Mudam - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
The Portuguese artist João Penalva creates poetic fictions, that stimulate our imagination. His visual tales, whether of an intimate character or large staged installations, combine painting, photography, video and documents; image, text and sound. His works plunge the viewer into a world that oscillates between reality and fantasy, in which the tenuous line that separates them is not always distinguishable. Within the framework of this exhibition, the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg marks its season opening on September 15, 2018, with “Fifteen dancers and Changeable Tempo” by the National Ballet of Portugal, whose artistic direction is ensured by João Penalva, the choreography being supervised by Rui Lopes Graça.
Curator: Clément Minighetti
Vernissage March 2, 2018, 6 pm.
Photo: JOÃO PENALVA, From Stores C-10 and D-1 (7), 2009, No. 7, Piezo pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper 308g/sm, lacquered wood frames, museum glass, 35 x 45 cm