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“Ways of the Hand”

MAISTERRAVALBUENA, Lisbon

View of “Ways of the Hand,” Maisterravalbuena, Lisbon, 2017.
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Sofia Lemos

When lost for words, hands are tools to point, wave, and otherwise indicate meaning. While much of this form of communication is intuitive, firsthand knowledge is highly performative: as hands trace airborne paths, their gestures form recognizable patterns that may relay receptiveness or fear, in a cognizant yet affective process... continue reading
Von Calhau!’s “Rotornariz”

GALERIA PEDRO ALFACINHA, Lisbon

View of Von Calhau!’s “Rotornariz,” Pedro Alfacinha, Lisbon, 2017.
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Sofia Lemos

A nose—the lead character in Nikolai Gogol’s short story “The Nose” from 1836—fashions itself as a decorated civil servant, so esteemed one can hardly question its privileged stature, as such cachet ought to be unquestionably deserved. No two noses are the same, Gogol notes. Some straddle along Nevsky Prospect without... continue reading
View of Ângela Ferreira's "Hollows, Tunnel, Cavities, and More," Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, 2015
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Sofia Nunes

Ângela Ferreira occupies a special position in the history of artistic approaches to archival practices. One of the pioneers of research-based strategies at the very beginning of the 1990s—before these strategies had a name and long before they became a widespread (sometimes jaded) paradigm—the artist also applied her archival impulse... continue reading
Alexandre Estrela, Vida y Costumbres de Alexander, 2015.
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Ricardo Matos Cabo

Recurrent in Alexandre Estrela’s practice is the use of images from nature, as well as a consideration of the way in which they are transformed and questioned through the employment of various technologies of recording and reproduction, sometimes explored to the limits of legibility and denaturation. This is often achieved... continue reading
“The Gravity of Things”

GALERIA QUADRADO AZUL, Lisbon

View of “The Gravity of Things,” Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, 2013.
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Filipa Ramos

The principles of OOO—the object-oriented ontology that has emerged within the last decade—are now permeating almost every area of cultural production, structurally redefining the most fundamental relationships between things. In recognizing the agency and independence of all manner of nonhuman entities, and in proposing a system of holding things together... continue reading

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