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Impressive glass sculptures, made by Ioan Nemțoi, exhibited at the Carriage Museum in Lisbon

The “NEMȚOI” exhibition, organized by the Romanian Embassy in the Portuguese Republic, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Lisbon, the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, the General Directorate of Portuguese Cultural Heritage (DGPC) and the National Museum of Carriages (…) includes 61 glass sculptures by the artist Ioan Nemțoi.(…)

The impressive glass objects will be inserted, according to a curatorial decree signed by him, among the museum’s permanent exhibits.

“Oscillating between fragility and resistance over time, between liquid and solid state, glass is a matter full of contradictions, this very versatility being a pretext for endless debates. As an artist, I express myself through glass, I try to exploit the technical possibilities as much as possible, I explore its different poses, I push its limits, hoping that the result will be as passionate for the viewer as the entire creative process is for me”

Ioan Nemțoi

MNCoches is the largest museum institution with this profile in the world and one of the most visited Portuguese museums at the moment. The building, with a huge area, has a bold, deeply innovative structure with many spaces to visit and walk, and is located near the Jerónimos complex and the Belém Cultural Center, in the most touristic area of ​​Lisbon. The current building of MNCoches (inaugurated on May 23, 2015) is the work of the great Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Pritzker laureate in 2006. From an institutional point of view, MNCoches is the heir of the old Riding School founded by King João V in 1726, transformed on May 23, 1905 into the Royal Carriage Museum at the initiative of Queen Dona Amélia of Orléans and Bragança. Far from being just a museum, depository of an impressive collection of carriages and artifacts related to the field of equestrian arts, it has several cores among which we mention: riding school, riding school, library, archive, multimedia auditorium, conservation and restoration laboratory.

Source: ICR

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