Originally scheduled for March, the exhibition Máscaras (Masks)—the Galeria Municipal do Porto’s first exhibition of 2020—opens at last on June 2. Considering the current context, the exhibition has even greater relevance and urgency, given the new meanings that masks have now acquired.
Exhibition June 02, August 16, 2020. Galeria Municipal do Porto, Rua D. Manuel II (Jardins do Palácio de Cristal) 4050-
Masks have a longstanding place in the history of societies. As a symptom of a time of extreme change, masking techniques have gained a renewed traction and urgency, materialising in a number of guises. From online avatars used for activism, entertainment or propaganda, to different dynamics that empty or occupy our streets, our everyday ritualised life is now filled with practices of caricature, camouflage, disguise, face-
João Laia (chief curator of exhibitions at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art) and Valentinas Klimašauskas (curator and writer, co-
Curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas and João Laia
Artists : Caroline Achaintre / Bora Akinciturk / Evgeny Antufiev / Jakub Choma / Adam Christensen / Joana da Conceição / The Dazzle Club / echo + seashell / Justin Fitzpatrick / David Hall / Sidsel Meineche Hansen / Kiluanji Kia Henda / Elena Narbutaitė / Joanna Piotrowska / Adrian Piper / Laure Prouvost / Jonathan Uliel Saldanha / Jacolby Satterwhite / Cindy Sherman / Victoria Sin / Amalia Ulman.
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Installation views of Máscaras (Masks), at the Galeria Municipal do Porto. Photo: Dinis Santos.