MAURO CERQUEIRA - TUDO JÓIA, MÚRIAS CENTENO

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

Installation view, Mauro Cerqueira, Tudo Jóia, Múrias Centeno

In this exhibition, the artist takes up the series “Jóias [Jewels]” that he has been developing since the VII Biennale de Jafre, Spain, in 2013. Implementing the appropriation of obsolete typographic plates, that once have been used for the distribution of various printed materials (such as death announcements, accounting books, business cards and so forth), this work recalls the memory of a labour that at present largely belongs to the past. The application of mirrors, that reflect the viewer in the work, as the basis or background of the arrangements, functions as a leitmotif to remind us of our own momentariness in the world. Memory that articulates with the marking of its own knowledge or model and that allows us to recreate a recent past.

Mauro Cerqueira - Tudo Jóia
Múrias Centeno, September 30 - November 20
www.muriascenteno.com

Photos by Bruno Lopes.