Institute for Contemporary Art presents
CANCELLED: I is for Institute: Screening with Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela
TONIGHT'S SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Please visit ICAPHILA.ORG for information on a rescheduled screening at their location tomorrow.
Artists Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela present their films, The Mesh and the Circle (2014, HDV, 34min), a collection of visual testimonies on gesture, symbolism and labor, and May a Hundred Bolts of Lightning Open You (2015, 16mm, 14min), which was produced collectively by the artists with 17 collaborators. Following the screening Caló and Queimadela will be joined in conversation by Luís Silva and João Mourão, co-directors of Kunsthalle Lissabon (Lisbon, Portugal).
Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela began collaborating during their studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Porto, Portugal, where they currently live and work. They have collaborated as an artist duo since 2016 creating video installations, films, objects and site-specific environments. Their work is embedded in historical, mythical, metaphorical and intuitive references that help to create poetic reflections on different landscapes, situations and ideas. The pair have been the recipient of grants from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to attend an international artist’s residency at Gasworks, London and were 2012 awardees of the BES Revelation prize. They were finalists of the 10th edition of Edp New Artists prize and winners of the Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival International Prize, in 2013. Caló and Queimadela have presented their work in several exhibition venues including: The National Gallery, Prague; Rowing Projects, London; Gasworks, London; General Public, Berlin; the Serralves Museum, Porto; and most recently Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon.
Support for the research and development of I is for Institute has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.