Past Events
Paisagem Resgatada / Landscape Recovered
architecture and landscape
temporary exhibition
11 april 31 may 2015
The construction of the Alqueva dam submerged a vast territory, with a particular metric, geometry and scale, which was the matrix and the secular witness to the symbiotic relationship between mankind and the environment that surrounds it.

Architects Rita Catarino and Paul Palma bring this temporary exhibition produced with the Museu da Luz a new understanding of landscape as a human construction and an insight trough the territorial transformation process of the extensive fields of the Alentejo - the largest landscape transformation ever undergone in Portugal in such a short period of time.

It is a reflexion about the recent changes that have altered the territorial identity and the pre-existing paradigm of rainfed crops, for large irrigated crops that have come to settle in the southern estates. Using as means photography, drawing, moving image and cartography, and also using testimonies of local inhabitants, this project - which is both of research and artistic creation - focuses specifically on the territory that was submerged.

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Photos: vernissage

Conception Paul Palma, Rita Catarino
Production Museu da Luz
Texts (room sheet) Dirk Hennrich
Support Nabeiro Group

Exhibition extended until June 28th 2015.

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