23 july 2021 — 5 march 2023
Curator: Antonio Saint Silvestre

The exhibition EUREKA! brings together works by fifty less than orthodox authors, most of them autodidact artists from the fields of art brut and outsider art, many of whom inhabit an indeterminate place between science and artistic creation, but also between technology and metaphysics. The exhibition features a wide range of projects and investigations, codes, formulae and theories that convey alternative models of interpreting reality and transmit idiosyncratic visions of, and solutions for the world. The exhibition features plans and projects for inventions, machines and various vehicles, which form a vast menagerie of airplanes, cars, trains and UFOs.

The title EUREKA! points to the interjection of Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist and astronomer Archimedes of Syracuse, which has for many centuries been used to express the joy and euphoria of scientific discovery and knowledge, celebrating the ability to suddenly identify previously incomprehensible concepts.

Artists Adelhyd van Bender, Alexandre Medvedev, Alexandru Chira, André Robillard, Aníbal Brizuela, Artur Moreira, Charles Dellschau, Damián Valdés Dilla, Daniel Green, David Houis, Erró (Guðmundur Guðmundsson), Eudes Menichetti, Evaristo Rodrigues, Francis Marshall, François Burland, François Monchâtre, Gaël Dufrene, George Widener, Gérard Cambon, Gianni Antonelli, Giovanni Battista Podestà, Giovanni Galli, Giuseppe Barocchi, Guy Brunet, Henry Speller, Ionel Talpazan, Jacques Deal, James Chedburn, Jean Perdrizet, Jerry Gretzinger, Jesuys Crystiano, Johann Hauser, Johannes Stek, John Urho Kemp, José Johann Seinen, Julien Perrier, Jürgen Tauscher, Karl Hans Janke, Leoš Wertheimer, Marco Raugei, Mattia Fiodispino, Melvin Way, Mónica Machado, Óscar Morales, Pepe Gaitán, Pépé Vignes, Roland Roure, Tom Duncan, Vitalis Čepkauskas, Warren Van Ess, Wesley Willis e Zdeněk Košek.

In parallel with his artistic career, painter and sculptor António Saint Silvestre participated in the creation and operation of the Richard Treger art gallery and the organization of the Treger/Saint Silvestre Collection. Richard Treger founded Richard Treger gallery in Paris, which he managed for over two decades. At the same time, he built an art collection, together with António Saint Silvestre, in which so-called ‘marginal’ artists occupy a prominent place.

Video tour of the exhibition © Paulo Cunha Martins

Exhibition views © Dinis Santos

Exhibition catalog
285 x 220 mm
143 pp
Bilingual POR/ENG
Design: Macedo Cannatà
Legal deposit: 494 218/22
€ 30.00


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