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Emanuel Pimenta: Souls

Portrait of contemporary famous and anonymous

SOULS is a photographic essay that connects people from different cultures in different places of the world: artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, philosophers, architects, lawyers, musicians, anthropologists, and the anonymous. all them forming a constellation sharing a common axis: the Zeitgeist, the spirit of the time. The work is a result of Pimenta’s multiple encounters since the 1970s with famous and anonymous persons of the 20th and early 21st century who have left their mark on their environment as well as in art and cultural parameters, and that have looked at the world with creative and generously human soul.

SOULS includes the words of Mahabharata, John Cage, Alvar Aalto, Theodor Adorno, Woody Allen, Guillaume Appollinaire, Louis Aragon, Hanna Arendt, Rudolf Arnheim, Jean Arp, Antonin Artaud, Gaston Bachelard, Pablo Picasso, and Joseph Beuys.

This work is dedicated to Lucrezia de Domizio Durini, international cultural producer, writer, curator, publisher, patron, and authority on Joseph Beuys.


Exhibition April 2014 (TBA) Baahng & Company 790 Madison Avenue, NYC Tel 212 255 2177 WEBSITE Thank you, Jennifer Baahng


SOULS  four volume book collection available at Amazon Introduction by Pilar Parcerisas


Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta is internationally known as a musician, architect, writer, photographer and intermedia artist, and greatly admired by personalities who have written about his work – John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Merce Cunningham, René Berger, Daniel Charles, Dove Bradshaw, Phill Niblock, William Anastasi among others.

Pimenta has received several international prizes, has published more than fifty books and many electronic books, and thirty audio compact disks. His works are included in international art collections and institutions such as the Whitney Museum of New York, the ARS AEVI Contemporary Art Museum, the Biennale of Venice, the Computer Art Museum of Seattle, the Kunsthaus of Zurich, the Durini Contemporary Art Collection, the Bibliotèque Nationale of Paris and the MART – Modern Art Museum of Rovereto and Trento among others. Pimenta’s works are also included in the Universalis Encyclopedia Britannica (since 1991), in the Sloninsky Baker’s Music Dictionary (Berkeley), the Charles Hall’s Chronology of the Western Classical Music, as well as in the All Music Guide – The Expert’s Guide to the Best CDs.

His compositions have been performed by legendary musicians – John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Maurizio Barbetti, Audrey Riley and the Manhattan Quartet among others.

Pimenta collaborated with John Cage as a commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham from 1985 until Cage’s death in 1992. He composed for Merce Cunningham for more than twenty years, until Cunningham’s death in 2009.

In the early 1980s Emanuel Pimenta coined the concept of virtual architecture and designed the first virtual planet in history. He is also founder and director of the Arts, Sciences and Technology Foundation – Observatory, in Trancoso, Portugal. He is co-founder and director of the HOLOTOPIA Academy, on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Pimenta lives in Locarno, Switzerland, New York and Lisbon.


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