Ana Fernandes … and the Jewel That Was a Jewel Now Is Asa

Coordination – Maria de Fátima Pimenta

Sculptor, jeweler and object creator Ana Fernandes exhibits for the first time at MNSR some of her pieces inspired by everyday elements that the artist collected throughout her life. The artist composes pieces of sculpture that reflect an atmosphere of affections and places, ensuring that their previous utilitarian function is not lost during the process. Abstract combinations function as memory echoes that interact in the present. The pieces, created from materials such as steel, aluminum, galvanized sheet metal or steel mesh, subvert the content of the work and elevate the everyday object to an artistic and museum object, similar to the Duchampian work that influences it.