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

Earthly, interdict, interiority.

At first sight, I did not feel a great affinity between the authors and the artworks presented, at least an affinity that went beyond the Painting format or pictorial thinking. Likewise, it did not seem to me that there was also a great gap between the proposals, a gap that goes beyond very different processes,… Continue reading

NEW BABYLONS

-Do you know it? Where is it? What is its name? -It has neither name nor place. I shall repeat the reason why I described it to you: from the number of imaginable cities we must exclude those whose elements are assembled without a connecting thread, an internal rule, a perspective, a discourse. They are… Continue reading

DIALOGUE(S) WITH A UNIVERSONAUTA

DIALOGUE(S) WITH A UNIVERSONAUTA is a curatorial exercise by Helena Mendes Pereira which gathers the artworks of Volker Schnüttgen (born in 1961) and Domingos Loureiro (born in 1977). More than an exhibition, DIALOGUE(S) WITH A UNIVERSONAUTA is a curatorial meeting and exercise of the conceptual transferability between the artworks of Volker Schnüttgen and Domingos Loureiro,… Continue reading

UTOPIA

For this is the truth: I have left the house of the scholars and slammed the door behind me. Too long did my soul sit hungry at their table; I have not been schooled, as they have, to crack knowledge as one cracks nuts. I love freedom and the air over fresh soil; I would… Continue reading

CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS gathers in zet gallery in Braga a set of authors who privilege art on paper, seeing it not only as a medium, but also as a space which makes the development of installations possible: paper is the object and the works of Art combine themselves in differentiating assembly solutions to defy architecture… Continue reading

SINGULAR PACE

Art is not a process of exclusion by trends, but rather a process of requalification and reinvention by modes. The selection of artists enrolled in or recently graduated from the Fine Arts College in Lisbon, who make up the collective exhibition SINGULAR PACE, emerges during the 2018 Opening Galleries (GA-AB) edition, that took place on… Continue reading