Galeria Horrach Moya
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vasco araújo

it could have been otherwise...

Galería Horrach Moyà
Plaça de la Drassana 15 - 07012 Palma


Horrach Moya Gallery inaugurates the exhibition “Memoria Infinita” by the Portuguese artist Vasco Araújo. The show includes works in sculpture, video and photography, displaying once again the multiplicity of languages and mediums that can be used in the plastic representation of an idea, usually linking images to literary texts of uncertain authorship.

Most of the videos, installations and photographs of Vasco Araújo are a reflection on art as a critical reflection of society and as a privileged space for the relationships established between truth and artifice, as well as between the individual and others.

Memory and identity, recurring themes in the artist’s work are present in the works “It could have been otherwise ...” (damask beadspreads and text),the series of drawings “Out of the past” in which the artist uses Portuguese elements such as damask bedspreads fabrics as a support along with texts by Portuguese poet Adilia Lopes, and in the work sculptural “The Lining”.

“Hereditas” A work that deals with issues such as childhood, loneliness, pain, love, death and the desire to reveal and understand the great issues and dilemmas that are part of the human condition.

“Liebestod - Love and Death” explores romantic love, passion and the impossibility of two lovers to be together. These themes are revealed through the prism of interviewing psychoanalysts from Azerbaijan and Germany who examine and compare the arguments of the two operas and respond to a series of questions asked by the artist about the definition of love, the projection of the difficulties of the protagonists today. Situation and professional advice on how to act when the illusion hits reality. These conversations immerse the viewer in a reflection on whether death is the only salvation for eternal love.

In “Works for nothing” Of Sincerity “ Vasco Araújo imports a Montesquieu text into the current context to demonstrate that the great existential dramas remain the same throughout the ages.