06TH > 26TH FEBRUARY I BELAS-ARTES GALLERY
Adam Zaretzky, Alex Warmouth, Ânia Pais, Crystal Kershaw, Dalila Honorato, Diana Aires, Eira Tapio, Ellen Wetmore, Gato Aleatório, Hege Tapio, Henry Wang, Jeff Warmouth, Marne Lucas, Mark Lipton, Marta de Menezes, Molly Ashley, Narae Jin, Rita Wang, Tiago Costa
2ª a 6ª › 11h–19h
monday to friday › 11am to 7pm
Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed in a process called composting. It is a process of recycling various organic materials, also considered waste and produces a soil conditioner (compost).
This year’s exhibition in the Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Lisbon has a dual title as the word compost has a complexity of meanings that are relevant to the cohesiveness of the show as a whole, but also as a composite of artworks that have profound meaning by themselves. Com(post) implies a process of transformation, and this year Cultivamos Cultura is reflecting very much about transformation. The unavoidability of changes is a constant awareness we have throughout our lives, through the times that we live now. Compost and composite, composition, Com(posto) [translated here as possibly: with parts, made of parts, with and put] is an exhibition about cycles, about transformation and becoming something else, something that will encourage growth new beginnings, better beginnings. As we become aware of the need to change in our world, in our planet in our lives it feels necessary to remember that life is a dynamic process. That life is a consistent process of transformation and adaptation, that we must think of it as a somewhat process of composting. Art, more than any other human endeavour can show and be itself a reflection of this cycle as life and therefore the best way to remember the process of being something different, something else, something more, or something less, composing what we will need for a potential future. This year’s exhibition is com(posed) of a small series of works from different artists that makes rethink what we can become.