This exhibition resulted from a collaboration between the artist Nuno Cera and Barbas Lopes Arquitectos. Part of a cycle of projects combining photography and architecture, the show was due to address the topic of theatre. Thalia Theatre in Lisbon, designed by Barbas Lopes Arquitectos, was chosen as the setting for this joint venture. On the other hand, Nuno Cera produced work about Abraxas, a housing complex designed by Ricardo Boffil, on the outskirts of Paris, with three parts: the Palace, the Ark, and the Theatre. The exhibition comprised a silkscreened image, a video projection, and a soundtrack, all from Abraxas. This tripod was set according to the geometry of the two buildings. In the end, contents and container – Abraxas and Thalia – fused into a single “mise-en-scène.” 

Date: 2014 | Location: Lisbon, Portugal | Client: BES Arte & Finança | Curator: Nuno Crespo | Architecture: Patrícia Barbas, Diogo Lopes | Artist: Nuno Cera
Photography: Nuno Cera | Area: 335 m2 | Budget: N/A