Upon invitations of several municipalities and organizers of events related to digital art, Museu Zer0 has already shown exhibitions and events that will support the gradual presentation of our space, which is currently under construction, and in which our own exhibition spaces and other digital art initiatives will be created.
What's going on
One of Museu Zer0’s specific focuses is events and exhibitions related to digital art.
In 2022, Museu Zer0 presents digital art through 3 important exhibitions – in Loulé (with Fundação Bienal de Cerveira), in Convento de Santo António, and in Tavira, in Ermida de São Roque.
Museu Zer0 in Loulé 2022
Museu Zer0 presents the exhibition Espaço/Programa, from July 15th to September 10th, at Convento de Santo António, in Loulé, curated by Miguel Carvalhais and Luís Pinto Nunes.
Espaço/Programa brings together works by 6 Portuguese authors whose practice focuses on computing and new media, such as Ana Carvalho’s mapping and André Sier’s bio-electronic installation, supported by data collection and analysis. The duality of artificial intelligence tested by João Martinho Moura, which emphasizes how computer systems are always interactive; the diptych by Mariana Vilanova that rehearses the processes of formation and maintenance of memories in humans; and the series of dialoguing sound sculptures by Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais that establish multiple relationships with all the other works on display. This is a Production of the Cerveira Biennial Foundation and Co-Production of Museu Zer0.
Museu Zer0 @ Summer in Tavira 2022
Museu Zer0 presents its program for Summer in Tavira 2022.
From July 23 to August 15, at Ermida de São Roque, the work MOIRA by Wr3ad1ng D1g1t5 will be presented.
MOIRA is a mixed media installation that invites a creative reinterpretation of the legend of Moura Encantada, which is part of the Portuguese intangible cultural heritage and, in particular, of Algarve region. Giving meaning to the expression “whoever tells a story adds a point” processes of (re)construction of memory, individual and collective, are put into play. For this, Wr3ad1ng D1g1t5 proposes to explore the effect of presence that is produced in and through the voice, through its manifestation, interruption and appearance.
Embodying the fieldwork recently carried out in the region of Tavira, namely with a group of embroiderers from the village of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo , different accounts of the legend are, on the one hand, placed in dialogue with the emerging poetic work and, on the other, open to their (re)interpretation by the public, inviting them to superimpose their own voice on the set of records that make up the sound archive collected during this procedural stage and exposed here.
From August 17 to September 30, also at Ermida de São Roque, we present the videoart Mapa Zero by the artist Nuno Lacerda.
Having been invited by Museu Zer0 to get to know Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo and its surrounding area, with an interest in capturing the landscape and the territory, the fauna, the flora and built heritage, the artist produced a video art at our request.
Museu Zer0 @ Summer in Tavira 2021
Museu Zer0 presents its program for Summer in Tavira 2021.
From the 14th of July to the 15th of August, at the Ermida de São Roque, the piece S(o)al, by Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela, will be on display, created specifically for this occasion.
From August 17th to September 17th, also at Ermida de São Roque, Cloisters of Igreja do Carmo and Municipal Library of Tavira, music by Luis Conceição on digital image by Flow Productions can be listened to, in an exploration between analogue and digital art , being projected the very stories that inspired the musician to produce his works, two of them created for Museu Zer0.
On the 16th March 1520, King Manuel granted Tavira the status of city. As part of celebrations held for the 500th anniversary of this event, Museu Zer0 volunteered to be part of these celebrations of the “path conquered, with eyes set firmly on the future”.
Museu Zer0 organised a series of events underpinned by digital art, which supported the celebrations organised by the City Council and shined a spotlight on the city and municipality of Tavira thanks to their contemporary nature, originality and aesthetic values.
Through these events, which also served as groundwork for the Algarve’s BALSA Festival – Art, Light and Sound Biennale, which will be held in the coming years, the aim was to show the importance of the city of Tavira. Having been the most important city in the Algarve for a long time, Tavira brought together some key factors, including its merchant port, its strategic location in terms of Portuguese expansion and the fact that it was a land of navigators.
Museu Zer0 is committed to showing digital art through exhibitions held throughout the Algarve region.