Vasco Araújo: Under the Influence of Psyche


This publication of Power Plant Pages was produced in conjunction with the show Vasco Araújo: Under the Influence of Psyche, curated by Julia Paoli, organised by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and presented 28 June - 1 September 2014.

The exhibition of new and recent work by Portuguese artist Vasco Araújo explored the artist’s ongoing interest in the human condition. Working across media, Araújo draws upon Western traditions in opera, dance, theatre, and literature in order to introduce divergent readings on such cultural histories. In so doing, Araújo wrests and confronts these historical references in order to question both contemporary notions of representation and the writing and canonization of history. He offers instead a body of work that suggests that history, rather than closed or finished narrative, has the ability to be renewed and reread.

Design: Pata Macedo

Product Information

  • Author(s): Vasco Araújo
  • Publisher: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Year: 2016
  • ISBN: 978-1-894212-45-8
  • Pages: 111
  • Illustrations: Colour
  • Dimensions: 15 cm x 19.5 cm
  • Availability: In Stock