musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux

Exhibition // "The Screen : Between Here and Elsewhere" //

25.06.2015 -> 09.08.2015

Vasco Araújo

La Schiava, 2015

The CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux continues its program dedicated to artists’ film and video by presenting the video La Schiava, by Portuguese artist Vasco Araujo, from June 25 to August 8.

This program is curated by, Anne-Sophie Dinant.


The Screen: Between Here and Elsewhere brings together works which focus on diverse geographies with distinct social specific features. The title also refers to the artist Harun Farocki, whose two-channel video installation Comparison via a Third, 2007, opened the programme in January 2015.



Video HD, 28.50 min.

The work of Vasco Araújo, which includes video, photography and installation, explores different artistic disciplines such as opera, dance, theatre and literature. The artist often draws inspiration from selected works, or re-appropriates them, to invent new stories.
In La Schiava (The Slave), Vasco Araújo takes his inspiration from Verdi’s famous opera Aïda and from texts relating to the history of slavery and to post-colonial theory to propose a work which remains close to the tradition of cinema while subverting its codes through a very personal investigation of the image. 
Through this composition of multiple interpretations, which immerses the viewer in a world of drama and performance, the artist proposes, amongst other things, a reflection on questions of identity and our relationship to the ever-present notion of colonialism.


Vasco Araújo was born in 1975 in Lisbon, Portugal, where he lives and works.

His work has been exhibited in recent times at MALBA - Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014;  The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, 2014; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014 ; Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France, 2013 ; Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013; Northampton Museum and Art Gallery / Abington Park Museum and Picturedrome, Northampton, United Kingdom, 2012 ;Musée d’art de Joliette, Canada, 2011; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / CAM, Lisbon, Portugal and MARCO, Contemporary Art Museum of Vigo, Spain, 2010


Anne-Sophie Dinant, Curator

-> Artist(s): This programme will continue all year long, succesively presenting artworks by Harun Farocki (Germany), Leticia Ramos (Brazil), Laure Prouvost (France), Vasco Araújo (Portugal), Alexander Apóstol (Venezuela), LaToya Ruby Frazier (USA), Derek Boshier (GB).

-> Galerie Foy-Sud, 2nd Floor
-> Disabled access
-> Price: 6,50 € (full rate) ; 3,50 € (reduced rate)

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