Paradoxos da Torre de Marfim: A pintura e o pictórico na Coleção Norlinda e José Lima [Paradoxes of the Ivory Tower: painting and the pictorial in the Norlinda and José Lima Collection]
14 may — 25 september 2016
Curator: David Barro

According to the curator, Paradoxos da Torre de Marfim: A pintura e o pictórico na Coleção Norlinda e José Limaseeks to explore the boundaries of painting in a selection of artworks from the collection: ‘What do we call painting today? There are so many styles, legacies, artists and media that it has become very difficult to define a particular aspect of this question. Today, painting is an idea, a way of thinking about painting itself in its possibility to apprehend the world. Therefore, all that is said or done about painting is in itself painting as manifestation of an attitude, a stance that implies a constant (re)thinking by artists about their place. Anything that may aid in creating an image can be a painting, because the time of painting always implies a new definition and the history of art is the history of painting. For this reason, we have a way of seeing life in pictorial terms and assume that painting is no longer a technique, but a tradition’. [David Barro] [David Barro]

Artists: Adriana Varejão, Albuquerque Mendes, Alexandre Farto, Andres Serrano, Andy Warhol, Ângela Ferreira, Anish Kapoor, Artur Barrio, Carmen Calvo, Damien Hirst, Daniel Blaufuks, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Diogo Pimentão, Edgar Martins, Eduardo Batarda, Fiona Rae, Franz West, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Graça Sarsfield, Günther Förg, Jean-Marie Bytebier, Joan Fontcuberta, João Penalva, José Bechara, José Loureiro, José Pedro Croft, Júlia Ventura, Julião Sarmento, Leonel Moura, Luís Paulo Costa, Mafalda Santos, Matt Mullican, Michael Biberstein, Paulo Nozolino, Robert Longo, Tobias Lehner, Tracey Moffatt, Vik Muniz, William Wegman e Yonamine.

David Barro is an independent curator and the editor of art magazine DARDO since 2006. Since 1998, he writes art criticism pieces for the newspaper El Cultural (El Mundo). He is an art consultant responsible for the collection of Barrie Foundation (Spain). In 2010, he was the art director of the art fair Espacio Atlántico (Spain) and, from 2000 to 2006, lectured at the University of Porto (Portugal). Barro was the editor of several Spanish art magazines such as [W] art, Arte y Parte, InteresArte (1998-2002), and art director of the project Acima! Natural Art Show (Porto) and the International Festival of Sustainable Art Action Sustentável SOS 4.8 in Múrcia.

Exhibition view © André Rocha

Exhibition catalog
170 x 240 mm
144 pp
Bilingual POR/ENG
Design: Patrice Almeida
Legal deposit: 409932/16

€ 16.00