BPM 2020/1: Antre/Antechamber/Antecâmara – Inês d´Orey

May 8, 7 pm
Bioskop Balkan
Braće Jugovića 16, Belgrade

Curated by Ana Matos

Arvo Pärt’s violin and piano spawned, in 1978, Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror), a melody for two instruments that gathers together simplicity, innocence and purity. It resembles an ascent, the coming together of the violin solo and the three piano notes; the composition becomes the sound of a guardian angel. In Pärt’s own words, he described the piece as returning home after being away. There are some images that bring us back to music, to the poetics of that supreme, universal and eternal art, because they touch us in our most intimate and hidden self. Inês d´Orey’s Antecâmara (Antechamber) takes us to that unspeakable world, where lexicon and symbols are of a different nature. They express the emptiness we feel in waiting, the search for our own angel like Pärt’s piano that, also as a mirror, can take us elsewhere, waiting in a suspended time and space. Occasionally the human presence indirectly becomes protagonist in these photos, the viewer is invited to wander through these narratives that are the composition of selected works from a number of different series by the artist, and where one can hear, at a distance, the lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes:

Oh I wish I could hear a nevermore
Saying life will be forever this way
The waiting is over
And in the spring I’ll hear
Someone calling out for me.

Ana Matos

This exhibition has been organised through the essential support of Camões, I.P that supports artist mobility, by which Portuguese artist Ines d’Orey is able to participate in Belgrade Photo Month Festival.


The exhibition will run until 3rd June, 2021

Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation nobody can enter the Gallery without wearing a mask as required by the Rep of Serbia regulations.

Visiting hours:
Tue – Fri / 14 – 19h
Sat – Sun / 12 – 15h