Monika Merva

"Origin of Emotions"

Origin of Emotions

Life is combined with hope and faith. To live is to hold both in your mind and heart, giving you the ability to keep on going forward even when you know death is the end of life. Making photographs allows me to contextualize my faith in the world. My intention is to make images that compel the viewer to reflect and deepen his own understanding of the world, to look intently and intimately at one’s surroundings and relationships. I photograph subjects that are quiet, yet evoke an emotional intensity. In contemplating this series, I am confronted with the uneasy sense that this body of work is as much about beginnings as it is about endings, life and death. It is about securing my own memories and capturing an image of the people and moments that have affected me. Through my interests and feelings I intend to provoke you to search and feel. Part of the colective exhibition of the "Dear Sir" agency called We Are All Made Of Scars.

Monastery of Tibães

Rua do Mosteiro - Mire de Tibães

The Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães, former Motherhouse of the English Benedictine Congregation, was acquired by the Portuguese State in 1986 and assigned to the Portuguese...

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Business Hours

Terça-Feira a Domingo | Tuesday to Sunday | 10h00—19h00

Winter time: (from the 24th of October) : 10h00 - 18h00

Institutional Partners

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