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Hybridize or Disappear at Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado Lisboa

Hybridize or Disappear
curated by João Laia

Cécile B. Evans, Neil Beloufa, Antoine Catala, Diogo Evangelista, Oliver Laric, Shana Moulton, Katja Novitskova, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus

Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado 
Rua Serpa Pinto, 4 | Rua Capelo, 13
1200-444 Lisboa


09.04 - 24.05 / 2015

 (left to right)
António Teixeira Lopes, Tomás Figueiredo Costa, Antoine Catala, Cécile B. Evans

Cécile B. Evans
Antoine Catala

Antoine Catala

(left to right)
Oliver Laric, Jorge Ricardo da Conceição Vieira, Shana Moulton, Alberto Carneiro

Shana Moulton

Oliver Laric

(left to right)
 Shana Moulton, Alberto Carneiro, Jorge Ricardo da Conceição Vieira

Laure Prouvost

(left to right)
Diogo Evangelista, Neil Beloufa, Diogo Evangelista, Magali Reus

Diogo Evangelista, Magali Reus, Diogo Evangelista

Magali Reus, Diogo Evangelista, Laure Prouvost

Diogo Evangelista

Shana Moulton

Neil Beloufa

Diogo Evangelista

Diogo Evangelista

Magali Reus

 Tomás Figueiredo Costa, Katja Novitskova, Tomás Figueiredo Costa

Katja Novitskova,  José Simões De Almeida Junior

Katja Novitskova

Leopoldo Neves de Almeida, Katja Novitskova



Installation shots by Bruno Lopes courtesy of the artists/galleries and Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado





The exhibition looks at how contemporary visual culture has been progressively mutating towards models where seemingly opposite dimensions come together to create hybrid forms: material and virtual, textual and objectual, organic and artificial, consumerism and spirituality have been merging and blurring previously defined boundaries. Hybridize or Disappear analyses artistic practices where the visual is handled as matter and brought into a dialogue with sculptural forms. Objects become images and images become objects in a process that surpasses pure visuality towards a more expanded engagement with the visual where the body holds a central position, becoming a depicted object as well as an instrument of interaction.

curated by João Laia