Until January 16th 2011 – Centro de Arte Moderna – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
THE EXHIBITION offers the comparison between works from the beginning of the 20th and 21st centuries taking into account problems which debate the context and nature of the Res Publica and of the republic’s social heritage in the current globalized work.
With a national blueprint, the exhibition also includes works from foreign artists underlining or even enhancing aspects of the developed approach.
Public causes, their emergence and community strength are necessarily present in the artistic act, from the more private to the utterly political or simply collective one.
In the beginning of the 20th century in Portugal, the Res Publica is reviewed taking into account ideals and critical perspectives wishing for the renewal, but the facts portray an estranged reality of it.
In the beginning of the 21st century the Res Publica is the subject and the object of not only social but civilisation’s lack of guidance.
The exhibition aims to map out these realities, exhibiting works from those two moments, a century apart, and yet united by their theme.
Adriano de SOUSA LOPES Alves CARDOSO
Ana MATA Ana TELHADO
André CARRILHO André ROMÃO
Ângela FERREIRA António Jorge GONÇALVES
António Júlio DUARTE António MARQUES
Armanda DUARTE Arnaldo GARCÊS
Bruce NAUMAN Bruno PACHECO
Carlos CORREIA Carlos REIS COLUMBANO
Cristiano CRUZ Cristina LUCAS
Cristina SAMPAIO Daniel BARROCA
Dórdio GOMES Eduardo VIANA
Eurico LINO DO VALE Eva BENSASSON
Francisco VIDAL Gabriel OROZCO
Gil Heitor CORTESÃO Guillermo KUITCA
Inês GONÇALVES Joana VASCONCELOS
João FAZENDA João Pedro VALE
Jorge PINHEIRO Joshua BENOLIEL
José ALVES DA CUNHA José Carlos TEIXEIRA
José de BRITO José Francisco de Sousa FILHO
José Luís NETO José MALHOA
Laurent GRASSO Leal da CÂMARA
Luísa FERREIRA Manuel BOTELHO
M. G. BORDALO PINHEIRO Manuel SANTOS MAIA
Maria LUSITANO MARÍN Martinho COSTA
Nelson d’AIRES Nikias SKAPINAKIS
Nuno MAYA Pamela GOLDEN
Paula REGO Paulo CATRICA
Pedro GOMES Pierre GONNORD
Rafael BORDALO PINHEIRO Rodrigo OLIVEIRA
Rui MOREIRA Sílvia MOREIRA
Susan PHILIPSZ Susana GAUDÊNCIO
Taryn SIMON Vasco ARAÚJO