03/03/2018 - 16/09/2018
Vernissage 02/03/2018 18h00

The Portuguese artist João Penalva creates poetic fictions, that stimulate our imagination. His visual tales, whether of an intimate character or large staged installations, combine painting, photography, video and documents; image, text and sound. His works plunge the viewer into a world that oscillates between reality and fantasy, in which the tenuous line that separates them is not always distinguishable. Within the framework of this exhibition, the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg marks its season opening on September 15, 2018, with “Fifteen dancers and Changeable Tempo” by the National Ballet of Portugal, whose artistic direction is ensured by João Penalva, the choreography being supervised by Rui Lopes Graça.

João Penalva, Men Asleep, 2014. Courtesy l'artiste et Simon Lee Gallery, Londres et Hong Kong © Photo : Rémi Villaggi / Mudam Luxembourg