Upcoming

11.09 – 14.11.2021

A HORA ANTES DO PÔR DO SOL
MILENA BONILLA

“The hour before sunset has a magic all its own...” Rosa Luxemburg wrote to her friend, Hans Diefenbach, in a letter sent from Wronke prison in the summer of 1917. Based on this correspondence, the Colombian artist Milena Bonilla invites us to think about the possibilities of building an imaginary universe that navigates between literature, botany, sporadic historical references and collective mythologies. Here, “the golden hour before sunset” appears as a conception of a magical temporal moment that links past and present through the creation of emotional resonances.
For the construction of this exhibition the artist will explore the limits of the archive as a way of articulating collective memory. The project infiltrates itself in the symbolic interstitial spaces between the gardens of the Palácio de Cristal, the Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett and the GMP to relate different forms of knowledge production to investigate the notion of something that could be called ‘suspended historical temporality’.

Curated by:
Juan Luis Toboso

Image:
Milena Bonilla. Seed will sprout a flower that does not wither, neither can be put on trial, 2019.
Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier

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