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The Invisible Show [CLOSED]

An Aural Journey Through the 20th Century

The Invisible Show [CLOSED]

An Aural Journey Through the 20th Century

Curator: Delfim Sardo

Exhibition Closed

Following the Direção-Geral da Saúde [Portuguese Public Health Authority] recommendations devised to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), and according to the contingency plan in place, Culturgest informs it will be closed from January 15 until the end of the lockdown.

Since the early twentieth century visual artists have been developing sound-based projects. Whether involving the use of the voice or the construction of atmospheres, sound has provided many artists with situations for conceptual exploration, sometimes occupying an essential space in their work.

The Invisible Show seeks to map these situations, based on the project with the same  title presented by the curator in Spain and Israel, in 2007, only now in an enlarged version. Taking us back to modernist artists such as Raoul Hausmann, Luigi Russolo, Marinetti or Kurt Schwitters, the exhibition includes works by António Dias, James Lee Byars, Bruce Nauman, Luisa Cunha, Joan Jonas, Gonçalo Barreiros, Michael Snow, Julião Sarmento, Juan Muñoz and Gavin Bryars, Ricardo Jacinto, among many others.

This is a historic journey in which sound either translates into space, traps us in immersive experiences or leaves us enthralled with narratives issued by human voices.

Alongside the works currently accessible in the galleries, the exhibition also includes a set of unique happenings taking place elsewhere, inside and outside Culturgest. These events will enable us to become acquainted with Portuguese artists’ Ricardo Jacinto and Jonathan Saldanha recent proposals, as well as to witness a live concert version of A Man in a Room, Gambling, which was originally created by Gavin Bryars and Juan Muñoz.

A Exposição Invisível - SPOT
© Vera Marmelo.

26 SEP 2020
– 17 JAN 2021

Free entry on sundays until 2PM

TUE to SUN 11:00 – 18:00*

SAT 11:00 – 12:30
SUN 10:00 – 12:30

Galleries are limited to 20 visitors simultaneous + info here

*Tickets purchased to view the Invisible Show at Culturgest will give visitors access to Jonathan Saldanha Swarming Decay Carpintarias de São Lázaro and vice versa.

guided tours

10 OCT, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 NOV, 2, 5, 9, 12 DEC



Purchase in advance mandatory + info here

With the support

Antena 3


Luisa Cunha, Luigi Russolo, Raoul Hausmann, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Kurt Schwitters, On Kawara, Ceal Floyer, Julião Sarmento, Pedro Tudela, Rodney Graham, Laura Belém, Maria Thereza Alves+Jimmie Durham, Joan Jonas, Joseph Beuys, Tacita Dean, Gonçalo Barreiros, Juan Muñoz, Bruce Nauman, Ricardo Jacinto, Michael Snow, António Dias, James Lee Byars, Robert Barry, Jonathan Saldanha

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