The Underdogs Gallery is announcing a new solo exhibition by Mario Belém, called ” Conto Interrompido” (literal translation: “Interrupted Tale”) taking place from the 30th November to the 23th of December 2017 and continuing from the 2nd to the 13th January 2018. See more details about the exhibition below and clicking the links.
Date: From the 30 November to 23 December 2017 and 2 to 13 January 2018 (The gallery will be closed from 24 December to 1 January)
Location: Underdogs Gallery: Rua Fernando Palha, Armazém 56 – Lisbon, Portugal
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 2pm to 8pm
Cost of entry: Free admission
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, 30 November 2017, 7pm – 10pm
You can RSVP via Facebook HERE.
Underdogs Gallery is pleased to present “Conto Interrompido”*, a solo exhibition of (confusing, complicated, contradictory, ambiguous) messages by Portuguese visual artist Mário Belém in Lisbon, Portugal.
We’re all supposed to speak more or less the same language yet sometimes we understand (bugger all) nothing of what the other person is saying. In his first solo exhibition at Underdogs, Mário Belém presents an ensemble of works that invite the viewer to reflect – in an amusing way, free of any (crap) pretentiousness – on one of the greatest paradoxes of the present reality: communication breakdowns in a world where information reigns supreme yet suffers from its own excess. Clearly playing with the confusion, the complications, the contradictions, and the ambiguity which we frequently come across in face of the visual and oral discourse – of both individuals and formal systems of communication – that surrounds us in our day-to-day, the artist showcases here an entirely new body of work composed of an array of visual narratives materialised in pieces of various dimensions that are somewhat halfway between painting and sculpture in wood, a medium which he has been favouring in his recent artistic practice.
*The title plays with the similarity between the Portuguese words “conto” (tale; story) and “coito” (coitus). “Interrompido”
Mário Belém Facebook Page: Here
Underdogs Facebook Page: Here
Exhibition Facebook Event: Here
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Below you can check out the part 2 of the murals done in Quinta do Mocho, Loures. To check out part 1 please click HERE.
Sen + Bean (Blubla krew)
Risca com o que há
(Artist not identified)
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Loures City Hall (in Lisbon) has been affirming itself in recent years as a national and international reference concerning street art or as some will call it public art. One of the examples of this investment in street art projects is Quinta do Mocho, a social housing quarter in Loures.
Currently, Quinta do Mocho is not just a social neighborhood: now its buildings are canvas for Public Art. Since October 2014, Quinta do Mocho became a Public Art Gallery, and we can count over 64 murals executed in the neighborhood.
On average, between 1,500 to 2,000 liters of paint and 40 to 50 cans of spray are used to paint the murals and the artists take up to 2-4 days to complete the paintings.
Until now the artist who took more time executing a mural was the artist Utopia, who painted for a week, from nine in the morning to eight in the evening. You can check out his work below.
Guided visits to this public art gallery are often held, you just need to show up in Casa da Cultura de Sacavém at 10AM on the last Saturday of each month.
You can check out some of the murals done in the neighborhood until October 2017, below.
(For part 2 click HERE
40 Anos 40 Murais
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