the free use of the elements

the free use of the elements - Nuno Henrique

Temporary exhibition that took place between November 10 2016 to January 28 2017.

 

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.

This project used objects taken from the Museum and everyday life, changing them through a playful process that gives them new purposes.

When inverted, the clink of a coin or the sound of different metals open possibilities other than simple accumulation. This proposal was developed for the specific context of this museum, with special attention to the transformation and free use of its architecture. The exhibition presents the viewer with the composition “Inverted Metal”; the installation “alea jacta est”; and a series of blown glass sculptures with the title “Elevations”, on display in an antechamber of the former church of São Julião.

 

Just like playing make-believe, or playing with man's senses and usual actions, is a freedom and attribute shared by artists and children, Art has no ambition of operating on reality, except for escaping the function the world gives it, to use its inoperativeness to open an alternative, inverse, space of freedom.

It also poses questions that can be answered by heuristic hypothesis. Artists' enquiries are forever pregnant. And in this show, there is a question-potential that stands out: how can we imagine a world without capital?

From the pieces Nuno Henrique uses to punctuate the Museu do Dinheiro, some hypothesis emerge, configurations of thought: when we abolish, or invert, accumulation and extraction, the parabola of wealth.

Maria do Mar Fazenda | 2016

 

Exhibitions 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
Ambienti d'Interni
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 November 10 2016 to January 28 2017.
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 Nuno Henrique e Maria do Mar Fazenda.

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

 

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