CONTOS TROPICAIS | LISBON, PORTUGAL | 02.2019

What

As Brazil enters a period of intense, and uncertain, political and social changes, Cássio Markowski presents here a timely proposal which, based on news items disseminated in the mass media, takes as focal point a look into the standardisation of physical and symbolic violence present in conflict areas in his home country.

The scenes contained in the set of pieces showcased here, in the form of silhouettes that have been cut out and painted with spray paint, try to generate through their different layers of meaning a poetic reflection on the contrast between the imagination of an exuberant nature and a tolerant society in tension with an increasingly violent reality.

WHEN

CÁSSIO MARKOWSKI // SOLO SHOW/ FEBRUARY 16, 2019
“CONTOS TROPICAIS |TROPICAL TALES”
Opening: 16 February 2019

WHERE

UNDERDOGS ART STORE GALLERY | Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa,
Armazém A, Nº 20, Cais do Sodré
Lisbon • Portugal

Underdogs is an international working platform based in Lisbon, Portugal that aims at creating space within the contemporary art scene for artists connected with the new languages of urban visual culture. Its purpose is to reflect with precision what we see as an important segment of contemporary visual and graphic culture by fostering the establishment of connections, partnerships and collaborative efforts between artists, cultural agents and venues, while helping to bridge the gap between these and the public.

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