“Mão-de-obra”, by António Bolota | Culturgest
9 / April - 19 / September
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Much of António Bolota’s work stems from a heightened sensitivity to space and the way we behave in it. More precisely, of the elements that structure the spaces we inhabit and that condition the way we live, interact and behave. António Bolota’s sculptural lexicon is made up of walls, beams, walls, doors, pillars and all kinds of elements that we associate with the universe of civil construction and that are so familiar that they are often invisible. What is not at all familiar or probable is the way in which Bolota gives us to see these elements, often displaced from their uses, places, scale and usual shapes. The transformation to which the artist subjects them always reverts to a subversion of our expectations regarding the functioning of the physical world, leaving us grappling with a feeling of perplexity, with that vertigo that appears whenever our eyes report something that body cannot believe.
“Mão-de-obra” is António Bolota’s first anthological exhibition. In it, we will be able to see pieces created specifically for Culturgest spaces and see or review some of the fundamental pieces of its journey