An exhibition with images taken by 25 photographers, related to cartography, a mapping activity, will be inaugurated on Tuesday at Júlio de Matos Hospital in Lisbon.
‘Charting the Invisible – Chapter II’ is the title of this show that opens on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., and will remain patent until December 14, with free admission, at Pavilion 31 of the hospital, according to the organization.
The exhibition proposes a dialogue between Portuguese artists and members of the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA) and is the realization of the second chapter, written from Lisbon, of an exhibition initially conceived and presented in London in 2017.
This exhibition investigates the paradoxes of presence and absence, through photographic projects that imagine different cartographic interpretations of reality.
Kamal Badhey, Stefano Carnelli, Paulo Catrica, Andy Day, Diego Ferrari, Lauren Finch, Lene Hald, Paul Halliday, Sayed Hasan, Tanya Houghton, Rachel Jones, Maria José, David Kendall, Luís Lemos, Pedro Letria, Rebecca Locke , Bas Losekoot, Luc Pauwels, Vrinda Seksaria, Yanina Shevchenko, Konstantin Sergeyev, Manuel Vazquez, Nai Wen Hsu, Gesche Würfel and Kyler Zeleny.
The show gathers intimate geographies captured by photographers, personal landscapes, collective identities, imagined territories, urban environments with stories, presenting the place “as an inconstant category and in permanent transformation, although not always visible,” added the promoters.
“The fact that not all things can be seen does not mean that they do not exist, nor does it mean that they can not somehow become present.” This is the logic of maps: to attribute presence and to allow the visualization of places and information generally inaccessible to our most immediate perception, “the organization points out.
Susana S. Martins, Stefano Carnelli and Tanya Houghton are the curators of the exhibition which is the result of a partnership of P28, Institute of Art History, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities-Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Urban Photographers Association, Openvizor and Goldsmiths-University of London.