O Depósito Caótico: A Vida Social na Coleção Norlinda e José Lima [The chaotic deposit: social life in the Norlinda and José Lima Collection]
11 may — 17 november 2019
Curator: Miguel Amado
Production: Centro de Artes de Águeda

The exhibition O Depósito Caótico: A Vida Social na Coleção Norlinda e José Lima is a panoramic overview of the art collection gathered by businessman José Lima, who was born in Águeda and settled in São João da Madeira. The exhibition brings together artworks by Portuguese and foreign artists from the post-WWII period up until now and dealing with social issues. The artworks explore everyday problems and enunciate a critique of reality through free association, which crosses temporal and geographic boundaries by privileging discursivity and political signs. The title of the exhibition quotes the title of a work by artist Artur Barrio, a metaphor of the complexity associated with the act of collecting and displaying the works’ visual, intellectual, emotional and spiritual meaning.

Artists: A. R. Penck, Ana Laura Aláez, Ana Vieira, Anna Moreno, Armando Alves, Artur Barrio, Bernard Rancillac, Carla Cruz, Carolina Antoniadis, Corneille, Cristina Cañamero, Dan Graham, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Eduardo Arroyo, Helena Almeida, Jaume Plensa, João Pedro Vale & Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, Joaquim Rodrigo, Jorge Galindo, José Bechara, José de Guimarães, José Manuel Ciria, José Manuel Vela, Karel Appel, Mabunda, Malangatana, Marianne Keating, Markus Lüpertz, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Mauro Cerqueira, Mimmo Rotella, Robert Combas, Santiago Sierra, Susanne S. D. Themlitz, Torben Giehler, Valerio Adami, Vera Mota, Victor Mira, William Wegman e Yonamine.

Miguel Amado is a curator, researcher and art critic. He was head-curator at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, in England, and curator at Tate St. Ives (Cornwall, England); in Portugal, he has worked with PLMJ Foundation (Lisbon) and the Visual Arts Centre (Coimbra). He was curator of the Portuguese Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. He was a Curatorial Fellow at Rhizome, New Museum and at Independent Curators International; Curator-in-residence at Abrons Arts Center and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York). As an independent curator, Amado organized exhibitions at Museu Coleção Berardo (Lisbon), Apexart (New York), as well events such as Frieze Projects at Frieze London. He is a critic for Artforum and contributes to magazines such as The Exhibitionist. He lectured at Istituto Europeo di Design (Venice).

Exhibition organized by Centro de Artes de Águeda.

Exhibition view © Miguel Amado

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