«[CON]TEXTO is an exhibition organized around Art and Text, a combination of lettering and image in which the subject of the piece is often an intersection between literature, linguistic and philosophy. This is a configuration that conceptual art uses to define ART AS PROCESS. The use of the written language, the result of a “blurring” of artistic borders, was one of the most notable developments in the visual arts in the 20th Century. It includes images “made entirely from typographical elements” and is now accepted by historians as being an important bridge between art and design. In adopting it as a tool of self-expression, in its interaction with the written language and the image, one examines the use of words or language (including translation), as applied to many artistic mediums and genres - from painting to the book, sculpture, installation, video and even performance. This exhibition questions the meaning of the “invasion” of some disciplines by others, how one or more forms of expression may combine and which messages are being transmitted to the viewer. Besides this, other important themes that are also addressed include the naming or titling of the work, the use of narrative in art and the literary connections and artists’ aspirations. The exhibition is bases on the artworks owned by the Galeria Luís Serpa Projetos and by the Coleção Serpa (Serpa Collection).»
Com obras de NANCY DWYER, CLAUDIA FISCHER, GERHARD MERZ, MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO, HAMISH FULTON, JOSEPH KOSUTH, MIGUEL PALMA, LUÍSA CUNHA, GRAÇA PEREIRA COUTINHO, MARIE BOVO, LARA ALMÁRCEGUI, JUAN MUÑOZ, MIGUEL NAVAS, LUÍS CAMPOS, PEDRO CALAPEZ.
Curadores: LUÍS SERPA E ANDRÉ SERPA