SUFOCO (I can't breathe)
The work by these four artists from Atelier Contencioso (in existence since 2015) has emerged from the lockdown and is an engagement with the idea of the unheimlich, a proposal based on Sigmund Freud’s 1919 text (furthermore published towards the end of the pandemic of his day): what is simultaneously not familiar or familiar, triggering our own sense of uneasiness. The setting for our discomfort is within our own home – the limit (in all senses of the word) of where we have tried to re- exist in recent times.
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CONTINGERE is the Latin root of “contingency,” “contact,” and “contagious.”
Gathering nine artists at Cisterna Gallery, the exhibition is one of the many contingencies that characterize our current moment. Although the pieces don’t necessarily respond to the pandemic or were produced during the crisis, we find in them now unavoidable questions. Contact with the skin and body, the theme of Maya Weishof and Zoë Sua Kay’s paintings, has become as important as dangerous. Susana Anágua’s installations suggest the impossibility of work, and the weight of absence and distance. Ana Fonseca’s cupcakes remind us of the suspension of pleasure. The house appears as refuge and cage in the works of Bettina Vaz Guimarães and Liene Bosquê. Jorge Leal’s drawings evoke our longing for open horizons. We see nature as both cure and threat in João Távora’s pieces, and nature not as menacing but as endangered reality in Miguel Santos’ photographs. More than provocations intrinsic to the works, these and other readings derive from our contaminated gaze that projects pandemic perceptions onto what we see. Contingere accepts this pandemic vision without romanticizing or downplaying the impact of the disease.
Galeria Cisterna presents INQUIETAÇÃO (Restlessness), a set of works by Manuela Pimentel and JAS gathered under the curatorship of Tatiana Engelbrecht.
The exhibition celebrates the Gallery's first anniversary and will remain open until May 6.
Álvaro Rosendo presents, in the Cisterna Gallery, version 2.0 of “Aos Meus Amores.
On January 11, 2020, the day of its inauguration, the moments it took to take its image are measured in decades, and the artist now presents the result of exhaustive work in the selection, digitization and treatment of the negative archive (1979-2000), as well as a selection of digital parts made from 2000 onwards. The centerpiece of the exhibition will feature over 600 images spanning 40 years of photography.
Curated by Luís Gouveia Monteiro, the first presentation of this essential archive by the Lisbon zeigeist of the 1980s and 1990s is a unique catalog of those times of freedom and creativity and documents the behind-the-scenes and creative processes of names such as Xutos & Pontapés, Maria João Pires, Sérgio Godinho, Peste & Sida, Carlos Paredes, Radio Macau and Madredeus and the founding of key projects such as the Independente, Já and Espelho newspapers, Galeria Monumental and Maumaus Photography School.
Cecília Corujo | Juliana Julieta | Maia Horta
In limbo. In a time in suspension, liquid, in permanent transit. A time between times, between past and present, which shaves, which erases its origins to try to seize the world, always with eyes turned inward.