Coimbra

João Paulo Feliciano

Centro de Artes Visuais

Since the early 1990s, João Paulo Feliciano has exemplified the link between music and art in Portugal, a connection that in this country has seldom gone beyond marginal experimentalism. The rock band Tina and the Top Ten, of which Feliciano was the founder and leader and which was active from 1989 to 1998, and his work with Rafael Toral as the duo No Noise Reduction since 1990, define his musical career. His artistic output has often incorporated references to this world: The seminal installation Minding, 1991 (not in this show), presented in an old, darkened cistern, combines a phosphorescent wall painting of four brains with grindcore and death metal sound tracks at high volume, randomly interspersed with silence. Crash Music, 1991/2008, is made of the remains of fifty LP records broken when the artist smashed them against a wall, accompanied by a text with fifty-six possible interpretations

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