ARCHIPELAGO – Center for Contemporary Arts inaugurated on September 15 the exhibition THE RISK ENIGMA OF NORMAL LIFE, curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden, which will continue until December 31. strong>
The Rizaable Enigma of Normal Life explores the importance of comedy in our way of giving meaning to things, helping us navigate through the hardships of everyday life. The things we find a joke can be cruel and hateful, establishing symbolic boundaries that divide people into distinct groups, putting those who have power against those who do not and vice versa. But comedy is also a way of uniting people: giving them comfort, the feeling of a shared experience and a powerful weapon of resistance.
This exhibition will present the multiple forms of comedy that manifest through the experience of contemporary art. Bringing together artists from different political and cultural backgrounds, all of whom are interested in humor as a device they use to animate their artistic practices and connect with local and international audiences, The Rigorous Enigma of Normal Life explores how artists reflect on their experience of daily life to shed light on cultural specificities in an increasingly globalized world.
Co-curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden, this exhibition is part of another Double Act, which was shown at two locations in the UK: Bluecoat in Liverpool and MAC in Belfast in 2016. Campbell and Durden live and work in the United Kingdom and, with Ian Brown, integrate the artistic collective Common Culture.
ARTISTS: BANK, CARLA GARLASCHI, COMMON CULTURE, DAVID SHERRY, ERICA EYRES, GEMMA MARMALADE, GILLIAN WEARING, JOACHIM SCHMID, JOÃO PAULO FELICIANO, JOHN SMITH, KARA HEARN, MAURICE DOHERTY, OLAV WESTPHALEN, PAUL McCARTHY, PETER FINNEMORE, PILVI TAKALA, RICHARD HUGHES, RICHARD WENTWORTH, THOMAS GEIGER.
Fonte: Arquipélago – Centro de artes contemporâneas