Lagoa hosts Multimedia Art exhibition “Softspace”

Exhibition will be on until May 31st

The Manuela Vale Gallery, at Escola de Artes Mestre Fernando Rodrigues, in Lagoa, will open, on May 2nd, at 18pm, the Multimedia Art Exhibition “Softspace”, by Carlos Miguel Gonçalves. 

“Softspace” aims to «disclose the first results of his ongoing research in the PhD in Fine Arts, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon», and will be a free entry exhibition.

The issue of this investigation studies how the incorporation of cybernetics into urbanity (Henri Lefebvre) subverts the order of spaces (public/private) in Web 2.0 (O'Reilly Media).

At the Manuela Vale Gallery, at Escola de Artes Mestre Fernando Rodrigues, the drawings, videos, paintings and sculptures that have resulted are shown.

As a multimedia artist, secondary school teacher and collaborative researcher, Carlos Miguel Gonçalves' professional and creative path is, according to him, «defined by the intersection between different forms of art and technology. Through multimedia creation, I am interested in crossing drawing, video, photography and audio in digital environments, exploring the vast possibilities that different media offer for artistic expression and for the materialization of life in movements, gestures and objects day-to-day information systems”.

«My motivation and intellectual curiosity lead me to an in-depth study of public space on the Internet, where I investigate themes such as vulgarization, massification, dissemination and art as a process of action», he continues, noting that another central focus of his work is «the analysis of the ephemeral border between the private and the public, especially in the context of the Internet within the phenomenon of globalization».

Through this critical point, works of art that reflect a digital place (Softspace) are examined, questioning and expanding the understanding of the disappearance of the art object, the artist's body, the perception of physical/digital space and contemporary art in a world each increasingly interconnected.

In the pedagogical sphere, the author emphasizes that he is dedicated “to nurturing the next generation of artists and thinkers, guiding them through the challenges and opportunities presented by the convergence of technology, society and art. Through a teaching method that values ​​experimentation, constructive criticism and creative freedom».

As a researcher, his goal is to contribute to the dialogue around contemporary art and digital public space and the intersection between private and public in the era of globalization.

The “Softspace” Multimedia Arts Exhibition can be visited, free of charge, from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 14:30 pm to 17:00 pm.

The opening is on May 2nd, at 18pm.