SOUVENIRS OF FIRE
A solo exhibition by a Slovakian artist Katarína Poliačiková at the Minerals Room, Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência.
Opening October 16th at 7pm.
Dates of the exhibition: October 16 – November 17, 2019
Exhibition held in partnership with the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência and AiR351 Art in Residence.
In her exhibition, Katarína Poliačiková presents three works from her series “The Voice Without Language”, which she has been developing since 2015. In this “portuguese trilogy”, as well as in her art work in general, she connects the seemingly impossible: the human and the geological time, little and big narratives, science and intimacy.
Her newest work, “Souvenirs of Fire”, is a context-specific project she has developed especially for the occasion of this exhibition. The objects that survived the Museum fire in 1978 – the burnt fossils – will be shown to the visitors for the first time since four decades. Here, the artist creates her own narrative to tell the (hi)story of the fire.
The exhibition is curated by Luísa Especial
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The exhibition is supported by Slovak Arts Council using public funding. AiR 351 thanks to the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Fundação D. Luiz I, Fundação Millennium BCP, Fundação EDP, Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Vodafone Portugal, We Do Technologies and João Portugal Ramos / Vinhos.