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  • “Other Alternatives”

    Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (MARCO)

    Subtitled “New Visual Experiences in Portugal” and gathering works by twenty Portuguese artists under the age of thirty-five, this exhibition confirmed the vitality of the Portuguese artistic scene. It took place in Galicia, a border region with close ties to Portugal. MARCO, housed in a former prison constructed on the model of Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon, invited the viewer to begin at its center, where Joana Vasconcelos’s A noiva (The Bride), 2001, was situated. A chandelier fifteen feet high and over seven feet in diameter hung from the ceiling, dropping to a mere eight inches from the floor.

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