CURATOR: SÉRGIO MAH
GUEST ARTIST: GONÇALO BARREIROS
O Pequeno Mundo (The Small World) is a group exhibition that brings together paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and
photographs by 25 Portuguese artists, including many of the major figures from the Portuguese art scene in recent decades.
This exhibition consists of a diversified group of works that evoke one of the most distinctive features of artistic practice: the
possibility – the vocation – of creating peculiar worlds, in-between worlds, quasi-worlds, parallel alternative and projective worlds
that question the realities in which we live.
Accordingly, artists were chosen who have distinguished themselves through their profoundly idiosyncratic nature and
the way in which they construct mirror worlds, creating fields open to the imagination, exploring the transfigurative capacities
inherent in the artistic process, understood as a privileged way of transforming and converting some things into others, and
changing the status and symbolism of what is in front of us.