Noé Sendas

Museu da Eletricidade

The title of his recent exhibition, “The Collector,” defines the creative process of the Berlin-based Portuguese artist Noé Sendas. Since the beginning of his career, in the mid-’90s, he has developed an oeuvre based on the politics of collecting. In his videos, sculptures, and digital photographic collages he brings together diverse components of Western culture and, like a DJ armed with a sampler, mixes them in order to assign them new meanings. In many of his works one recognizes influences from literature and cinema—for example, citations from Joyce and Beckett, Hitchcock and Godard. These references become, further, part of an exploration of the age-old theme of the Double, an exploration in which self-representation often plays a significant role—for instance, in a series of realistic life-size figures molded from the artist’s own body.

Ten years after his solo debut, this exhibition

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