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Miguel Palma

Assembly Line at The Gulbenkian: An Interview With Miguel Palma

by Paddy Johnson on June 21, 2011
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If awards were doled out for exhibition size, the Gulbenkian in Lisbon Portugal, would land one for their latest Miguel Palma show. On view through July 3rd, “Assembly Line” isn’t billed as a mid-career retrospective, even though what’s on display is already far more than the average artist produces in a life time. If Palma wasn’t already known for his prolific studio practice his now. The show also achieves much the same result as a mid-career retrospective, the arranged objects illuminating the artist’s process and enduring concerns; his tendency to work on many piece at once (it would appear one idea has never sparked less than ten others); his interest in the artificial and the real as represented by nature and technology; and yes, an unwavering interest in play.

As Palma is a good friend of the blog, I’m likely biased, but “Assembly Line” is also the best solo museum show I’ve seen Lisbon. As such, I thought I’d chat with Palma about his exhibition. We talked about art, life, and cigar torpedos.

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Miguel Palma: In Image We Trust

by Will Brand on January 4, 2011
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Miguel Palma: In Image We Trust Date: THURSDAY, JANUARY 6TH 2011 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 2011 Venue: Nicholas Robinson Gallery, 535 West 20th Street The Lisbon-based artist—who has been featured in our masthead here at AFC—makes his New York solo debut. Palma generally works in large-scale systems, often dabbling in found objects. The brilliance of it is that Palma’s fluid […]

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In Our Masthead: Miguel Palma

by Art Fag City on March 4, 2009

Miguel Palma, Art Fag City, Paddy Johnson
Miguel Palma, Clarity, 2008, Natural History Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Artist’s Biography

Born in 1964, Miguel Palma is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. His work explores matters related with the world's hurried technological development, proposing alternative (and ironic) paths to this hunger of new. Selected previous venues include the Berardo Museum, Lisbon; the Serralves Museum, Oporto; Prospect.1 — New Orleans Art Biennial; and Location One, New York.

Palma is represented by Baginsky, Lisbon. His show Comma 01 will open in Bloomberg Space London March 4, 2009, and in the Spring of 2009 he will be at the Headlands Residency — Center for the Arts, completing a two month residency.

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