Open Garden / Sculptures in the garden of Belém Palace / Lisbon, Portugal

Sixteen Portuguese artists, all working with different approaches to the concept of sculpture, where invited to make a proposal, or to show an already existing work in the garden of the Belém Palace, the official residence of the Portuguese President. In the prologue of the catalogue “Jardim Aberto / Open Garden“ the curator Filipa Oliveira writes: “The choice of artists brought together for this show was based on the will to present a sample of the creative vitality that presently predominates in this discipline, and, simultaneously, to confront the relation between art and public space, questioning the meaning and function of contemporary sculpture.” The artists: Alberto Carneiro, Ana Jotta, Armanda Duarte, Baltazar Torres, Dalila Gonçalves, Fernanda Fragateiro, Joana Vasconcelos, João Pedro Vale, Miguel í‚ngelo Rocha, Miguel Branco, Pedro Barateiro, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Valdez Cardoso, Rui Chafes, Sancho Silva and Susanne S.D. Themlitz. The exhibition is to be seen just on Saturdays and Sundays with guided tours until November 25, 2007. By Thom de Bock.

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