NOME DO MEIO
April 28th - May 5th 2018
Group show with Aires de Gameiro, Diogo Bolota, Gonçalo Preto, Inês Brites, Pedro o’ Novo, Rui Castanho, Rui Gueifão | Moradia
This project emerged from a desire to use a specific space - an uninhabited house - as a temporary platform to explore the ideas and narratives that a group of artists might be able to share.
“Middle name” refers to a family name that almost every Portuguese person has but rarely uses when they introduce themselves.
We reflected on the idea of creating a body of work that could privilege the idea of collectivity and allow for multilateral connections formed within the group to emerge from our time together.
The particular characteristics of the space linked everyone. The artists’ relationships between the house and their practices took different routes such as site specific approaches, collective pieces, presentation of new work, creation from previously existing objects, or the recap of older material.
The exhibition space was subjected to a collective intervention, adapting it and thus promoting a multi-path of connectedness between the works themselves and the house they occupied.