DANIEL VAN STRAALEN - LILA DE MAGALHAES - LUCIA LECI
Curated By ULTRASTUDIO
BAHAR YÜRÜKOĞLU, EWA DORSZENKO, PLASTICITY, JOÃO PAULO SERAFIM
Curated By SCANDALE PROJECT
Re_act Contemporary Art Laboratory
2018 Edition - Azores Islands - 15 - 30 Sept
Commissioned By DRAC Azores
“Coalescence [ noun ] The act of joining together to form a larger mass or number. ”
Coalescence recalls an invitation to create a dialogue in between two different identities. On one hand, the online platform SCANDALE Project, and on the other, the artist run space ULTRASTUDIO. Both curatorial team are pleased to select and connect artists for the Re_Act 2018 residency, to curate a two-in one exhibition.
Foreseen as a matrix, Azores Archipelago tends to the creative and curatorial emulsion while also, being an artwork itself. Therefore, the wild scenario of the residency is an empowering laboratory offering a context to artists and curators.
Thereupon, Azores archipelago embodies a paradigm of our time. Where the virginal andageless land differs from technological, ultra-connected and saturated from contemporary cities and societies. Artists invited by SCANDALE Project and ULTRASTUDIO are subject to reflect and experience the archipelago surroundings, shifting from the usual exhibition background. The residency incarnates an exploration of the artificial and organic experience(s) in a dialogue shaping a coalescence. Coalescence will bring together two curatorial projects, one from SCANDALE Project (Bahar Yürükoğlu, Ewa Dorszenko, Plasticity, João Paulo Serafim) and other from ULTRASTUDIO (Daniel Van Straalen , Lila De Magalahes and Lucia Leuci), linked by the residency’s context to articulate a double exhibition.