Four curatorial proposals were selected from the Open Call: Young Curators launched by the Municipal Galleries in 2016. Each of these proposals was presented at Galeria Boavista alongside a publication. Curated by the curator Sofia Lemos, the exhibition Now it is Light featured work by Amélie Bouvier, Ana Manso, Ana Mazzei, Andreia Santana, Bernard Lyot, Davide Zucco, Elias Heuninck, Ester Fleckner, Haris Epaminonda, Jeronimo Voss and Pedro A. H. Paixão. The exhibition was on view from January 26 to March 10, 2018. The publication features text contributions by Sara Antónia Matos, Sofia Lemos and a visual essay by Caroline (Coco) Picard.
“In Now it is Light, the curator selected and presented works of immense ontological and chronological diversity, forms and processes of production that, between image and reality, reflect on the ideas of light, matter, society, flow and energy.”
– Sara Antónia Matos
“If the direction of viewing in exhibition-making has traditionally been horizontal, astronomers and mining geologists tend to experience the world vertically, evading distracted and scattered modes of attention. An exhibition narrative, as in all matrixes, bears the aphorisms on which it is modelled. What epistemologies could unfold with the loss of protocols of representation in exhibition-making, and with storytelling making its way into our practices of exhibiting and display?”
– Sofia Lemos
“my first sensation was one of intense light covering my whole field of vision.”
– Caroline (Coco) Picard