Solo Exhibition 12th of April until 13th of May 2017
Museu de Historia Natural e Ciencia
Photos of Sculpture by José Manuel Vasconcelos
(…) Located in the atrium of the museum, the large sculpture directly references the space. The height of the atrium encompasses several floors in its centre. Beyond the centre, marked by columns, the ground floor connects openly to surrounding walkways and adjacent spaces. This architecture creates interconnected and seemingly stacked spaces of varying shapes and sizes. It is a generous and impactful, yet clear and functional architecture, which Martim Brion thoughtfully mirrors in his work.
Rubicon is an inversion of the empty space, created by reflecting the spatial limitations around it and feeding them loosely back into its shape. Three cube-like blocks, of varying shapes and sizes just like the space itself, the smaller two of them stacked, sit in the atrium communicating with one another, as well as with the space and with the museum’s visitors: Their harmonic colour accord is a dialogue of very distinct tones, their shapes are a materialised answer to the space, and their constellation interacts with the people entering the atrium and moving around between them. (…) Full Text.