The DeepZoom Paula Rego – the 1970s project was conceived at the same time as the The 1970s – Folk Tales and Other Stories exhibition, which was presented at the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego between September 2010 and January 2011. The 1970s were a fundamental time for research, investigation and introspection in Paula Rego’s career. We find here previously unseen work which goes far beyond illustration. This was an extraordinary opportunity to show an almost unknown phase of Paula Rego’s work, to deepen knowledge about its origins and investigate its fictional many possibilities, thereby carrying out one of the museum’s fundamental objectives. Thanks to Microsoft Portugal’s support in this project, a unique instrument for knowledge and reflection has been created. The DeepZoom Paula Rego – the 1970s project widens the exhibition context, and provides a new way to experience images, helping to spread information about Paula Rego’s work, which can be visited in Portugal, at the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego in Cascais.
Ana Ruivo, Portugal
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Completed a post-graduate course in Art History from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon. She was a regular contributor in the Visual Arts review sections in the newspaper Expresso and the magazine Op, and was a Visual Arts consultant for the TV programme Câmara Clara. She is a member from AICA’s Portuguese section since 2009.
She has also worked with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation and the Millennium bcp Foundation in the areas of Exhibition/Curating and Education. She is currently a consultant at the Paula Rego Casa das Histórias – Paula Rego Foundation in the areas of Exhibition/Curating, Publications and Auditorium.