Maria Rebela Guilherme Curado Clara Imbert Gabriel Ribeiro Bruno José Silva Léna Lewis-King Lena Lewis-King Lisette van HoogenhuyzenMAD Marvila Lisbon Art Weekend Manon Klein

SPOT LISBON #1 
DREAM SEQUENCE 

Visits: 13-28 May 2022 • Monday - Saturday • 10.00 - 18:00 

    Lisbon
Art                 Weekend

Participating artists:
Barbara Portailler, Bruno Jose Silva, Clara Imbert, Gabriel Ribeiro, Guilherme Curado, Lena Lewis-King, Lisette van Hoogenhuyze, Maria Rebela, Nithya Iyer and S4RA.


 

In storytelling, a 'Dream Sequence' allows for a break from the main story to suggest a character's intimate thoughts and to unfold an unconscious and mystical exploration of real-life scenarios. Through a multiplicity of artistic expressions, this exhibition uses this technique to immerse visitors in their own Dream Sequence. An altered state, in times of excessive and accelerated degradation. A fantasy, stemming from a cryptic version of our world. An interlude, blending traces of memories, symbols and secrets, facts and fictions, fears and mirages, flirting with the prophetic.


Drawing from the constant flow of information, images and filters in which we are caught, the artworks of this exhibition compose ghostly landscapes of stones and pixels. They speak of archives and dissolution - disappearance even. They capture the everyday, invoke figures from art history, and display scenes of contemporary chaos.They flood us with many questions, among which: what does it mean to dream undercapitalism? And in a time of wars and disasters? How not to feel lost and distressed in an ongoing nightmare?


Dreaming can become a refuge from the overwhelming violence displayed on our screens. It can be a space of increased awareness and emancipation. Paradoxically then, dreaming can be a wake-up call. It can be an exercise in world-building, a way of suggesting other realities by accessing forgotten events and stories and by imagining a reconstruction after or alongside the ruins. It can perhaps even help engage us in a shift of perception suggested and hoped by philosopher Federico Campagna, from a degraded reality based on technic to one grounded in magic, accepting the shadows and the ineffable.


Curated by Manon Klein.


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Lisbon Art Weekend presents Spot Lisbon, a series of annual exhibitions following an open call invitation to emerging artists based in Lisbon. The theme of this first group exhibition is Dream Sequence. A committee had the opportunity to review nearly 300 applications presenting a wide variety of mediums, languages and topics.

Supported by: Republica Portuguesa - Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes, Camara Municipal de Lisboa. In partnership with: MAD- Marvilla Art District.

about unfolding reflections in cascade, and thinking of floating bodies, and layering rocks in translation, and pondering on rocks as final destination, about looking at vermeer on acid and drinking the milk of dreams, and using urine for fortune-telling, and about accepting all cookies, about growing with the internet, about seeing liquid surfaces as screens, about opening tabs for work and leisure, and more work and more leisure, and about playing with unknown devices and buying digital tombstones, about sharing hyperreal visions of threats and traps and weirdly hoping for other solar systems, and for other alien invasions.

4. Barbara Portailler

Ce qu'il reste est ce que I' on 
transmet [What Remains Is What We Pass On]
, 2021-2022 
Cyanotypes on vintage fabric, 
170 x 100 cm.

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La Theorie du Castor [The Beaver Theory], 2008 - in progress. 
Mixed media, various dimensions.

 

5. Guilherme Curado

Stone Climbing Device, 2022 
aluminum, shale, limestone, metal casting, lichen, 
30 x 30 x 30 cm.

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VERMM Enterprises, 2021 
holographic projector, limestone, video 1', 
90 x 30 x 30 cm.

 

To Stand Still Ill , 2021 
inkjet printing on polyester, epoxy resin, 
90 x 60 x 45 cm.

 

Extrinsic, 2022 
Tin on limestone

6. Clara Imbert

Orrery, 2021 
Steel, Stone, 
198 x 130 cm. 

1. Nithya Iyer

Hypperreality, 2022

Installation, mixed media,

Various dimensions.

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2. Bruno Jose Silva

we are going down, 2021

injekt print

on normal glass 

of deconstructed image

of a texture of a rock.

inkjet print

on tempered gray glass

of the deconstructed image

of an artifact under

laser engraving,

under an inkjet print

on dotted glass

of deconstructed image

of a desert landscape.

mirrored aluminum distorted under an ordinary glass

with laser engraving

of a target.

Various dimensions.

3. Gabriel Ribeiro

Matula I & Matula II, 2022 Laser-engraved perspex and stainless steel,

20 x 30 x 0.5 cm.

 

Noise, 2022

35mm print on cotton paper,

300 x 200 mm.

7. Lisette van Hoogenhuyze

And everything in between, 2022 Tapestry and painting, 
130 x 180 cm.

 

Oyster, 2022, 
Ceramic, 
10 x4 cm.

 

8. Maria Rebela

2 flores, 2020 
Acrylic on felt and oil 
paper and white glue on wood,

82 x 40 x 30 cm.

 

Sem título, 2020 
Oil on canvas, 
120 x 100 cm.

 

9. Léna Lewis-King

Bocca della Verita, 2022 
A4 drawing.

 

Brasilia, 2022 
A4 drawing.

 

Teatro del Mondo, 2022 
A3 drawing.

 

10. S4RA

Privacy-GrDN.info, 2021 
video, 8min. 

Léna Lewis-King Lena Lewis-King Drawings Illustrations Psychogeography Lisbon Art Weekend Bocca della Verita Brasilia 2022
Léna Lewis-King Lena Lewis-King Drawings Illustrations Psychogeography Lisbon Art Weekend Bocca della Verita Brasilia 2022
Léna Lewis-King Lena Lewis-King Drawings Illustrations Psychogeography Lisbon Art Weekend Bocca della Verita Brasilia 2022
Léna Lewis-King Lena Lewis-King Drawings Illustrations Psychogeography Lisbon Art Weekend Bocca della Verita Brasilia Teatro del Mondo2022
Barbara TAB Portailler Maria Rebela Guilherme Curado Clara Imbert Gabriel Ribeiro Bruno José SilvaMAD Marvila Lisbon Art Weekend Manon Klein
Nithya Iyer Barbara TAB Portailler MAD Marvila Lisbon Art Weekend Manon Klein
Léna Lewis-King Lena Lewis-King Barbara TAB Portailler MAD Marvila Lisbon Art Weekend Manon Klein
Lisette von Hooysenhausen Guilherme Curado Gabriel Ribeiro Bruno José Silva MAD Marvila Lisbon Art Weekend Manon Klein
Barbara T.A.B. Portailler
Barbara TAB Portailler Maria Rebela Guilherme Curado MAD Marvila Lisbon Art Weekend Manon Klein