The fourth print edition of Contemporânea magazine explores and considers the expanded field of moving images within recent artistic praxis. It plots genealogies, contextualizes new developments made possible by the advances of digital and network technology. Cinema, video, and the internet, or more exactly the new media, exert a considerable influence on contemporary art, mirroring the questions of today’s world.
From this perspective, the moving image inescapably redefined our experience of history and time. History — a series of events animated and enhanced by several media — and time as a plastic construct, material and subject to manipulation. It has changed forms, functions, and conventions, introducing new technologies, interfaces, and mostly new perceptions regarding the state of the world and of art. The moving image is used today by artists through film, video, and new media. It is digital and portable, malleable and calculable. Editor: Celina Brás
Artists: Alexandre Estrela, Alice dos Reis, Ana Vaz, AnaMary Bilbao, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Bárbara Wagner e Benjamin de Burca, Basim Magdy, Cao Guimarães, Cecile B. Evans, Charlotte Prodger, Clara Ianni, Diana Policarpo, Diogo Evangelista, Doireann O’Malley, Elizabeth Price, Filipa César, Gabriel Abrantes, Hito Steyerl, Igor Jesus, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, João Onofre, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, Jonathas de Andrade, Julião Sarmento, Laure Prouvost, Mané Pacheco, Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela, Maria Trabulo, Mariana Silva, Maya Watanabe, Miguel Soares, Oliver Laric, Pedro Barateiro, Pedro Neves Marques, Rosa Barba, Salomé Lamas, Tacita Dean, Tamar Guimarães, Vasco Araújo, Von Calhau!, William Kentridge, among others.
Special interview with: Andrea Lissoni.
Authors: Adelaide Ginga, Alberta Romano, Alexandre Melo, AnaMary Bilbao, Carlos Vidal, Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Eduarda Neves, Estelle Nayberat; Filipa Oliveira, Hugo Canoilas, Inês Grosso, Isabel Nogueira, Isabella Lenzi, João Gaspar, Maria Beatriz Marquilhas, Marta Espiridião, Marta Mestre, Miguel Mesquita, Nicolas de Oliveira e Nicola Oxley, Nuno Crespo, Pedro Lapa, Sara Castelo Branco, Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, Sofia Lemos, Sofia Nunes, Susana Ventura.
Cover: Diana Policarpo. Death Grip, 2019. Video still from digital animation (HD, 16:9, colour). Courtesy of the artist and EDP Foundation.