14 May – 12 July 2022
title: Red Tape
Ai Weiwei (China)
António Ole (Angola)
Graeme Williams (África do Sul)
Isaque Pinheiro (Portugal)
John Trashkowsky (Suica)
Khaled Jarrar (Territorios da Palestina)
Marcelo Brodsky (Argentina)
Gideon Mendel (África do Sul)
Miguel Palma (Portugal)
curadoria: Inês Valle
The .insofar art gallery presents the group exhibition RED TAPE that brings together projects by nine artists with a socio-political narrative. This exhibition curated by Inês Valle includes works by Ai Weiwei (China), António Ole (Angola), Graeme Williams (South Africa), Isaque Pinheiro (Portugal), John Trashkowsky (Switzerland), Khaled Jarrar (Palestinian Territories), Marcelo Brodsky (Argentina) / Gideon Mendel (South Africa) and Miguel Palma (Portugal).
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, that 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 incites people to reflect on fundamental rights and freedoms which should be permanently vindicated.
Open to the public until 12 July.