Curated by Tereza Seabra
16 September till 16 October
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11h–13h and 14h–19h
Closed on Sundays and Mondays except September 19th and 20th
19 September, Saturday
VADE RETRO presents the work of thirteen international artists: Volker Atrops (DE), David Bielander (DE), Carla Castiajo (PT), Iris Eichenberg (DE/US), Alejandra Ferrer (CO), Teresa Lacerda (PT), Kadri Mälk (EE), Chequita Nahar (SR/NL), Bernhard Schobinger (CH), Tereza Seabra (PT), Pedro Sequeira (PT), Catarina Silva (PT) and Takayoshi Terajima (JP). We have all let ourselves get seduced by the magic of our childhood fairy tales: frogs that turn into princes, genii who grant us wishes, godmothers who save us from curses or princes who heal us with kisses of love. But in the reality of our adult lives, when faced with events beyond our understanding and which we would make disappear like magic, our childhood heroes do not come to our rescue. The unintelligible and the manifestations of evil spirits and supernatural forces have always weighed on the destiny of men. For this reason and to fight the unknown, human lives have been sacrificed, temples built, gods invoked, and objects of protection, amulets and talismans made to overcome the fear of the unknown.