Developed from the project ±Mais Menos±, the exhibition focuses on the social, political and economic current situation, developing problematic aspects such as the ideological crisis affecting liberal democracies and their guiding principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity; the role of the media and their mission; the tragic refugee crises which is sadly juxtaposed to the brutality of a paradoxical system that increasingly demands open markets and closed borders.
The exhibition is presented in four interconnected segments, representing current themes of great relevance for the artist: politics, media, borders and minds. Each theme has been developed to occupy a different room of the gallery through multiple supports – from participatory installations, where viewers have an active role to provocative pieces realised with torn electoral posters and moulded plastic to his famous, sacrilegious “streetments”.
‘State of Minds’ opens next Saturday and will be on view through July 22nd at Wunderkammern gallery in Rome located on Via Gabrio Serbelloni 124.
±Mais Menos± is an art project by Portuguese visual artist Miguel Januário (b. 1981) that began in 2005. Offering a critical reflection on contemporary societies, the work of Januário conducts a clinical dissection of reality conceptually reduced in its opposites: more/less, positive/negative, black/white. Under the ±Mais Menos± banner, the artist has produced work in a variety of media – from video to sculptural installations, from painting to performance.
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