ART EXHIBIT | NERVO: Less Bark, More Bite | Marvila | FREE
Here are a few different ways to say “all bark and no bite:”
-all talk and no cider;
-all talk and no play;
-all crown, no filling;
-all foam, no beer;
-all hammer, no nail;
-all icing, no cake;
-all lime and salt, no tequila;
-all sizzle and no steak;
-all wax and no wick.
And here’s how NERVO, the organizers of “Less bark, More Bite,” describe their second show:
“We surround ourselves with talented people who do not always have their due recognition. On the first anniversary of NERVO’s existence, we close our teeth and celebrate with those who like to do more than say what they do. We opened the discussion to a controversial theme in the creative mind, challenging 15 artists to create pieces inspired by the motto “Less Bark, More Bite” – a social critique addressed to all those who say that they do a lot but who actually give little. We support the network of contacts and the talent of our peers – those who really do – to assert themselves in this environment.
The premise is simple: to recognize the artistic work of those around us, without looking at statutes, connections, or influences – creatives who, without much thought, accepted the challenge. This is an exhibition that exalts the urge and willingness to reach out to the masses, to leave the comfort zone, to err, to learn, to risk, to grow. An ode to those who do more than they say.
So that the noise never dulls the talent.”
The show is accompanied by DJ sets and a live band.
So don’t believe the hype and go see for yourself who is just barking, and who is biting.
The 15 artists on display are:
ANDRÉ FERNANDES TRINDADE
The pieces on display will be available for purchase, part of the value of their sale donated by artists to Uppa – União Para a Protecção dos Animais. Which is appropriate.
Oh, and the organizers add this:
“F.CK YOUR “IM ON THE GUESTLIST”. F.CK YOUR “HEAD OF SOMETHING”. F.CK YOUR FOLLOWERS LIST. F.CK YOUR NUMBER OF SHARES. F.CK YOUR FACEBOOK RHETORIC. F.CK YOUR #HASHTAGS. F.CK YOUR SUMMIT BADGE. F.CK YOUR BLATANT LOBBY. F.CK YOUR BUZZWORDS. F.CK YOUR PRIVILEGED CONNECTIONS. F.CK YOUR “ACCIDENTAL” PLAGIARISM. F.CK YOUR FAMOUS WORKPLACE. F.CK YOUR OPINION ARTICLES. F.CK YOUR PHONY AWARDS. F.CK YOUR SOCIAL INFLUENCE. F.CK YOUR BACKSTAGE PASS. F.CK YOUR ONE MILLION VIEWS.
LET THE WORK DO THE TALKING.”