Karlos Gil is taking part in Secret Codes, a show in Galeria Luisa Strina to commemorate the gallery’s 40th anniversary.
Curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, the exhibition project is based on research on the notions of convention and sign legibility in relation to communication and puts together works by over 30 artists dating from the 60s to our days.
The show aims to explore historically how most contemporary artists and works place emphasis in matters relating to occultation, seeming senselessness, literary resources or double meaning between form and content, among others, at the moment of launching an idea, a concept or a message for the viewer to understand, read or encode—even fully aware of its own difficulties—while in others the emphasis is placed in the poetics of senselessness or the no-understanding.
A fine selection of pieces that will try to involve the viewer in the mysteries, messages and codes they secretly hold.
Artists: Alighiero Boetti, Anna Maria Maiolino, André Cadere, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Antonio Manuel, Art & Language, Bernardo Ortiz, Cerith Wyn Evans, Christopher Knowles, Cildo Meireles, Dora Garcia, Emily Mast, Geta Brătescu, Guy De Cointet, Itziar Okariz, Jack Smith, Julieta Aranda, Julien Bismuth & Jean Pascal Flavien, Karlos Gil, Liam Gillick, Luigi Serafini, Mary Beth Edelson, Mira Schendel, Mirtha Dermisache, Muntadas, On Kawara, Pablo Accinelli, Samuel Beckett, Stephen Willats, Ugo Rondinone, Waldemar Cordeiro.
18 December 2013–22 February 2014
Opening: December 17, 19h
Galeria Luisa Strina
Rua Padre João Manuel, 755 loja 2
Cerqueira César 01411-001
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