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to Sept. 9 | TWO EXHIBITS | João Penalva and Igor Jesus | Xabregas | FREE
June 8, 2017 @ 10:00 - 19:00FREE
The 66-year-old Portuguese artist João Penalva has been living and working in London since 1976 but has returned to Lisbon to exhibit his new works. Meanwhile, the new solo exhibit of Portuguese artist Igor Jesus, Love You to the Bone, is being shown in Room B and is comprised of sculptures and videos.
From the organizers:
João Penalva has always been interested in references to the ephemeral arts and in gathering and reinventing stories, and these new works find their place in his body of work with new ways to appropriate, copy and transliterate images and figures while leading the viewer-spectator’s gaze through a spectacular labyrinth of (false) paths of interpretation, all the while under the watchful eye of an author who seems to have adopted an ironic anonymity.
Igor Jesus’ Love You to the Bone is the result of research on the subjects of the colonization of the body, material and intellectual insecurity based on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1975 film Salò, or the 120 Last Days of Sodom. The project was developed during Jesus’ residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, and explores the ways in which bodies and subjects are produced, appropriated and colonized by photographic and other image creating devices.