Organised from the works of the Collection of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos, the exhibition ‘Against Abstraction’ is centred around one of the main concepts of Art History: the abstract.
Focusing on the collection’s multiple (and sometimes contradictory) models, the exhibition presents fundamental references from the world of geometrical abstractionism, rooted in Europe, but also works produced by artists who have stimulated the fusion of aesthetics and cultures, demonstrating that abstraction has always been a space shared between different cultures in diverse contexts and periods. Against Abstraction seeks to represent the reality of the artistic expressions of Modernism, underlining the interest in popular culture’s manifestations of identity, as well as the playful, functional, collective and community-based characteristics of art. With works by: Álvaro Lapa, Ana Hatherly, 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, Domingos Pinho, Edgard de Souza, Eduardo Batarda, Ernesto de Sousa, Espiga Pinto, Fernanda Fragateiro, Fernando Calhau, Francisco Rocha, Gerardo Burmester, Godfrey Frankel, Isabel Pons, Jac Leirner, Joana Rêgo, João Paulo Feliciano, Joaquim Bravo, Joaquim Rodrigo, Jorge Pinheiro, José Loureiro, José M. Rodrigues, José Pedro Croft, Júlia Ventura, Kees Scherer, Leonel Moura, Luís Demée, Manuela Almeida, Margarida Reis, Miguel Soares, Nadir Afonso, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Casqueiro, Pedro Portugal, Peter Fink, Pires Vieira, Rui Sanches.
Curator: Sandra Vieira Jürgens
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