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FROM THE COLLECTION IN BRAGA: MIGUEL PALMA
from 11 SEP 2018 to 19 JAN 2019
MIGUEL PALMA
Born 1964, Lisbon

Device, 1993
Ferro, alumínio, peças de automóvel
Coll. Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. Acquisition 1996


Engenho straddles the boundary between a useless object and a functional engine. With its ambiguous appearance, at once reminiscent of futuristic vehicles and amateur contraptions, this vehicle has been mistaken for a real car by traffic police, earning its creator a parking ticket.

Divided between sculpture and installation, the work of Miguel Palma questions notions of progress and technological development. The artist’s universe alludes to motoring, aviation and civil and naval engineering, often translating into polished, industrial looking objects — recognizable machines (airplanes, cars, boats) that perform absurd actions and bear no relationship to notions of efficiency and progress. Palma adopts an apparently functional aesthetics that combines engineering and amateur inventions and divests the former from any seriousness while cloaking hobbies and small inventions in apparent grandeur.


Production: Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto


Venue:
Altice Fórum Braga
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sát: 9 a.m.-5 p.m



  • LocationAltice Fórum Braga
  • Days 11 SEP 2018 - 19 JAN 2019

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