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think about the size

JORDI ALCARAZ, PAULINE BASTARD, ERICK BELTRÁN, ALFONS BORRELL, CABELLO/CARCELLER, CABRITA, VICTORIA CIVERA, HANNAH COLLINS, CARLES CONGOST, LUIS GORDILLO, ANNIKA KAHRS, LOLA LASURT, FABIAN MARCACCIO, ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA, MUNTADAS, JAVIER PEÑAFIEL, PEREJAUME, PABLO DEL POZO, FERNANDO PRATS, CAIO REISEWITZ, MARCEL RUBIO JULIANA, JULIÃO SARMENTO, JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA, TERESA SOLAR, JUAN USLÉ 

 

 

“Escric amb rius i turons / sobre el paper de les planes”    Perejaume*

 

Spring has been marked by a radical transformation of our ways of moving, relating and exchanging. Suddenly everything has changed. Our perception of everyday things and also of the most relevant things has been questioned. What seemed essential to us becomes not essential. We have realized the precariousness of life, we have known the importance of solidarity, of family, of our loved ones, of our environment. Nature and the environment have also taken a leading role that they did not have before.

 

Facing this, we have dared to ask the artists of the gallery to participate in this exhibition that we now present, with works which they have carried out during this time of social isolation. They are diverse answers to the same question, they have in common the use of paper as a medium, common for some –like Victoria Civera or Perejaume– and unprecedented for others –like Hannah Collins or Annika Kahrs–.

 

The making of these works has been able to become an escape route, a tool to continue working despite the difficulties and, at the same time, they allow the spectator to enter the intimacy of the studios and the heads of their creators. They are, in most cases, works made at home, with house’s tools, testimonies of a unique and, we hope, unrepeatable moment.

 

‘Think about the size of the universe, then brush your teeth and go to bed’ takes the title of a work by the artist Annika Kahrs. Starting with humor, it invites us to reflect on the balance between micro and macro levels and on the search for meaning and identity within the unfathomable universe of which we are a part, reflections that become fundamental in the current context.

 

The result of this exhibition has been a series of diverse works. In some cases, we see that the themes that worried the artists, before the pandemic, have maintained their leading role or, even in others, they show fragments of their work process and are linked to future projects.

 

In other cases, we find proposals that speak directly of the current moment: reflections on personal relationships, the political situation, messages from the media or vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly.

 

Finally, we would also find a third group of works that focus on observing the closest environment and nature.

 

 

To provide you with more information and images, please contact galeria@galeriajoanprats.com

 

 

* “I write with rivers and hills / on the paper of the plains” Perejaume

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Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ), Guadalajara, México

3.12.2019 – 26.4.2020

 

Exposición de escultura en la que participan Zazil Barba, Jose Dávila, Pedro Cabrita Reis y María Taniguchi. La muestra plantea al gremio de los artistas como uno de los últimos grupos preocupados por originar conceptos alternos y nuevas formas de mirar, quienes logran subvertir el orden de las cosas para crear otros significados, para transformar la relación con los objetos y lograr una suerte de poesía.

 

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A ROVING GAZE (UM OLHAR INQUIETO)

Pedro Cabrita Reis

Opening 19.11, 22h
20.11.2019 – 22.03.2020
FUNDAÇÃO DE SERRALVES, Porto, Portugal

 

Specifically conceived for the Museum’s spaces, a single, large-scale work with a very clear autobiographic quality will reflect the ever-present relationship between Cabrita Reis’s artistic practice and his reflection on the role of museums. Far from any chronological concern, A ROVING GAZE includes photographs of a large selection of Cabrita Reis’s works from 1999 to the present, displayed on structures created by the artist, along with a series of objects, drawings, documents and other works, the whole generating a total installation environment in which the artist’s life and work intersect. 

 

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Cabrita Reis - CGAC

15.11.2019 – 02.02.2020

CGAC, Santiago de Compostela

 

Comisario/a: Susana González/Santiago Olmo

 

El proyecto expositivo WORK (always) IN PROGRESS plantea un discurso secuencial que permite abordar los principales aspectos del trabajo de Pedro Cabrita Reis (Lisboa, 1956) a través de series representativas como Compounds, Favorite Places, True Gardens o Foresta en un arco temporal que recorre tres décadas. La muestra se articula por medio de una treintena de obras que ocupan el vestíbulo y las plantas baja y primera del CGAC, junto con intervenciones site specific en el exterior del edificio. Las obras reunidas dan cuenta de su extensaproducción artística, que evidencia el potencial dialéctico de su trabajo, entre referencias a principios constructivistas y procesuales, cuestiones formales minimalistas y el uso prominente del objeto preexistente.

 

El sentido de la obra de Cabrita Reis, implícito en el título de la muestra, es el resultado de su particular mirada, en una permanente reflexión plástica y filosófica. Cabrita practica un modo de pensamiento que se encuentra entre las premisas ontológicas y los planteamientos empíricos, relacionado con aquello que no resulta tan evidente y que alude a la existencia, a lo sustancial de la naturaleza del ser. La base de su trabajo se sitúa en la reflexión antropológica sobre el comportamiento social a través del espacio y del tiempo. Pero, lejos de la perspectiva científica del análisis sociológico, el método de Cabrita se basa en la capacidad de concebir el mundo de manera simbólica. Para ello utiliza un engranaje conceptual ligado a las ideas filosóficas de transitoriedad, existencia y memoria, reflexionando sobre lo esencial desde la evidencia de la finitud de la vida.

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Arco 2019

ARCOmadrid 

27/02/2019 – 03/03/2019

Booth 9C09

 

AÏDA ANDRÉS RODRIGÁLVAREZ, PEDRO CABRITA REIS, VICTORIA CIVERA, HANNAH COLLINS, HERNÁNDEZ PIJUAN, FABIAN MARCACCIO, MUNTADAS, PEREJAUME, PABLO DEL POZO, CAIO REISEWITZ, JULIÃO SARMENTO, JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA, TERESA SOLAR, JUAN USLÉ

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CAIO REISEWITZ Meeting with the artist and book signing, Altamira

Thursday, February 28, in our booth at ARCOmadrid 2019

Paintings #26, 2016

Lisbon, 1956

Lives and works in Lisbon

 

Cabrita’s complex work can be characterized by an idiosyncratic philosophical and poetical discourse embracing a great variety of means: painting, photography, drawing, and sculptures composed of industrial materials and found objects.

 

His work has steadily received international acknowledgement, thus becoming crucial and decisive for the understanding of sculpture from the mid-1980’s onwards. By using simple materials that are submitted to constructive processes, Cabrita recycles almost anonymous reminiscences of primordial gestures and actions repeated in everyday life. Centered in questions relative to space and memory, his works gain a suggestive power of association which reach a metaphorical dimension by going beyond the visual.

 

The complex theoretical and formal diversity of the work of Cabrita proceeds from an anthropological reflection, which is contrary to the reductionism of sociological discourse. In fact, it is on silences and indagations that the work of Cabrita is based and built on.

The Lisbon Totem #3, 2017

Opening: 26.9, 7 pm 

Exhibition October – November

 

 

We are pleased to announce Pedro Cabrita Reis´ first exhibition in our gallery, presenting a selection of recent works of sculpture, paintings and photography.

 

The work by Cabrita Reis includes a great variety of media, varying from photography and drawing to large-scale paintings and sculptures, composed of industrial and often found materials, as in the case of Floresta, 2017, which we are presenting in the exhibition, and they frequently reach architectural dimensions. In this exhibition, we encounter works made of different materials such as steel, wood, aluminium, glass, enamel, bronze and acrylic. In the words of the artist, “Everything that exists is material which can be used in the construction of a work of art”. Consequently, he does not establish hierarchies between the objects and materials he work with. For Cabrita Reis, the material is the way of looking and thinking that changes everything.

 

Cabrita Reis´ work investigates the limits between architecture, sculpture, painting and photography, while he primarily considers himself a painter. His work is three-dimentional, often very personal and aim to alter, define or question the limits of spatiality. The meaning remains mysterious and fascinating. The contemplation takes form in the material, reaching the spectator, provoking new questions and linking imagination to experience.

 

Pedro Cabrita Reis began his career in the 1980s, as one of the most distinguished artists of his generation, introducing an universe of archaic and mythical references, collective memory and individual revelation. His works have had a great impact on the Portuguese and international culture, incorporating, into the more radical modern heritage, the possibility of returning to more traditional artistic disciplines: drawing, painting and sculpture.