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Clarity

“The hours that hold the figure run their course within the house of the dream.” Walter Benjamin (in One-Way Street)  In 2019, Leonor Hipólito held two exhibitions at different Sá da Costa venues. In the gallery of the bookstore, where she showed the project Que permanecendo sem ser,...

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It’s blood, it’s universe

Gilda Nunes Barata has recently reissued through Lello the book Saudade, in a trilingual version (Portuguese, English and Spanish). A version that is much improved when compared to the 2001 counterpart, with the title “O que é a saudade, querido José Maria”.The current book’s hardcover and format, larger than...

Gilda Nunes Barata has recen...

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The voice of silence

When we visit Manuel Rosa’s anthological exhibition at the National Society of Fine Arts, we are at first affected, impressed, impregnated by the transparent silent curtain of the 66 exhibited works.Albeit the profusion of materials used – limestone, clay, plaster, bronze, iron, moulding sand, glass, etc. – and despite their thematic and formal diversity, these sculptures coexist harmoniously in...

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Open Work

Mariana Dias Coutinho is exhibiting, until 11 June, in the gallery of Livraria Sá da Costa, eleven pieces gathered under the unusual title Oh si cariño.Eleven floor-and-wall sculptures with a blatant procedural independence, grouped under the title’s erotizing metaphor, address conditions related with the body,...

Mariana Dias Coutinho is exhib...

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