(IM)MATERIALITY: GROUP SHOW: Not a Museum
NEW OPENING HOURS
Wednesday to Friday: from 2 pm to 7 pm
Sundays and Holidays: closed
Saturdays and Other Hours: by appointment
"(IM)MATERIALITY" is curated by Graça Rodrigues, Sónia Ribeiro, Katherine Sirois, Lourenço Egreja, and Diogo Bento, and exhibits, through three distinct nuclei, a significant combination of media, ranging from painting to drawing, to sculpture, photography and installation.
The exhibition promotes a reflection on the concepts of materiality and immateriality, highlighting around 90 works by 48 artists from a wide variety of cultural and geographical origins - including Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, DRC, São Tomé and Príncipe, Burkina Faso, Namibia, Netherlands, Germany and Brazil - whose practices cross spatial and technical boundaries.
It focuses on the fascination produced by the transitory effects of matter and technique, stemming from the artistic community's current interest in exploring new materialisms, new media, and increasingly hybrid artistic genres, as well as its growing dedication to the recovery and consecration of ancestral practices of artistic creation.
Throughout the exhibition, the notion of gender ambiguity prevails. Through it, we can better understand how the authors evaluate matter and non-matter, tangibility and intangibility as a means of communication, either by expanding traditional media and narratives or by using everyday objects as a resource to build new forms.
"(IM)MATERIALITY" challenges the status quo and the significance of materiality and immateriality, which are, in this exhibition, constantly questioned and continuously redefined. It presents the work of art as a social object whose material form, far from being secondary, is instead essential to the generation of meaning.
The exhibition has the artistic direction and production of THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE - the first African gallery in Portugal that, while maintaining a deep connection with Africa, does not focus exclusively on Lusophone circles, but mainly on the emerging aesthetics of cultural artistic productions from the Global South.
Through this production, made in partnership with Art Mexto, the project Not a Museum and Carpe Diem Arte & Pesquisa, the Luso-Angolan gallery THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE presents a project which, as in previous years, aims to generate a dialogue between countries with colonial and historical affinities, reflecting on the concept of decoloniality and seeking to promote a reflection on how contemporary African art has been asserting itself on a global scale.
The exhibition will be open to the public until July 15, during which time several guided tours with the curatorial and artistic team will take place. Admission is free.
Ana Silva, António Faria, Barbara Wildenboer, Bete Marques, Cássio Markowski, Dagmar Van Weeghel, Domingos Loureiro, Ery Claver, Hennie Meyer, Januário Jano, João Dias, João Jacinto, Katharien de Villiers, Kimathi Mafafo, Kudzanai Chiurai, Gonçalo Mabunda, Luís Damião, Manuela Pimentel, Marion Boehm, Nadia Raaths, Nelo Teixeira, Nicole Rafiki, Osvaldo Ferreira, Patrick Bongoy, Paulo Climachauska, Pedro Pires, Pedro Valdez Cardoso, Raquel Belli, Remofiloe Mayisela, René Tavares, Saïdou Dicko, Sidonie Hadoux, Sofia Yala, Stephané E. Conradie, Susana Cereja, Vanessa Barragão, Vivier Kohler.
Collection of Multiples - Carpe Diem, Arte & Pesquisa
Ana Battaglia, Ângela Ferreira, Carla Cabanas, Constança Clara, Fabrizio Matos, Fernando Marante, Hector Prats Françés, José Spanhol, Joana Tejo, Mónica de Miranda, Pedro Coelho.