Gulbenkian receives exhibition with works by 40 Portuguese artists

by Lisboeta

The artists come from various eras of Portugal, starting in 1900 and ending in 2020.

The title of the new exhibition of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon is “Tudo Que Eu Quero — Portuguese Artists from 1900 to 2020” and is inspired by the work of Lou Andreas-Salomé, author who developed reflections on the place of women in the social, intellectual, sexual and loving space. It will open this Wednesday, June 2, and remains open to the public until August 23.

The show will feature different arts, such as sculptures, literature, drawing, film and video, among others. The main goal is to show visitors how women went from muses to breeders, in a world that didn’t want it for them. The oldest piece belongs to Aurelia de Souza, a self-portrait painted in 1900 that symbolically inaugurates a new attitude that showed that women also had the ability to be artists.

The exhibition also celebrates the fact that all these artists have managed to impose the strength of their voices, both at the level of museological and institutional presence, at market level or national and international critical reception.

It will have different nuclei that lead the visitor through multiple narratives: Starting Point; The Artist’s Place; Plural Female; The Look; The Word; The Writing Space; Construction; Le Vivant; The House; The Politician; Collective Memories; Vernacular daily life; Body Theater; And listen to me. All of these will have different pieces to portray each of these phases.

The exhibition – curated by Helena de Freitas and Bruno Marchand – will have 40 names, some of them Joana Vasconcelos, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Paula Rego and Grada Kilomba.

Entry is free and the exhibition will be open from 10 am to 6 pm, except on Tuesday (closing day). For more information, you only need to access the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation website.

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