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Lightness or Heaviness? Saraceno vs. Kundera

"Is heaviness truly deplorable and lightness splendid?” (Kundera, 1983)In a first moment, the work of Tomás Saraceno says yes. Effectively, the lightness of his works, the incorporeal, diaphanous semblances of his fluttering pieces are appealing and inside of us they are consolidated in a desire for equality: I...

"Is heaviness truly deplorable...

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Tanto Mar: Fluxos Transatlânticos pelo Design

The exhibition Tanto Mar, Fluxos Transatlânticos pelo Design can be seen until 15 July and is part of the programs MUDE Fora de Portas and Lisbon Ibero-American Capital of Culture, in Palácio da Calheta.This exhibition has the drive to be a space of recognition, awareness and debate on the wealth...

The exhibition Tanto Mar, Flu...

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Exhibition Locus19

Locus19 is a brief exhibition which follows an unusual model within the Portuguese praxis regarding the occupation of expectant spaces. In a city like Lisbon, prone to mass tourism, events like this constitute an escape to the typical and monotonous experiences of big metropolis.Sixteen artists,...

Locus19 is a brief exhibition ...

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The life and death of public things

The respect for private memory surpasses the respect for public memory. Between the residence, the home, the house, and the square, the objects of the past safeguard a distinct survival for each one.In the private domain, the halls and rooms are the preferential spots of exhibition...

The respect for private memory...

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Tatiana Macedo at Culturgest Porto. Esgotaram-se os nomes para as tempestades

The room of Culturgest Porto has become, until 20 May, a plateau of reflection on the individual, the society, the human relations and the cultural conditions.With the renowned curator, theorist and critic Delfim Sardo at the helm, the ever so typical architectural features of the historic building are now in the area consigned to its...

The room of Culturgest Porto...

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No meio do caminho tinha um osso, tinha um osso no meio do caminho – or the expeditionary adventure of Pedro Valdez Cardoso

The history of the contemporary art has been acknowledging a generalized appropriationist trend in the artistic practice field, dwelling – repeatedly, it must be said – on the incorporation of the archeologic, ethnographic, cartographic, documental or archival imagery. Indeed, the contemporary artist has been, eagerly...

The history of the contemporar...

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