Ciclo em Fotografia e Território - Narcisismo das Pequenas Diferenças
The third exhibition of this year's Series on Photography and Territory presents, on July 2, at Casa dos Cubos the series "Narcissism of Small Differences", by Pauliana V Pimentel, work developed during an artistic residency on the island of S. Miguel, in the Azores, in 2017.
Through this series we can witness the development of a set of lines that were already visible in previous works by the artist, namely the interest in portraiture and youth expressed through empathetic photography, of proximity between author and subjects, where identity and individuality, difference and performance, seem to go hand in hand to constitute an experience of the world that is both aesthetic and sensitive.
The selection of the locations where the portraits were taken, in addition to revealing something of the social environment of the place and the landscape around the island, also seems to contribute to a distinctive dimension of the individuality of those portrayed, of a symbiosis between expressions, gestures, body language, environments, places and landscape, full of meanings and possibilities, of an expressive power that we are pleased not only to register but also to show.
About Pauliana V Pimentel (1975, Lisbon)…
As a visual artist she has held regular exhibitions since 1999. In 2005, she participated in the Gulbenkian’s photography course “Creativity and Artistic Creation”. She belonged to the collective [Kameraphoto] from 2006 until its closure in 2014. She’s a teacher of authorial photography. In 2009 her first author's book "VOL I" (Pierre von Kleist) was published, "Caucase, Souvenirs de Voyage" (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) in 2011, in 2018 "Quel Pedra" (Camera Infinita), and in 2019 "Narcissism of Small Differences" (Arquivo Municipal da Câmara de Lisboa). She also directs films. In 2015 she received the Visual Arts Award by the Portuguese Society of Authors. In 2016 she was nominated for the NOVO BANCO Photo Award. For 5 years she was represented at the 3+1 Arte Contemporânea and 7 years at Galeria das Salgadeiras, in Lisbon. She currently belongs to Galeria Cisterna, in Lisbon, and collaborates with several national and international galleries. Some of her work belongs to private and institutional collectors such as Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Partex, Fundação EDP, Maat and Novo Banco.