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Group show: Common House - Works from the CAM Collection / Gallery 1 (over)

14 January 2011 until 27 March 2011
  Common House - Works from the CAM Collection / Gallery 1
  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Rua Dr. Nicolau de Bettencourt
1050-078 Lisbon
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Curator: Leonor Nazaré

Home is the place where we channel the more unconscious and elementary wishes of protection, warmth, recognition, refuge and even of affective, aesthetic, sensorial and cognitive incentive. In it we live pursuant to the scale of a small world, according to the varied dimensions life shelters and questions us; ideally, it allows us the sleep and the intimacy, the fantasy, the private space and the molding of the "opening" to the exterior.

Home is related to family and food, as to architecture, to construction and landscape, to the interior and to the threshold, to individual and to collective aggregation. Consequently, in it are reunited the fundamental archetypes of the constitution of the human self.

This exhibition sends us off to them through the works by 31 artists from the CAM collection from the beginning of the 20th century to the 21th century.

The house results from the imagination of a location; it becomes constituted as landscape and as experience; it formulates the narrative of its on construction; it inhabits symbols and archetypes.

Therefore, the memories we associate with it, whether individual, cultural or even civilisational, matter; its indoor spaces, its outdoor design, in the rural or urban landscape and its thresholds, doors, windows, matter… Its construction materials, the presence of light and the objects matter.

Whether a monument or a modest archaeological fragment, the last address is still a house, a shelter that signals another type of passage and of threshold.

This exhibition will later be shown at the Centre of Contemporary Art Graça Morais in Bragança.

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