ACERVO. PORTUGUESE ARTISTS FROM NAVACERRADA COLLECTION
Alcobendas Arts Center Alcobendas (Madrid), October 10, 2014 – December 5, 2014
First public presentation of prominent core of works of contemporary Portuguese art that integrates Navacerrada Collection; This exhibition, curated by Monica Alvarez Careaga, follows the artistic creation of the past ten years in Portugal, including works made during this period by established artists and new figures. The idea of heritage brings together selected works, taking the different meanings that the word acquires in Portuguese and Spanish.
Constituted by José Manuel Navacerrada, this corpus interrogates contemporary culture, and explores the possibilities of mediation of the artwork in the social context. They are forty artists who seem determined to place the art between the processes of construction of interdisciplinary knowledge, and take the methods and the interests of visual arts and also, anthropology, history, journalism, psychology, literature and urbanism. “Artist as anthropologist” endorses the imperative to refer to the real world, to promote cultural understanding and generate thinking on social issues.
ARTISTS: Ana Cardoso, Ana Manso, Ana Santos, André Cepeda, André Romão, Angela Ferreira, Bruno Pacheco, Carla Filipe, Carlos Bunga, Dalila Gonçalves, Daniela Krtsch, Diogo Evangelista, Fernanda Fragateiro, Gabriela Albergaria, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Helena Almeida João Decq, João Louro, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, João Pedro Vale, João Penalva, José Lourenço, José Pedro Croft, Manuel Caeiro, Miguel Palma, Nuno Cera, Nuno Nunes-Ferreira, Paulo Quintas, Pedro Barateiro, Richard Angelico Ricardo Valentim, Rodrigo Oliveira, Rui Chafes, Rui Ferreira, Rui Pedro Jorge, Susanne SD Themlitz, Tiago Baptista and Vasco Araujo.