The chameleon is the inspiration behind “Camaleónica”, group show that opened last Friday, March 3rd, at the Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra (CAPC). Taking the small lizard that changes color as its prime metaphor, the exhibition, which features works by former PIPA Prize nominees Pedro Wirz and Ricardo Basbaum, showcases pieces that explore the idea of the chameleonic transformation of ourselves into what surrounds us.
Curator Miguel Gomes defines this idea further in his introductory text to the show: “We shouldn’t fool ourselves: it’s not about replicating or projecting in us or in our bodies, but to actually become the world, in a kind of imperceptible mutation that is at the same time an experience of becoming the other, of alterity.”
Asides from Wirz and Basbaum, the only two Brazilian to take part in the show, also participate in “Camaleónica” Sónia Neves, André Sousa, Schirin Kretschmann, Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela , Nuno Ramalho, Diana Carvalho and Mafalda Santos. The exhibition runs until April 1st.
“Camaleónica”, featuring Pedro Wirz, Ricardo Basbaum, Sónia Neves, André Sousa, Schirin Kretschmann, Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela , Nuno Ramalho, Diana Carvalho and Mafalda Santos
Curated by Miguel Gomes
On view from March 3rd to April 1st, 2017