Listening to the Waters
Museo do Dinheiro, Lisbon
Until 8 September 2018
Alex Seton's 'Deluge in a Paper Cup' 2016 (collection Fondation François Schneider) is currently on display in 'Listening to the waters' at Museo do Dinheiro, Lisbon. Exhibiting works from the Foundation François Schneider as well as contemporary Portuguese artists, the exhibition considers water as an element in which opposites collide: "a vital resource and the cause of mortal conflicts - the setting for journeys full of hope and a shameful cemetery of the abandoned; a natural threat to mankind while being irretrievably threatened by it; a symbol of life, and of death; an image of time passing, running away from us, and of the eternal source of life, the maternal womb..."
In 2016 Alex Seton was one of seven laureates of the 'Talents Contemporains' at the Fondation François Schneider, France. 'Deluge in a Paper Cup', was selected as one of 42 finalists selected from 2363 applicants across 90 countries responding to the collection's theme of 'water'.