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  • James Coleman

    MNAC: Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado

    James Coleman’s show combined a retrospective dimension—ranging from the historic Pump, 1972, and Playback of a Daydream, 1974, to mature works like Lapsus Exposure, 1992–94, and Charon (MIT Project), 1989, an extraordinary reflection on the nature of photography as a medium and the complexity of its aesthetic and sociopolitical role in contemporary life—with the premiere of a new work, –horoscopus, 2004–2005. Two television monitors placed side by side showed people engaged in conversation. Sometimes one image took up the entire screen, usually in close-up. At other times the screen was split

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