Radical Nature

Tomás Saraceno - flying garden

Radical Nature draws on ideas that have emerged out of Land Art, environmental activism, experimental architecture and utopianism. The exhibition is designed as one fantastical landscape, with each piece introducing into the gallery space a dramatic portion of nature. [+] Continue reading


Ikon Gallery is back to nature

Giuseppe penone

Giuseppe Penone is renowned rightly as one of the most important artists of his generation. Emerging through the late 1960s and 1970s as an exponent of Arte Povera, an avant garde Italian art movement that has had lasting effect, his career has gone from strength to strength. His work in the 2007 Biennale of Venice, for example, was a highlight in a choice selection of international contemporary art. This major exhibition, on both floors of Ikon Gallery, ranges from early seminal sculptures, drawings and photographs, through to recent and new pieces.

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What is to have an idea in Art?

In its substance an idea is the result of a set of abstract mental operations: it’s an expression that implicitly brings a presence of intention, resulting in a material experience. Therefore, when an idea comes, there is an unconscious process triggered, mechanically, but, at the same time, also very naturally and humanly. A logic constructive method is developed depending on knowledge’s singularity, acquired during our life experience. This is mainly the only action obtained unconsciously because when we talk about intention, consciousness is readily brought up.

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Jorge Reis Director [Director] Daniela Ambrósio | de 20 de Março de 2009 até hoje [from 20 March to present] Gestora [Manager] Maria José Anjos | de Outubro de 2008 até hoje [from October 2008 to present] Coordenadora de Traduções [Translation Coordinator] Mail to: arthoughts.traducao@gmail.com Equipa de Tradução Translation Team Ana Vinhas | de 20 … Continue reading

Jovens Criadores 2008 – LISBON

ARTES PLÁSTICAS [FINE ARTS] Isabel Pereira Simão Costa João Pedro Vieira Raquel Carteiro Lucy Pereira Diogo Martins André Neto José Loureiro Jorge Reis BANDA DESENHADA [COMICS] André Oliveira & João Ataíde José Rodrigues Pereira CIBERARTE [CYBERART] Pedro Amado Rudolfo Quintas DANÇA [DANCE] Inês Jacques DESIGN DE EQUIPAMENTO [DESIGN OF EQUIPMENT] André Gouveia & Gonçalo Pimenta … Continue reading