Curator: Sérgio Mah
Invited artist: Gonçalo Barreiros
This guided tour will be led by Sérgio Mah and Gonçalo Barreiros, respectively the curator and the guest artist of The Small World, who will tell us a little about how this exhibition came into being. Based on the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection, it casts a glance at one of the most distinctive faculties of artistic practice: the possibility – the vocation – for creating peculiar worlds, between-worlds, quasi-worlds, parallel worlds, alternative and projective worlds that appeal to the realities in which we live. In this context a diversified range of worlds and artists will be presented, distinguished by their profoundly idiosyncratic character, by the way in which they construct mirror universes, fields open to the imagination, exploring the transfigurative capacities that are inherent in the artistic process, understood as a privileged way of transforming and converting some things into others, of changing the status and the symbolics of what stands before us.