Ana Velez | Joana Gomes | Maria Sassetti | Xana Sousa
10 – 26 May 2019
Praça do Príncipe Real, Nº18, Lisbon EVENT
Atelier Contencioso is the work space of four women artists: Ana Velez, Joana Gomes, Maria Sassetti, and Xana Sousa. Founded in 2015, it emerged from the common need to find a viable work space, as well as from the closeness and parallelism that exists between the artists' pictorial production.
The works they have been creating, both as collective art interventions and as group exhibitions, set off from a site-specific line of thought, considering the place with its specificities. However, this idea of “place” as the centre of production does not comprise in its totality the complexity of the work that has been developed. Contributing with four distinct bodies of work, each common project is loaned a multiplicity of concepts and references which, sometimes, also respond to specific commissions.
In its collective production, Atelier Contencioso also explores continuously the notion of impossibility and multiplication. In the Off-site project, the intention was to occupy this temporary exhibition space with works specifically related to the place. Each of the artists presents objects removed or replicated from a real context – off-site –, here installed and elevated to other readings. The process of creation of the works implies, in itself, the repetition of movements, shapes, and media, the idea of excess thus remaining subjacent.
Praça do Príncipe Real, Nº18, Lisboa
Every day, from 3pm to 8pm
16 May: 3pm – 5pm | 23 May: closed
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