Hugo Canoilas: 'Modica Hallo Mama_live in Modica' CoCA Center of Contemporary Art, Modica, IT
Image: Hugo Canoilas, We are not in the world, 2014, Ink on linen, 230 x 144 cm (HC0072) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery. Private Collection
Hallo Mama_live in Modica
CoCA Center of Contemporary Art, Modica
Archivio Library Contemporary Arts Corso Umberto I 420
97015 -Modica ( RG )
CoCA is pleased to announce the second round of Meet 'nd Screen with Hallo Mama_live in Modica, performance and presentation of Hugo Canoilas.
"I finally reached a mimesis between my ethics and my practice. It took me a while to understand that this was something really needed to be done. My work has a wide range of possibilities in terms of aesthetic and formal means and has a lot to do with the variety of events taking place in front of me. Sometimes my work acts as a diagram, which condenses several layers where the social, policy and the overall aesthetics come together. Once, a collector saw five pictures in the back of a show and he liked a lot. He thought that the works were of five different artists. When he found out that they were all my works, he got scared and did not buy anything. Many years ago, I stopped hanging pictures because I did not like the rigidity of the wall. I began to suspend paintings frameless cause them reach movement. I also do not want to have a form orthogonal to all the time because it is an imposition very rational. " Hugo Canoilas
Saturday 13th of June, Hugo Canoilas presents his work during a cooking performance, open to public participation. The Portuguese artist offers different kind of dishes, the public is invited to the tasting with a free contribution to support the activities of CoCA. Meet 'nd Screen hosts Hallo Mama_Live in Modica to discover the artist's work through a practice that reflects directly the various layers and interests of his way of conceiving art.
Hugo Canoilas has developed a heterogeneous group of works mostly by the use of painting, ranging from the erudite to the popular and using poetry, philosophy and political thought. Oswald de Andrade, Fernando Pessoa and Kierkegaard mark his interest in otherness, which imposes on his work a permanent movement and correlated to Provo and International Situationist movements. The heterogeneity of Canoilas's work challenge notions of authorship in a dichotomy between absolute visibility and difficulties in reduce his work to information or a commodity. Canoilas has been featured at major international spaces including Destination Wien at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Someone a long time ago, now, at Cooper Gallery, Dundee, When elephants come marching in at De Appel, Amsterdam, Performance Proletarians at Le Magasin, Grenoble, 30th São Paulo Biennial in 2012 and prior to this, exhibitions at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon and the Institute for Contemporary Art, London among others. Canoilas has received widespread recognition for his work in major publications such as Art Review, Guardian, Observer, Frieze, Metropolis M and Flash Art. Canoilas is represented by Workplace Gallery (Gateshead/London), Galeria Quadrado Azul (Porto/Lisbon), Gallery Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg) and Galeria Collicaligreggi (Catania). He lives and works in Vienna.
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.