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IT'S A NEW WORLD! Carlos Noronha Feio
5 January 14 April 2013

«Lets imagine that one day, when listening to the news or reading the newspaper or even just surfing the Internet, the information that a new world was found is everywhere. Lets imagine that we have technology that allows us to get there. What can we send that will represent us as a whole? That symbolizes our world?» CNF

The Luz Room is the stage for the monumental Arraiolos rug "3, 2, 1, 0 A A and away 1, 2..", created by visual artist Carlos Noronha Feio and produced in 2011 in the Casa dos Tapetes de Arraiolos. The 30 square meter carpet, conceived in approach between the aesthetics of the "war rugs” of Afghanistan and the traditional Arraiolos technique, shows a bellicose imagery simultaneously of hope and abundance, illustrating the moment when a rocket is being launched into space carrying products that represent a one and whole humanity.
Noronha Feio also exposes another carpet evocative of the same themes but with most geometrized figuration and formally related to the pattern of motifs of traditional Arraiolos rugs.

Carlos Noronha Feio has been producing, since 2008, Arraiolos' rugs and exhibiting them throughout the world. The carpet shown here was supported in its production by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the UK and was exhibited at the Bridport Cultural Center in England, the CCA Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland and at the Abrons Art Center in New York. This is the first time it is shown in Portugal. A journal accompanies the exhibition.

Production Museu da Luz
Partner Casa das Artes de Arraiolos
Media FAD

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Carlos Noronha Feio

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