to Jan 6 | ILLUSTRATION AND POETRY EXHIBIT | ReVerso at Teatro Thalia | Laranjeiras | FREE
Teatro Thalia is a small but historically significant Portuguese theater that dates back three centuries. It has been sold, bought, and restored many a time, including by Spaniards, who happen to not be fans of the Portuguese.
Therefore, throughout its existence, it has united many a side, sense, and desire, housing, for example, lions, tigers, panthers, a navy museum, and, more recently, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.
This weekend, in this spirit, the theater hosts a multimedia art exhibit, Reverso (“Reverse”). Here’s how the organizers describe that:
The opposite of what you see, a whispery invitation: hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side. Between light and dark, to reverse is to discover the hidden matter that separates and unites sides, senses, desires.
It is to exercise the muscle of stubbornness, to exchange the said for the unsaid, with the feeling free and unpunished. Reverse is the place where opposites smell, touch, and finally exchange, in search of new truths, new versions. After all, who defines which side is right?
To invent the reverse is to dig the back of what one reads, to create the image of the word, the word of the image. Imagine worlds like dancing in silence. Reverse is weaving, with the rebel line that spins and unravels, the reverse of poetry.”
Illustrations by Alice Prestes.
Poetry by Luciana Soares.
Curated by Patrica Ferreira.
HOURS: 9h-20h, through Jan 6 (closed Sunday).
INAUGURATION: Saturday, Jan 4, 15h-19h.