New photographic works from Rosa Reis and Susana Paiva are on display at Bloco 103 Contemporary Art in Lisbon. Both photographers have well-established careers and are widely recognized in the context of documentary photography. The exhibition opens 2 February and runs through 17 March 2012.
In this two-artist show, themes are quite similar, but subject matter is quite different. Reis documents structure, spaces and environment during construction of the now completed Fundação Champalimaud in Lisbon. Paiva presents architecture, people and emotions from the cities of Paris and Barcelona.
Reis is a photographer whose interests lie with work, space, memories and jazz. “II am a photographer, I do what I like. A privilege,” says Reis. “Photography is my preferred writing, a way to communicate and interact with people and space: the emotional approach to issues related to work, an interaction with space, inhabited or not, and evocative emotions that perpetuate generational memories.”
Susana Paiva developed her unique style through constant research and experimentation. “I know that I am a slow photographer. You need time for contemplation, for installation on a space or interaction with a certain subject. I discovered that I am a photographer of the tangible, that needs to be close to its subject, to create emotions–to thrill and be thrilled–to share with generosity, these photographic projects and ideals.”
For more information on this exhibition, visit the Bloco 103 website.
Bloco 103 Contemporary Art
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 103B
GPS: 38º 43’ 31.32″ N, 9º 09’ 19.58″ W
Phone: +351 213 823 131
Mobile: +351 961 042 199
Tuesday through Friday – 11:00 to 20:00
Saturday – 15:00 to 19:00
Sunday & Monday – Closed