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Baginski Galeria / Projectos

Private Gallery
We’ll open our new gallery space on May 19th.
Our new space / © DMF, 2009
Our new space / © DMF, 2009


"Com Piada" by Jarbas Lopes
"Exposição Solar" by Miguel Palma

Curator: Miguel von Hafe Perez

Opening: Tuesday, May 19, 8-12 pm
Open to the public from May 19 to July 31, 2009

Baginski, Galeria / Projectos
Rua Capitão Leitão, nº 51-53
1950-050 Lisbon

T: 00351-213970719

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm.
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and national holidays.

The new gallery space from Baginski, Galeria / Projectos in Lisbon will open on May 19 with two solo shows: "Com Piada" by Jarbas Lopes (1964) and "Exposição Solar" by Miguel Palma (1964), both curated by Miguel von Hafe Perez.

Jarbas Lopes, one of the most internationally renowned Brazilian artists, opens now his first solo show in Portugal at Baginski, Galeria / Projectos. He works in the tradition of such artist-activists as Joseph Beuys, whose notion of "social sculpture" views art as a means through which people can shape their society and views social interaction as an art form as well. Jarbas uses whatever art medium and materials suit his purposes, e.g. installations and drawings. He also works in performance, video, music, and poetry.
Standing out are his participations at the São Paulo Biennial, the Habana Biennial and the Pontevedra Biennial, also his artistic residences at the Krinzinger Project in Vienna and at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Miami, as well as his presence in an institutional group show in Portugal, curated by Adriano Pedrosa.
The artist shows his work since 1990 in the Brazilian context (Paço Imperial, RJ; MAMAM, Recife; MAM, RJ; MASP, SP; Paço das Artes, SP; Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, RJ), and he has also realized several solo and group shows in international institutions (ASU Museum of Art, Phoenix, EUA; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, EUA; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK; Gasworks Gallery, Londres, UK; Parasol Unit, Londres, UK).
He was also chosen to figure in ICECREAM, Phaidon, 2007, as one of the 100 artists to watch out now!
This show is organized in cooperation with Galeria Luísa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

Miguel Palma, is being referred to as one of the most relevant Portuguese contemporary artists. He creates art works that explore the urgency of the technological progress - so characteristic for our actual society -, proposing alternative paths (as well as ironic ones) to this immeasurable ambition. His work distinguishes itself not only by this visionary capacity of architecting projects that characterize the dynamic of life and its times.
Over the last years, Palma's work has been discovered by the North-American art scene, being already very present in projects realized in the USA.
Standing out are his participation at the First Biennial of New Orleans, Prospect.1 curated by Dan Cameron and his artist residencies at Location One and ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program) in New York, as well as at the Center of the Arts HEADLANDS, California.
He is a constant presence in Portuguese institutions (Culturgest, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Museu Berardo e Museu do Chiado em Lisboa; Museu de Serralves no Porto), as well as in international ones (MUDAM, Luxemburgo; Museu Pateo Herreriano, Espanha; Villa Arson, Centre de Création Contemporain de Tours, França; Witte de With, Holanda; Bloomberg Space, Reino Unido).
For the new gallery space Miguel Palma proposes his most recent project "Exposição Solar", a powerful site-specific installation.
The new gallery space is located at Rua Capitão Leitão 51-53. We're confronted with a harbor warehouse that has been completely remodeled, nearby the Lisbon riverside. It has c. 650 m2 that are divided into two exhibition galleries, with an ample storage space, an open-space office and a private-view space.

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