Conditional Fictive Objects in Contemporary Sculpture Practice

  • Rajaa Paixão FBAUL / CIEBA Lisboa, Portugal
Keywords: Contemporary Sculpture Practice


This article presents an overview of a body of sculptural works developed for a practice-based research in Fine Arts. The research investigates contemporary sculpture as fictive object through subjectivity and its understanding in postmodernist theory, using real and imagined narratives as a catalyst. It adopts a reflective practice methodology to scrutinise the course of sculpture making when created under conditional spatiotemporal circumstances, with the primary objective of deepening the understanding of sculpture as (fictive) object and delineate its possible roles.

Author Biography

Rajaa Paixão, FBAUL / CIEBA Lisboa, Portugal

Lebanese-Portuguese visual artist based in Lisbon. Ongoing practice-based PhD in Fine Arts—Sculpture. Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Centro de Investigação e de Estudos em Belas-Artes (CIEBA), Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes, 1249-058 Lisboa, Portugal

How to Cite
Paixão, R. (2020). Conditional Fictive Objects in Contemporary Sculpture Practice. CAP - Public Art Journal, 2(1), 101 - 109.