Horizontes brancos /// Ocupart – Espaço Camões da Livraria Sá da Costa

Horizontes brancos|Henrique Vieira Ribeiro + Alfredo Antunes

2018 | Ocupart – Espaço Camões da Livraria Sá da Costa

SUMMON THE IMAGES, REVEAL THE GHOSTS

The images presented by Henrique Vieira Ribeiro in this exhibition have the quality described by Freud as “Unheimlich”: being simultaneously familiar and extraneous, a disquieting strangeness towards what is close and known. These are domestic pictures that belong to a family album, and now survive as ghosts coming from an undefined time and a place, ostensibly showing their posthumous condition. They request us to fill the blank spaces of “when”, “where”, and “who”: who are those people? In which circumstances, what time, were they photographed?

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António Guerreiro