ALEXANDRE MADUREIRA (PT)
Friday 6 May 17-20 hrs
Marriage is a socially or ritually recognized union.
Deepening into this, it could even be taken as a union between the artist´s work and the public, between the message and the receiver. Always, nonetheless, it is a fusion, an opening!
In Alexandre Madureira’s work dwells the will to seduce through the interaction between the altered image of reality and the needs of people to change the relationship between signifier and meaning, between reference and linguistic sign, to confuse, to move, to allure. It is a symbolic and formal system that deals with issues occurring in common registers in which icons, knowledge and collective memory all condition us as cultural beings.
From the general to the individual, from the collective to the personal,
these paintings are an imaginary space in which different types of knowledge, thoughts and feelings from different eras and times come together. In the same space, images from high, low and popular culture breathe together, never respecting any logical timeline, to create a new idea, be it poetic, ironic or critical of some current political or social event.
It is about creating a personal language that appropriates mass culture to show a mirror of our times using narrative and illustrative strategies to reveal something critical.
Alexandre Madureira is an observer who shows us the premise on which mass culture has begot the passivity of the masses. The masses are in fact masses of recipients, and there exist producers who delude or create illusions for them.
Alexandre Madureira lives and works in Barcelona.
Photos Attilio Brancaccio
19:00hrs Performance “On the sink” live video broadcast
Hosted by Bülent Evren, camera Luca Rezzolla.
Photos & videos Luca Rezzolla
Till Sat 04-06-2016
Wen/Sat 12:00-18:00 hrs
Bus 32, Centraal station IJzijde, get off last stop Olof Palmeplein