Vasco Araújo. LIEBESTOD - Amor e Morte

Vasco Araújo, Bruno Marques (Other)

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LIEBESTOD - Love and Death
An exhibition by Vasco Araújo
Curated by Bruno Marques Sismógrafo (OPorto, Portugal)
Opening: Saturday, April 17, 3:00-7:00pm
Until May 15, 2021

Liebestod - Love and Death explores romantic love, passion, and the impossibility of the two lovers being together. These issues presented through the identification prism of psychoanalysts from Azerbaijan and Germany who examine and compare the plots of the two operas and go through a series of questions raised by the artist about the definition of love, projection of the difficulties of the protagonists today, or the professional advice on how to act when the illusion collides with reality. Combined with deep lyrics, moving music, and sinister night landscapes of old cemeteries, an abandoned castle, and virgin forests, these conversations immerse the viewer in the thoughts on whether death is the only salvation for eternal love.On the opening, will be released an exhibition book: a numbered edition signed by the artist, with design by Maria João Macedo and Dário Cannatà and an essay by Bruno Marques. By taking the form (and function) of a libretto, this publication provides, from a conceptual point of view and aesthetic reception, a strict relationship with the video installation, constituting an extension of it.

Apoio à programação do Sismógrafo / Support to Sismógrafo programme:
Direção Geral das Artes (DGArtes); Apoio Criatório (CMP), Casa das Artes/DRCultura do Norte; Artworks
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2021
EventLIEBESTOD - Love and Death - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 15 Apr 202115 May 2021


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