LOOPS-EXPANDED IN LISBON
@ National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC
February 1st to March 26th, 2023
It is with renewed strength, as part of a partnership that will continue over the next five years, that the National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC and DuplaCena celebrate the 2022 – 2023 edition of Loops.Expanded in Portugal – the season’s first exhibition of the international network dedicated to the research, dissemination and reflection on the concept of the loop.
In this edition, Loops.Expanded brings a deliciously extreme heterogeneous selection, whose works present great nuances of formal, generational and geographic diversity. Artists from Argentina, Belgium, Belarus and Taiwan, with varied backgrounds and forms of expression, eviscerate the loop from the most different perspectives.
Such as the poetic transformation of Super-8 fragmented family images into a meta-narrative, conceived by a son’s intimate gaze in relation to his mother (Javier Olivera, A Possible Portrait of My Mother); the creation of a truly architectural experience on screen, in a formal, constructivist portrayal of black and white lights in motion (Anouk de Clercq, Building); the splendid visual, existential and philosophical journey into the Myth of Sisyphus (Chia Yun Wu, Five, Four, Three, Two); and the synesthetic effort of an “on the road drawing”, which seeks to encompass and demarcate the world on a larger-than-life scale (Genadzi Buto, Too Big Drawing).
Such selection reflects the nature of Loops.Expanded as a platform: a curatorial experiment with a decentralized model, carrying out activities in its own name and through partnerships developed by Duplacena (Lisbon), PROYECTOR (Madrid), OndaVideo (Pisa) and WWVF (Amsterdam).
MINISTÉRIO DA CULTURA