Galeria Francisco Fino is delighted to announce Diogo Evangelista’s solo exhibition Plutão, at Colégio das Artes da Universidade de Coimbra, from March 3rd to April 14th.
Colégio das Artes da Universidade de Coimbra presents Plutão [Pluto], a solo show by Diogo Evangelista (b. 1984). The three exhibition rooms were transformed in a unique environment, comprising two new bodies of work that surround the spectator in a temporal-spacial experience, formed by multiple mutational organisms.
The sculpture series Moonlit, a metaphor for the color of the moonlight, was designed specifically for the different rooms of Colégio das Artes. Through a set of lights and a repeating pattern, the sculptures envelop the exhibition in an intimate and mysterious environment. This hypnotic atmosphere, typical of a game, leads us to the viewing of Pluto, a work that fuses ten videos by Evangelista, formerly known as Sky Exists (2017), Isle (2013), Spine Poem (2015), Magic Hands (2017), Organic Machinery (2018), Ylem the Egg (2022), Blind Faith (2020), Irrational Man (2015) and Sungazing (2013).
In the 8-screen video installation that stems from this self-referential collage, Evangelista conceives a new diegetic narrative, dispersed in time and space, inviting us on a journey through the different videos. As a starting point for this narrative is the plundered former planet Pluto, an ice sphere 450 million kilometres away, symbolically associated with the unconscious and with the concepts of transformation, transmutation, death and rebirth — ideas often explored in the artist’s work.
As seen in previous solo exhibitions by Diogo Evangelista, Plutão presents works that question the boundaries between reality and fiction, exploring the nebulous realm in which the real and the imaginary are confused and combined.
Working in various media, Evangelista seeks to expand his understanding of the concepts of cyclicality, origin and transcendence, in search of a form of communication capable of surpassing language.
03.03.2023 - 14.04.2023
Colégio das Artes da Universidade de Coimbra