• “Alternativa Zero”

    Galleria Bianca/Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa

    This exhibition attempted to reconstruct the artistic climate in Portugal immediately following the 1974 fall of the dictatorial regimes that had, for nearly half a century, isolated Portugal from the flow of ideas circulating throughout the rest of Europe. From its title to the forty-odd artists represented, the show was an almost exact historical re-creation of an exhibition organized in Lisbon in 1977 by the poet and film director Ernesto de Sousa, who was a key figure in the Portuguese cultural renaissance. At the time, the show represented a veritable rupture with the orthodoxy and congealment

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