Pauliana Valente Pimentel

Exhibition catalogue of Faro-Oeste by Pauliana Valente Pimentel, showcased in Galeria Quadrum between the 27th of April and 25th of June 2023. The publication features installation views of the exhibiton as well as es\says written by Cláudia Pereira, Pedro Pousada, Sara Antónia Matos e Pedro Faro.

“(…) Pauliana always delivers us beauty with every shot, even when it seems a near impossible task, a poetic beauty. Poetic because it captures the simple beauty of everyday moments and parties, whether in instants of joy, or in the blend of colors and dancing.”

– Cláudia Pereira

“The photography of the “common experience”, of the experience of being human, but also of being creatures of a culture and a social class, can become, as a result of its semantic self-indulgence, a surrender to the functionalization of subjectivities, an anodyne duplication of reality, without mystery, without infinity. It can become an aesthetic of possible life. The testimonial and poetic method of Pauliana’s work escapes this surrender, escapes all and any naturalism, keeping intact in the visual field the incongruity of existing, of that existing; and keeping us on the threshold, but still in disparity, of a true living that bears less and less of a resemblance with our life.”

– Pedro Pousada

“(…) Pauliana Valente Pimentel now puts forward, in 2023, another version of the series, a significant selection of photographs printed on fabrics, installed throughout the entire space of Galeria Quadrum. Comprised of side-to-side glass facades, this gallery space endows the images of Paulina Valente Pimentel — hung on ropes and suspended between pillars, in the central structure of the space — with a traversable dimension which reinforces the visitor’s haptic and bodily relationship with the pictures.”

– Sara Antónia Matos e Pedro Faro

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– 25.06.2023
Pauliana Valente Pimentel
Quadrum Gallery