2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle

“2 or 3 choses que je sais d’elle” is the name of a film that Jean-Luc Godard (FR, 1930) directed in 1966, the same year as “Masculin féminin” and “Made in USA” and after a series of productions in which the Nouveau Réalisme, from which the Nouvelle Vague cinema derives, attentive to the social condition… Continue reading

ABOUT TODAY

ABOUT TODAY João Louro (b.1963) is one of the most original Portuguese artists of his generation. One of the best, I venture. “ABOUT TODAY” is the individual exhibition that zet gallery thought and created with him and that shows the premonitory and reflective character of his work. In a selection of about ten and a… Continue reading

SÃO VICENTE CÁ FORA

SÃO VICENTE CÁ FORA: OTHER WAYS TO INTERVENE IN THE CITY In the vicinity of the National Pantheon and even in a time of pandemic, Lisbon thinks and acts on its public space. These days, in plain sight, the artistic intervention of Alberto Rodrigues Marques, Henrique Palmeirim and Hugo Castilholinks the concepts of art, sustainability,… Continue reading

PROTOTYPES: TRIAL MECHANISMS

Yes, it was necessary to start over and the plague did not forget anyone for a long time. During the month of December, it burned the breasts of our fellow citizens, lit the oven, populated the camps of shadows with empty hands, and hasn’t stopped making progress in its patient and syncopated step. The authorities… Continue reading

TROPICAL WORKSHOP

We often talk about art, as if it were a concept that is poured equally into all societies, just like water or the sun. Water, anywhere in the world, gets wet and the sun warms up. But art is not an earthly asset, but a symbolic construction that we adapt to our needs for tribal… Continue reading

THE CONSPIRACY OF ART

In 1996, Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) in “Le complot de l’art” (The conspiracy of art)¹ begins a process of criticism and reflection on the paths of contemporary art and the so-called avant-garde that focuses on the fact that Art has lost its illusory capacity, feeding on itself and becoming trans esthetic as society as a whole…. Continue reading

A VIDA É UM EMARANHADO DE NÓS

LIFE IS AN ENTANGLEMENT is the second exhibition resulting from the partnership between zet gallery and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. The selection of the artists was made from the participants in the 2019 edition of GA-AB (Open Galleries) by a jury composed of Joana Meneses Fernandes (Braga Culture 2030… Continue reading

PALIMPSESTS

Rosa Montero (born in 1951) wrote: “Culture is a palimpsest and we all write about what others have already written.”¹ Palimpsest comes from the original ancient Greek and it means rewriting, scraping and writing over a parchment or a papyrus that, between the seventh and twelfth centuries, had already been scraped with pumice stone to… Continue reading