Archive - Luís Silveirinha

Temporary exhibition that took place between March 23 and June 24 2017.

 

Within the scope of Plano Tangente: a program of temporary exhibitions of the Money Museum that aimed at disseminating the emerging artistic productions in various media. The program presented the work of Portuguese contemporary artists in dialogue with the museum architecture and the collections.

 

In "Archive", the artist Luís Silveirinha created another order of the elements by composing drawings that reinterprets the coins of the Money Museum.

The transformation occured in the plan of the drawing, where the artist decomposed the archive and created different relationships between both parts: registration, transformation and subversion the discourse of the collection and the museum, creating an imaginary estate, an archive of images about the iconography of numismatics, of power and desire.

The transformation takes place on paper. The artist scrutinised the collections and created enigmatic connections between the elements. Shapes proliferated and appeared either isolated, as if in a pictorial alphabet, or they pile up, in an accumulating and mutating logic.

The drawings, of smaller and larger scale, show sides A and B, heads and tails, luck and bad-luck, avarice and fortune. They convey the dual position of money represented in a series about the iconography of numismatics, of power and desire.

By scratching, in a process of material elimination, these drawings stand out on vinyl and wood records. The media refers to the notion of money circulation, transience, journey and movement. Onto the circles, shapes, silhouettes, object-symbols, letters and ghosts dance to the sound of an imaginary song, emerging from the black surface in repetition.

In these works, Silveirinha shaped a new, surreal, exotic, imaginary array.

 

Exhibition credits

Coordination, production and exhibition design and lighting
Museu do Dinheiro / Banco de Portugal

Architecture, design, graphics and communication project
Departamento de Serviços de Apoio / Banco de Portugal

Structures and maintenance
Departamento de Serviços de Apoio / Banco de Portugal

Translation
José Roseira

Security
Departamento de Serviços de Apoio / Banco de Portugal

Information

Temporary exhibition that took place between March 23 and June 24 2017.
Initially, this exhibition was scheduled to end on June 10, but due to the high interest it was prolonged.

Within the scope of Plano Tangente: a program of temporary exhibitions of the Money Museum that aimed at disseminating the emerging artistic productionz in various media. The program presented the work of Portuguese contemporary artists in dialogue with the museum architecture and the collections.

During the course of the exhibition there was a guided visit by Luís Silveirinha e João Silvério.

For more informations contact us at info@museudodinheiro.pt or +351 213 213 240

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