Inetum is the main patron of the "VHILS - PRISMA" exhibition at MAAT

Inetum is the main patron of the "VHILS - PRISMA" exhibition at MAAT

Inetum continues to support the initiatives of MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) – and in 2022 it will be the exclusive patron of the new exhibition “VHILS - PRISMA”, created by the Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto - Vhils.

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Inetum continues to support the initiatives of MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) – and in 2022 it will be the exclusive patron of the new exhibition “VHILS - PRISMA”, created by the Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto - Vhils.

Francisco Febrero, Group Corporate VP, CEO of SAP BL & Head of Portugal at Inetum, explains that "Creative innovation, cultural patronage and support for artists is a fundamental concern of Inetum's management. Since MAAT is one the most relevant cultural projects in Lisbon, we have decided to maintain and even increase our support, as we continue to view this partnership with the EDP Foundation and MAAT as the ideal project for our social responsibility program in the area of culture.”

Alexandre Farto, known as Vhils, presents an unexpected proposal that uses exclusively video, a language that the Portuguese artist has been exploring more recently. “Prisma” is an exhibition consisting of a set of images representing everyday life in nine major cities: Mexico City, Cincinnati, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Macao, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai, where the artist has made important public art works in recent years.

This large-scale installation, with slow-motion recordings projected on to screens that transform the Oval gallery space into an urban maze, provides the visitor with a truly immersive experience, in a construction that manipulates and distorts the effects of space, scale and light.

Developed in a global context, prior to the pandemic crisis, the installation invites visitors into mundane environments in which the individuality of each city, as well as the identity of its inhabitants, is lost. However, while walking through these anonymous spaces, visitors have the opportunity to regain their autonomy through a critical distancing that results in an exercise of contemplation, introspection and reflection on a recent past that seems, after all, so far away.

The exhibition opened on May 15th 2019 and will remain in MAAT until 2nd September 2019.
 

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