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The reserve of things in their latent state

Fernanda Fragateiro

Building Blocks © Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, 2017


21 january - 23 april 2017

Curator: Adam Budak, curator in chief of the National Gallery of Prague


The work of Fernanda Fragateiro (1962) is characterized by a keen interest in the 20th century avant-garde practices in art and architecture, an interest which she implements in her sculptures and installations. While drawing on a wide range of references, Fragateiro´s work maintains a strong signature style, born of an economy of means and a meticulous minimalist aesthetic of form, color and surface texture.


In the words of Adam Budak, curator, the title The Reserve of Things in their Latent State defines the exhibition as a (dormant) library, a multi-layered space of the (im)possibility of disappearance where the book - in Blanchotian terms - is the totality: the presence of a content, the presence of a form as well the development of a system of relations.


In this exhibition, Fernanda Fragateiro is an archaeologist and a librarian who critically reconstructs the repository of knowledge that is the book while making it less familiar, paying attention to its condition of an object and its sculptural potential.


Single ticket for all exhibitions € 4.00


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