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2017-06-01
2017-08-20
Curatorship: Rui Afonso Santos

LOVE VS POWER?

INFRACÇÕES: LUISA CODER + JOSÉ RUSSEL

The Infracções collective, created in 1987 bringing together the designers Luisa Coder and José Russell, has adopted a unique position, even at international level, with a practice of Product Design (or should we call it Anti Product Design?) with mature content that is consistently political and philosophical, demanding and utopian.

A clear humanistic anti-liberal political stance, an experimental and critical leaning, an ethical posture, irony and humour, and a refusal of any kind of orthodoxy result in a work that denounce the primacy of consumerism, commodity fetishism and the political and economic ‘New Order’.

Infracções drew from the conceptual legacy of the Fluxus movement, merging Art - including performative art, high- and low-brow culture - with Design, rejecting nationalism, exalting the mythification of everyday, the comic-grotesque and the fundamentally democratic Art – Life binomial.

The retrieval, recycling and redesigning “lost” objects from industrial society and post-industrial society betrays echoes of Duchamp’s ready-made, allied to a certain aesthetic dimension that reacts against usually totalitarian orthodoxy of modernism.

Simultaneously, the viewer is asked to adopt a contemplative and decrypting attitude towards these works, inscribing a memorial and temporal aspect in the accumulation of everyday paraphernalia, which takes on new meanings.

The syncopated films explaining the meanings of these works can be dissociated from them, ultimately diluting the borders between Art and Design.







Activities

    2017-05-31 19h00
    Opening of the exhibition Love Vs Power
All Activities 1

On Exhibition

CAIS Urbana

Curatorship: Mistaker Maker
the 25 years of the Association CAIS
Temporary Exhibition

Inês Norton. Please do (not) touch

2019-06-28
2019-10-27
Curatorship: Adelaide Ginga e Emília Ferreira
Inês Norton exhibition, reminds us of the urgency of regaining full consciousness of our body. At the cost of surely losing touch with the essence of what it means to be human
Solo show

not available

2019-06-19
2019-09-15
Curatorship: Adelaide Ginga
Interactive exhibition consisting of Part II of the CT1LN Project, that had the motto of a radio amateur collection.The second part, which is presented here, leaves the public with the possibility of exploring the theme
Solo show

Rui Macedo. (In)dispensable or Painting that Unsettles the Museum’s Collection.

2019-05-14
2019-09-29
Curatorship: Emília Ferreira
Reminding us that an artist is a hunter-gatherer, a collector of meanings, forms, problems and proposals, this exhibition highlights the fact that a museum is a place of constant and unsettling discovery.
Temporary Exhibition

not available

2019-03-22
2019-08-04
Curatorship: Luis Alegre e Adelaide Ginga
not available yet
Colective Exhibition

PORTUGUESE ART. REASONS AND EMOTIONS

2018-04-20
2019-10-27
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Emília Tavares, Emília Ferreira
The current exhibition of the collection covers a sizeable part of its temporal arc, from the mid-19th century to the 1980s, occupying the entirety of the galleries in the Museum wing located in Rua Serpa Pinto.
Collection exhibition