2018.05.10—2018.06.23
70's
Zulmiro de Carvalho, Ângelo de Sousa, José de Guimarães
Miguel von Hafe Perez (curator)

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 spectator.
    

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 on display.
    

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

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70's (exhibition view). , vista de exposição, 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins 
70's (exhibition view). , 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins 
70's (exhibition view). , 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins 
70's (exhibition view). , 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins 
70's (exhibition view). , 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins 
70's (exhibition view). , 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins 
70's (exhibition view). , 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins 
70's (exhibition view). , 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins 
70's (exhibition view). , 2018. Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. ©João Ferro Martins