exposição ecos – cultivamos cultura
9 > 25 FEBRUARY 2023 | GALERIA BELAS-ARTES
On the 9th of february, at 5pm, at the Galeria of the Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, will take place the opening of the exhibition “ECOS”.
Open from the 9th to the 25th of february, monday to saturday, 11am – 7pm
Cristina Azevedo Tavares
Marta de Menezes
Ecos [Echoes] is an exhibition that brings together different artistic languages that explore a constant resonating of narratives, referring to a common place – the space of Cultivamos Cultura, in the territory of São Luís, Odemira.
In different occasions, this group of artists developed different ways to listen to the traces of stories embedded in this place. These threads are divided and repeated, waiting to become perceptible again. Through their own perspective, these artists reinterpret all these layers of the territory, through a relationship of exchange with our surroundings, leading to the creation of new whispers.
By digging through this collective imaginary, images are revealed at different times, in an agglomeration that conceives reliefs and textures soaked in instability. Gestures of esteem and tender care are repeated, collecting and preserving fragments of the mundane, to be possible, later on, to transcribe and translate them. The landscapes are felt through internal dialogues that guide the weaving of patchwork quilts – the result of taking, giving, and giving back. The scales are inverted and the structures are revisited in order to become inhabitable, in a process that reveals hidden patterns, proper of cyclic observation. And so, we gradually come closer to each other, inviting other life forms into a conversation. In a constant rhythm in which we receive to give something in return, in a dialogue that fades but does not disappear.
Artworks by André Araújo & Nuno Sousa | Andreia D’Oliveira | Diana Mordido Aires | Eileen Ryan | Felipe Shibuya | Gabriela Punín Burneo | Julee Pinto | Marthin Rozo | Paula Bruna & Silvia Renda | Sally Santiago