Hugo Canoilas: "Morte sem fim" MNAC - The National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo Canoilas, Endless Killing, 2008, Installation view: Huarte Contemporary Art Centre, Spain, Curated by Chus Martinez,
MORTE SEM FIM
Curatorship: Emília Tavares
Morte sem fim is the first public event of the Under the Volcano project that will be presented by Hugo Canoilas at the National Museum of Contemporary Art – Chiado Museum (MNAC-MC) for the 2nd Edition of MNAC/SONAE Art Cycles to take place from November 18, 2016 (opening) to March 26, 2017.
On Saturday, July 16, Endless Killing (2008), a 100 metre panoramic painting made by Canoilas for Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Huarte in 2008 will be installed at a disused quarry located 500 metres from the centre of Negrais, a town on the outskirts of Lisbon. This special installation invites the public to visit the location and film set during the filming of parts of the films that will be presented in November. This event is also a chance to see all 100 metres of the Endless Killing painting.
This imposing work attempts a history of violence constructed through the history of painting. Taken out of the context for which it was produced, by being presented as part of the film set during the Negrais Festival and by incorporating the site and the spectators, the work is subjected to a reformulation of its meaning. This transformation of the work, the event and the public that is partially integrated into the filming also reconfigures the relationship between active and passive spectators, between agents subjected to experience and those that construct it.
Morte sem fim will include a musical element with a concert by Filipe Felizardo and a soundtrack arranged by Sonja. The musical material presented will function as the soundtrack for the film being produced. In keeping with the logic of the Under the Vulcano project, the musical elements operate autonomously while also being a fragment of the overall project.
Morte sem fim, as an autonomous event, will be complemented by the traditional snacks and drinks present at town festivals. These will be served at a caravan displaying the enigmatic sentence “No se puede vivir sin amar,” an element that, just as an invitation to an initiation, will be revealed throughout the process of the project.
Free transportation is available from Lisbon to Negrais and back, however places are limited. Please reserve a seat by Friday, July 15th, before 14:00 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 21 3432148
Departure from and arrival to: Rua Capelo 13, Chiado (entrance MNAC – Museu do Chiado)
Departure times from Lisbon: 15h / 16h30 / 18h
Departure times from Negrais: 17h / 19h / 21h
Event location: Yellowstone quarry with access indicated by signage on the main street of Negrais
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