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, this exhibition is postponed. New opening date will be announce soon.
Curator: Delfim Sardo
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 place in their work.
The Invisible Show seeks to map these situations, based on the project with the same name 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, Vito Acconci, Michael Snow, Julião Sarmento, Juan Muñoz, Janet Cardiff and Ricardo Jacinto, among many others.
This is a historical journey in which sound is used to sculpt the space, envelop us or cause us to plunge deep into the narratives suggested by the human voice.
Luisa Cunha, Kurt Schwitters, Raoul Hausmann, Luigi Russolo, On Kawara, Ceal Floyer, Julião Sarmento, Rodney Graham, Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Joan Jonas, James Lee Byars, Marinetti, Pedro Tudela, Laura Belém, António Dias, Tacita Dean, Maria Thereza Alves + Jimmie Durham, Juan Muñoz, Robert Barry, Ricardo Jacinto, Jonathan Saldanha (Carpintarias de São Lázaro), Bruce Nauman, Michael Snow