(...) This exhibition suggests another way of reading, as if we were supposed to solve an enigma or a complex riddle. The sculptures, of various sizes and formats, fill the walls and are arranged in different groups. Almost immediately the image of boxes of text on a screen or on a page of a comic book come to mind, from which words and expressions have been subtracted. Over us, between us, an acute sound, melodic, with a wavy, steady beat, as if it was a “whistle from above”. We then realise that the room is a stage and we are part of the mise-en-scène.
The sculptures, carefully painted and polished, closer and further away from us, higher or lower on the walls of the gallery, establish subtle plays with shine and opacity due to irregularities characteristic of the way they are shaped. Our own reflexion on them appears and disappears, serpent-like,...as we peer in and out. We end up questioning ourselves about what was said and what was left unsaid. After all, what did we want to say? In the end, what are we talking about? To whom are we speaking? Where are our words, our voices, directed at? What are these grey clouds that show a certain intention and motivation in addressing someone? What is this silence, that has a space and is gaining substance in the dialogue? (...)
Filipa Correia de Sousa
Videos de la Exposición
GONÇALO BARREIROS então aquilo que | GALERIA VERA CORTÊS
Imágenes de la Exposición
Gonçalo Barreiros. então aquilo que. Vista de la exposición — Cortesía de la Galeria Vera Cortês
Entrada actualizada el el 27 abr de 2021
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