Pedro Pascoinho | Dismantle - to Dissipate

21 Jun 2018 – 14 Sep 2018

Galeria Acervo

Lisbon, Portugal


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  • 773 / 201 /
  • BAIXA-CHIADO STATION (plus 10m walk) or RATO STATION (plus 15m walk)

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„ (…) inspired by a phrase by Eva Hesse, and by the title of the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Solomon R. Gugenhein Museum of New York, Abstraction in the Twentieth Century: Total Risk, Freedom and Discipline, commissioned by Mark Rosenthal, I have decided to contribute to the reading of the work of Pedro Pascoinho departing from the title of that exhibition and by changing its order: Liberty, Discipline and Total Risk. (…)

The works presented at this exhibition follow this line. Works such as Contraption, Entrance, Annull/Void, Remnant I, Remannat II, Erase, Withraw Extraction, Order show the artist’s capacity to take risk and to develop a new line of work, based on the past research on figuration but which, it seems, approaches formal abstraction. Abstraction in the sense of leaving behind a restrict representation based on a narrative typical of figuration, to propose new visual paths (…)

These works presented at Acervo how a shift in the work of Pedro Pascoinho towards the abandonment of the world of appearances and the entrance into the world of a style of its own in which depuration is clearly a subject.“

Lourenço Egreja (2), Lisbon, June 2018

(2) Art Historian, Artistic Director of Carpe Diem - Art and Research (Lisbon, Portugal), platform of research, experimentation and study in the filed of contemporary art, since January 2009.

Exhibiting artists

Pedro Pascoinho


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