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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 God of Carnage descends to Trindade

In O Deus da Carnificina [God of Carnage], the actors could be trapped in any room, akin to the Big Brother phenomenon translated into those horror flicks in which we expectantly wait to know who is going to be the last survivor of the “house”, or when the cannibalism...

In O Deus da Carnificina [God...

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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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