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to Sept 6 | ART | X is Not a Small Country | Belém | €6-9

April 25 - September 6

Projects by Bard Studio (Rupali Gupte and Prasad Shetty), Bricklab (Abdulrahman Hisham Gazzaz and Turki Hisham Gazzaz), Ibiye Camp, Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen, He Jing, Liam Young, Paulo Moreira (with Chão – Oficina de Etnografia Urbana and José Sarmento Matos), Rael San Fratello(Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello) and Wolfgang Tillmans.

From the organizers:

X is Not a Small Country Unravelling the Post-Global Era is an exhibition that explores our current post-global condition by observing the processes of de-globalisation and geopolitical realignment at different scales – territories, cities, infrastructures, platforms, bodies and objects – that have, in many cases, been accelerated and distorted in rapidly-evolving cycles of flux and revision during the current pandemic.

Twelve years after the global financial crisis exposed the flaws of globalisation, what was once a euphoria of interconnectivity has led to a more complex condition. Trade wars, refugee crises, growing nationalism, Brexit – and, now, a global pandemic – have disturbed and reorganised the transnational flow of people, ideas and resources in an increasingly confusing way.

The title of the exhibition refers to an iconic 1934 poster by Henrique Galvão (“Portugal is not a small country”) that promoted the then-nationalist government’s idea of Portugal as a “pluricontinental” nation whose overseas possessions were not colonies but rather integral parts of sovereign territory. The ways in which many of these former colonial relationships have now been upended formed a starting point for the show.”

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