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Rúben Almeida Pinto at the MIDAC – opening photos

6 May
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Rúben Almeida Pinto at the MIDAC – opening

5 May

Terra dell’Arte and the MIDAC Museum, remind to all their friends that tonight, Sunday 5th of May, at 6:00 pm, at the former church of Saint Sebastian, in the historical center of Belforte del Chienti, will be the opening of “Houdini and the formula for crossing walls” by Rúben Almeida Pinto (Portugal/Italy).
We await many of you like always.

Rúben Almeida Pinto at the MIDAC – final preparations

4 May

Tomorrow, Sunday 5 May at 6.00 pm, MIDAC Museum, former church of San Sebastiano, historic center of Belforte del Chienti
“Houdini and the formula for crossing walls” by Rúben Almeida Pinto.

Rúben Almeida Pinto at the MIDAC – Alfonso Caputo’s text

30 Apr

“Houdini and the formula for crossing walls” by Rúben Almeida Pinto

The search of the expression is more natural when the medium has been clearly chosen.

In the case of Rúben Almeida Pinto, the choice of the expressive medium was as spontaneous as it was perfectly responsive to his character and his way of being.

Photography is inherent in his artistic research, like a dress that does not need to be finished off to be worn.

In his case, talking about photography means talking about films, acids, darkroom. All things that come from a remote past that becomes present in his work.

In this project by Rúben Almeida Pinto the conceptual force is combined with the practical realization in a harmonic flow that transforms words into images giving them a value enhanced by the construction.

There is no trace of instinct, but the whole process is a conscious transformation of the idea into the matter.

From the idea to the project, from the project to the execution. Each phase is measured with serene awareness veiled only, sometime, by the legitimate anxiety of having the final result in one’s hands.

The work of this young artist, who builds the image in the darkroom after having molded it into reality, shaping every photograph in fact twice, it is artistic, but also it is very artisanal.

The theme of this path is delicate and profound often considered to be linked to the current time, but present in the human society since its beginnings.

It is the theme of exclusion/inclusion, of the ability/inability to cross the wall of the indifference.

The reference to a character like Houdini, wrap in magic an to much concrete and lacerating theme.

The paradox, the ability, the amazement and even the tale are elements that can be more incisive and effective than a direct and material elements.

The metaphor, poetic translation of human thought, is alive and captures the attention in the expectation of knowing if even this time Houdini will succeed in accomplishing his task.

Certainly Rúben has succeeded, with a humble and tenacious work of introspection and a constant enhancement of his technical abilities, to build something different from the ordinary that will leave a deep trace in those who will want to discover his personal formula for crossing walls.

Alfonso Caputo
Artistic Director of MIDAC Museum
May 2019, Belforte del Chienti

Rúben Almeida Pinto at the MIDAC

29 Apr

The artistic season of this 2019 of the MIDAC Museum in Belforte del Chienti, continues with the third event of the year “Houdini and the formula for crossing walls” by Rúben Almeida Pinto (Portugal/Italy). The exhibition, curated by Terra dell’Arte and with the patronage of the Municipality of Belforte del Chienti, will be held in the former church of Saint Sebastian in the historical center of Belforte del Chienti, from Sunday, May 5th to Sunday, June 9th.

Rúben Almeida Pinto, was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1992. He lives in Belforte del Chienti, Italy. He is one of the official photographers of the Terra dell’Arte and the MIDAC Museum. He is a musician, he plays the piano he studied at the Coimbra Conservatory, and he is a photographer.

He has exhibitions in Italy, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay and Holland.

Winner of second prize in the international competition “Woodemotions” in Verona, Italy, in 2013 and awarded, in 2014, he arrives photographer of the year at the international Mulafoco award in Uruguay.

… In his case, talking about photography means talking about films, acids, darkroom. All things that come from a remote past that becomes present in his work …”

(Alfonso Caputo)

Opening Sunday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m.
with the presence of the artist
former church of Saint Sebastian
historical center of Belforte del Chienti
info: terradellarte@gmail.com / +39 0733 906 405 / +39 348 809 2784