Curator: Sandra Vieira Jürgens
The exhibition Against Abstraction has been structured around one of the main concepts of the discourse that is commonly used in the History of Art: the abstract. Using some of the works of art from the Collection of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos, the exhibition seeks to create a space for engaging in a multidirectional analysis of the concept of Abstraction, with the aim of reviewing and relativizing certainties, discovering new tensions and glimpsing new horizons.
Adopting a contemporary, thematic and non-historical perspective, the exhibition presents the abstract language of the twentieth century – which continuously oscillated between moments of crisis and their successful resolution – focusing on its multiple (and sometimes contradictory) models, as well as on the magnetic relationships, the doubts, the deviations and the interferences that arose from this confrontation. This exhibition builds conceptual bridges between the works and helps to develop a contagious and complicit relationship between these same works and their artists.
With works by
Álvaro Lapa, Ana Jotta, Ana Maria Tavares, Ana Miranda Rodrigues, Ângela Ferreira, Ângelo de Sousa, António Ole, António Palolo, Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos, Bruno Pacheco, Cruzeiro Seixas, Dick Arentz, Edgard de Souza, Eduardo Batarda, Ernesto de Sousa, Espiga Pinto, Fernanda Fragateiro, Fernando Calhau, Francisco Rocha, Gerardo Burmester, Godfrey Frankel, Isabel Pons, Jac Leirner, João Paulo Feliciano, Joaquim Rodrigo, Jorge Pinheiro, José Loureiro, José Manuel Rodrigues, Júlia Ventura, Kees Scherer, Leonel Moura, Luís Demée, Manuela Almeida, Margarida Reis, Pedro Casqueiro, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Diniz Reis, Peter Fink, Pires Vieira.