14 May – 30 July 2022
Ai Weiwei (China), António Ole (Angola), Graeme Williams (South Africa), Isaque Pinheiro (Portugal), John Trashkowsky (Switzerland), Khaled Jarrar (Palestine), Marcelo Brodsky (Argentina), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Miguel Palma (Portugal)
Curated by Inês Valle
The exhibition RED TAPE under the curatorship of Inês Valle brings together projects by nine artists with a socio-political narrative, including works by Ai Weiwei, António Ole, Graeme Williams, Isaque Pinheiro, John Trashkowsky, Khaled Jarrar, Marcelo Brodsky, Gideon Mendel and Miguel Palma.
In this exhibition, emblematic artworks are on view, namely Ai Weiwei’s “Study of Perspective in Glass”, which crystallises a symbol of protest and revolt against forms of organisation in contemporary society. Graeme Williams’ 1991 photographic work “Toyi-Toyi” from his renowned ‘Struggle for Democracy’ series became one of the symbols of the end of Apartheid in South Africa, which was later appropriated in 2008 by Hank Willis Thomas, triggering a copyright dispute. It is also shown António Ole’s iconic work, “On the Taking the Pill (1970)”, one of the first works by African artists on this subject, which is here revisited through a limited serigraph edition celebrating women’s rights.
RED TAPE encourages people to reflect on fundamental rights and freedoms that should be permanently vindicated.