Past present Future. What is time?
It is a reflection on time that this exhibition proposes to you at the Sines Arts Center where the exhibition “Linha do Tempo” is on display, in partnership with the Elvas Contemporary Art Museum – António Cachola Collection.
Until October 10th, it can contemplate 67 works of art from the António Cachola Collection, one of the most prestigious national collections and considered fundamental for the understanding of Portuguese art of the last 40 years and which includes works by 35 artists: Ana Mansos, Ana Péres -Quiroga, Ana Rito, Augusto Alves da Silva, Edgar Martins, Fernão Cruz, Gil Amourous, Hugo Guerreiro, Ilda David, Isabel Simões, João Galrão, João Jacinto, João Paulo Serafim, João Queiroz, Jorge Molder, José Loureiro, José Pedro Croft, Luís Campos, Luís Palma, Marcelo Costa, Maria Lusitano, Marta Soares, Miguel Ângelo Rocha, Nuno Sousa Vieira, Paulo Catrica, Pedro Calapez, Pedro Casqueiro, Pedro Gomes, Rui Chafes, Rui Neiva, Rui Serra, Sofia Areal, Susana Guardado, Vasco Araújo and Vhils.
The curator, Ricardo Estevam Pereira, points out that “Artistic work cannot escape the time in which it is created. The author is inevitably immersed in a reality that, from the world of ideas to the materials he finds at his disposal, shapes his gestures and the marks they leave us. Even when he closes himself in his inner universe and refuses the values of his time, this same refusal is an unmistakable gesture of reaction to a moment in history. For many creators, this destiny is particularly conscious, developing their work as a reflection on the main issues of the present time, its vertiginous acceleration or the moments in which it is suspended in a void. From their syntheses emerges the drama of Man in his labyrinth, looking for Ariane’s thread that can lead him to happiness, in search of eternity, shelter, space for meeting and dialogue with the other, apparently impossible in the immensity of concrete cities .
Nosso Tempo is thus documented, in the most diverse ways, in the 67 works that make up this exhibition and which were all produced in the last 30 years. The overwhelming majority of them date back to the 21st century, which makes this a privileged opportunity to look for some of the strengths of plastic research in this new century. By putting them into dialogue, we seek to show that Time is not just the interval measured mechanically by a clock, it is a reality, above all, felt and equated by human beings, in the most varied ways.”
@ Tribuna Alentejo