13 Shots brings together a body of work that explores several aspects of individual, social, and political memory. Through performative exercises co-created by the artist and the Group in the Museum’s Multipurpose Room, the intergenerational transmission of the Carnation Revolution and the photographic archive of Gulbenkian become material for enquiring how memory is passed on through vernacular stories, images, gaps, and silences that are reproduced, filled, and reimagined collectively. Rather than trying to decipher the past or resolve the present, Aimée Zito Lema’s work attempts to render visible the complexity of the processes by which memory is transmitted and materialized through different media, images, layers, and gestures of both conflict and conviviality.
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The exhibition project by Aimée Zito Lema is one of the eight chapters of the exhibition created as part of the 4Cs: from Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a cooperative project coordinated by the Universidade Católica and co-funded by the European Union’s ‘Creative Europe’ program. Developed in collaboration with the theatre group from D. Filipa de Lencastre secondary school and Grupo Teatro do Oprimido [Group Theatre of the Oppressed] of Lisbon.
Curators: Luísa Santos, Ana Cachola and Daniela Agostinho
All exhibition photo documentation: Carlos Azevedo / courtesy of Museo Calouste Gulbenkian