiar figurations, where our shadow crosses the image, in a delicate balance between what is absent and what remains or between that which fades, fixes and reflects.

By exposing the story behind the image, Carla Cabanas transforms a suspended time into something alive, indefinite and unfocused. Something that draws a palimpsest of references and make its way to a complex, stratified and non-linear reading. Something that marks a web of suggestions and events, where emotion is privileged rather than the rationality of any chronological order.

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Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues

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Carla Cabanas


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