Opening: 10 May, 10 pm
Body and abstraction. Representation
as a field of disciplinary reflection. This exhibition presents works produced
in the 1970s by Ângelo de Sousa (1938-2011), José de Guimarães (1939) and
Zulmiro de Carvalho (1940). Photography, drawing and sculpture in a trajectory
marked by an underlying matrix that questions the image, its constitutive
process and objectuality, as a possibility of a relationship that incorporates
The emergence of the image
through minimal lines and shapes in Ângelo de Sousa's drawings corresponds to the
virtual disappearance of the image, which is replaced by lines and forms that
constitute the approximate plane of the artist’s hands in the photographs now
José de Guimarães anchors the
process of representation in archetypal and numerical forms, in an intelligent game
that explores the symbolic capacity of the recurring image.
Zulmiro de Carvalho
anthropomorphises his sculptures, in a totemic arrangement, in which the
materials contrast with each other in planes of corrupted timelessness.
On the periphery of protected
and conjunctural centres of attention, this is a small sample of the art
produced in Portugal in the 1970s, in which the works not only stand out because
of their singularity, but also by the fact that they constitute an integral part
of exemplarily consistent creative careers.
Miguel von Hafe Pérez