El Imperio de la Ficción

Translated title of the contribution: The Empire of Fiction

Ana Catarina Pinho (Editor/Coordinator)

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Catalogue of the exhibition "El Imperio de la Ficción" [The Empire of Fiction], presented at the Extremaduran and Latin American Museum of Contemporary Art (MEIAC), in Badajoz, Spain, from Sept 10, 2021 to Jan 24, 2022.

The exhibition "The Empire of Fiction" explores the fictional dimension inherent in the construction of the image of the Portuguese colonial empire and its historical-mythological essence, while at the same time rethinking the determining role played by the technical image in the perception of reality. The exhibition brings together the work of five Portuguese artists who reframe their national past through the appropriation of images produced during the New State (1933-1974), a Portuguese authoritarian and colonialist regime. These works reformulate the original narrative context of the images, coming both from institutional archives and from vernacular albums and collections of the time, through dialectical montages that cross heterogeneous times and produce critical proposals to rethink the heritage and traces of the dictatorial past.
Translated title of the contributionThe Empire of Fiction
Original languageSpanish
Place of PublicationBadajoz
PublisherMEIAC - Museo Extremeño y Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo
Number of pages164
ISBN (Print)978-84-9852-706-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventEl Imperio de la Ficción - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain
Duration: 10 Sept 202123 Jan 2022


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