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Gravity Project

Exhibition Type
Temporary Exhibition
5 Sep 2008
— 31 Mar 2009

The artist Miguel Palma presents at the Museu do Caramulo, Projecto Gravidade (Project Gravity), designed after the legendary Caramulo Hillclimb. Palma’s proposal is based on the gravitational experience offered by a downhill, as opposed to the effort that, for example, the climbing of a hillclimb implies.

The exhibition, opened at the kick-off of Caramulo Motorfestival, will run until March 31, 2009 and includes a video document recording the descent of the Hillclimb by Miguel Palma, as well as the vehicle built by the artist for that purpose.

Since the beginning of his career, Palma combines in his projects questions concerning the use of new technologies and how these influence our daily lives. Cars and planes are some of the most thought-of elements in his work. As examples, Engenho, 1993; Projecto Ariete, 2005; Pinturas Catalíticas, 2007; Buraco Negro, 2007; 360, 2008.

Miguel Palma has presented his work since 1990, both in Portugal (Fundação Serralves, Culturgest, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro Cultural de Belém, Galeria Baginski, Galeria Graça Brandão, Galeria Cristina Guerra, Museu do Chiado) and abroad, (Galerie Almine Rech, Centre de Création Contemporain de Tours, Nouveau Musée/Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne, France; MUDAM, Luxemburg, Museu Pateo Herreriano, Spain, Location One, ISE Foundation, Satori Gallery, Faulconer Gallery, U.S.A Melbourne International Art Biennial, Australia; Kunsthalle Wien, Austria).