5 Exhibitions to Visit in February

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Do you already have plans for February? In order not to miss the latest in the art world, P55 has put together a list of five art exhibitions that will take place during the month of February. Take a look at this guide and discover the perfect proposal for you.⁠

1."Nobody. Just Me" by Belén Uriel at Centro de Arte Oliva
Belén Uriel is one of the artists whose work appears in the next exhibition at the Centro de Arte Oliva, which opens on February 5th - “Nobody. Só Eu”: presents the results of a residency coordinated by Antonia Gaeta around the exhibition Jaime: “I saw a dog of mine with wolves”. The resident artists are Ana Manso, Ana Santos, Belén Uriel, Francisca Carvalho, Jorge Queiróz, Mattia Denisse, Sérgio Carronha, Susanne Themlitz and Tropa Macaca. Restricted experience; Extensive descriptions; Complementarity between experience and description; Imagination and memory, these are the lines of force that Antonia Gaeta proposed that artists should follow.

Belen Uriel | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

2."Shaped in Darkness" by Hugo Canoilas in Gulbenkian
This solo exhibition presents an immersive and sensorial installation that follows an investigation into the seabed initiated by Hugo Canoilas in 2020.THECenter for Modern Artinvited Hugo Canoilas to produce a project specifically for the temporary exhibition gallery of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. Hugo Canoilas continues an investigation started in 2020, around life on the seabed and in «aquatic» environments, proposing an immersive and sensorial installation inhabited by creatures, paintings-sculptures in which color, textures, organic and fluid they confer an almost alchemical quality, as if they were, under our gaze and presence, in full metamorphosis.

Hugo Canoilas | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

3.“White Gloves” by Pedro Valdez Cardoso at Galeria Fernando Santos
Galeria Fernando Santos was created in 1993, in Porto, having been the first to establish itself on Rua Miguel Bombarda, known as the city's cultural artery. Its main objectives are the dissemination of contemporary projects and artists, making them known to curators, institutions and audiences. Until March 12, the exhibition “White Gloves” by Pedro Valdez Cardoso is on display.
There was once a story that became a story with the duplicity of emotion and amazement. Only the base image remains, as a fact experienced as a child, which survives only in the most spectacular contours. The facts, which are not so important to this case, are lost. In art, facts are secondary, even when they speak of the truth. As in poetry, pretend.“ (José Pardal Pina, December 2021)
Pedro Valdez Cardoso lives and works in Lisbon. He has exhibited regularly since 2001, having participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. The work he has been developing, with a greater focus on sculpture and installation, focuses mainly on issues related to identity (social, sexual and cultural) and post-colonial issues.

Pedro Valdez Cardoso | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

4."Error 417: Failed Expectation" and "The Hour Before Sunset" at the Porto Municipal Gallery
Until February 13, the Municipal Gallery of Porto has two new exhibition projects on display – “Erro 417: Expectativa Failed”, curated by Marta Espiridião, and “A Hora Antes do Pôr-do-Sol”, by artist Milena Bonilla, with curated by Juan Luis Toboso. In “Erro 417: Failed Expectation”, curator Marta Espiridião focuses on notions of failure and success, particularly in relation to the capitalist economic context and the various structural constraints, such as ethnicity, gender or social condition. Both exhibitions have free admission and can be visited until February 13, 2022, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Porto Municipal Gallery | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

5.“The nude and the wood” by Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel at Culturgest Lisboa
Daniel Dewar (Forest of Dean, UK, 1976) and Grégory Gicquel (Saint-Brieuc, France, 1975) began their artistic collaboration in the late 1990s, while they were still university students. Their journey began with the presentation in public space, and without prior announcement, of long-term performances (the eight hours of work) in which they reproduced, over and over again, the same gestures or the same apparently simple and mundane actions, as bounce a ball on the floor or eat ice cream. This idea of commitment and task was combined, shortly afterwards, with an obsession with productive autonomy and independence from all types of third-party services, a circumstance that launched them on an epic journey to recover traditional crafts such as terracotta work, wood , stone or textile, and even for the design of the very instruments with which these materials are transformed.
The result of this work offers us glimpses of a world in everything similar to ours, only slightly distorted: enlarged, fragmented, duplicated, merged, failed, mixed, metamorphosed, as if these objects were instances of a parallel universe where the absurd is not sign of an existential anguish but precisely the opposite.

Culturgest Lisbon | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

"Side Facing The Wind" by Silvia Bächliat Culturgest Porto
The work of Silvia Bächli (Baden, Switzerland, 1956) resembles a visual inventory of subtle everyday experiences. Working almost exclusively in the field of drawing, the artist has been exploring, since the mid-1980s, a very narrow set of graphic resources – essentially trace and color – through which she seeks to establish impressions and sensations that we experience every day. As the title of this exhibition indicates, the peculiar experience of our body affected by a side wind can be the trigger for a set of works that aim to make visible the ineffable essence of this phenomenon. Bächli's drawings are essays: images that make approximations, necessarily incomplete and partial, of the intangible world.

Culturgest Porto | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

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