Museu de Lisboa presents this Sunday, November 12th, the group show “Potência e Adversidade” [Potency and Adversity], that showcases over 80 artworks by Latin American artists, all part of public and private collections of portuguese museums. Gathering pieces from different periods of time, starting in the 70’s until recent productions, the exhibition aims to draw a non-stigmatized panorama of art in Latin America.
The title of the exhibition refers to Hélio Oiticica‘s statement “of adversity we live”, invoking the idea of existence as a space of confrontation and dispute, but also of experimentation and inventiveness. Curated by Marta Mestre, member of the PIPA Prize 2015 Nominating Committee, the exhibition starts in the turbulent years of political repression and social protests during the 70s and investigates this decade marked by an intense cultural production, engaged in breaking the common places usually associated with Latin America. The show lands in the contemporary production, presenting artists such as André Komatsu, Letícia Ramos, Paulo Nazareth and Tamar Guimarães, that reclaims the discussion on art and politics and rethink the artistic strategies to de-tropicalize the discourses over Latin American art production.
“Potência e Adversidade”, group show featuring Ana Mendieta, Ângelo de Sousa, Anna Maria Maiolino, Antoni Muntadas, Antonio Dias, Artur Barrio, Cildo Meireles, Hélio Oiticica, Horacio Zabala, Lydia Okumura, Albino Braz, Ana Maria Tavares, Analia Saban, André Komatsu, Carmela Gross, Damián Ortega, Detanico & Lain, Emmanuel Nassar, Eugenio Dittborn, Gabriel Orozco, Ignasi Aballí, Iran do Espírito Santo, Jac Leirner, Jorge Macchi, Juan Araújo, Juan Munõz, Leonor Antunes, Letícia Ramos, Lothar Baumgarten, Magdalena Jitrik, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Ocampo, Marepe, Nelson Félix, Nicolás Robbio, Paulo Nazareth, Rosângela Rennó, Tunga, Waltércio Caldas, Mauro Restiffe, Tamar Guimarães.
Curated by Marta Mestre
On view from November 12th 2017 through January 8th 2018
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