self portrait as light
Contemporary Arts Center and 21c Museum Hotel
20.03.2015 - 30.08.2015
Casa Triangulo is pleased to announce that CAC – Contemporary Arts Center and 21c Museum Hotel, both in Cincinnati, joined together to hold Albano Afonso’s main panoramic exhibition to date. For his first institutional show in the United States, the artist presents works from different series and moments of his career, including two site-specific projects made especially for the museums – interventions in and outside the buildings.
Curated by Steven Matijcio and Alice Gray Stites, the title of the exhibition – Self Portrait as Light – stresses a recurrent topic in the artist’s oeuvre (self-portraits) and also makes reference to a remarkable feature of his work: the use and the investigation of light, not only as a physical part of the works, but also as an essential element behind the concept of each work. The photographs, installations, sculptures and projections coexist harmoniously, strengthening the message and illuminating new perspectives on old traditions in art history. The public has the opportunity to see the exhibition across both museums, which are geographically located side by side in the city and, therefore, provide the unique experience of a continuous visit.