Vhils Studio and Galeria Vera Cortês are proud to announce the opening of Vhils’ new solo show in Lisbon, Portugal.
“Fenestra” is the culmination of a project Vhils began developing in 2014, shooting everyday street views in cities where he worked all over the world, including Beijing, Cincinnati, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Macau, Mexico City, Paris, and Shanghai, among others.
Now, at Galeria Vera Cortês, fragments of those same cities are projected on the four walls of a contained indoor space creating an immersive installation called “City Slow Motion”. According to an image-carousel logic, the cities appear one after the other, interlinked in a never-ending journey.
Forcing spectators into a slowed-down version of urban reality, this installation produces a confrontation with ideas and concepts of time and space, leading to an experience that can be simultaneously uncomfortable and soothing, while raising awareness about the effect we have on our surroundings, and that they, in turn, have on us.
– Alexandre Farto aka Vhils
Galeria Vera Cortês
Exhibition dates: 14 May – 12 June, 2021
Opening: 14 May: 2pm – 9pm
Galeria Vera Cortês Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 2 pm to 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm; 2pm to 7pm
Rua João Saraiva 16, 1o (Alvalade)
1700-250 Lisbon, Portugal