Constellations: a choreography of minimal gestures

Group show
Museu Berardo, Lisbon (PT)

Rui Calçada Bastos

“Constellations: a choreoraphy of minimal gestures” is a group show curated by Ana Rito and Hugo Barata at Museu Berardo in Lisbon.

The aim of Constellations: a choreography of minimal gestures is to regard the Berardo Collection as a horizontal research territory where vertical “cuts”—incisions on its permanent stability—suddenly appear. In this context, several national and international artists are confronted with seminal pieces from the collection. As such, adopting an anachronistic approach that plunges into the different sections of the exhibition, this setting makes way for the constellatory tracing of the flux between history and its own investigation, aiming to enquire into intrinsic connections between the twentieth-century avantgardes and our current production. This set of interventions, following a loose (and conceptual) narrative line, has at its core the philosophical concept of constellation.


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