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Acta Diurna

Nuno Nunes-Ferreira

4 november 2011 > 10 january 2012

Memory is the main concept of work´s Nuno Nunes-Ferreira and it´s in past where that can be found all new ideas to develop it. Looking for an aesthetic of beauty in cruel images from our collective past, the work´s Nuno Nunes-Ferreira aims for a reflection in different world history episodes, human beings and moments that time has tried to vanish and sometimes deny.

The exposure takes the title from the written tables that were used during the year 69 B.C. by Julius Caesar to inform to all the empire about the social and political events mot important. The record day was probably the first newspaper created.

Around the year 1440 Gutenberg invents the modern printing, which makes possible a faster printing and the divulgation of books and texts. This important historical event was the starting of the record day, and created a fast divulgation of ideas and knowledge that characterized and were the engine of the Renaissance era. Nowadays the diaries have turned to be a way of mass communication, enabling the creation of thousands of millions of print diaries each day around the world. Starting from the idea of massive divulgation of information and images, Nuno Nunes-Ferreira makes a reflection and a critic about the impact that news has nowadays in each one of us and how the transmitters transmit information, usually mediating, lying or, if not, censuring , and how al this diary information is interpreted by us as and quickly forgotten.

As a usual reader of newspapers, the artist has took profit of that personal moments of pause and chilling that the lecture of a diary gives to collect during almost a year all the newspapers which are the base of the exposure, either by cropping titles and images, or by the use of paper as a prime material, or the investigation and elaboration of works by introducing antique ways of printing, and mediated news that have been shaping our history.