You're invited to bring works (any medium), practices or just yourselves. The event might go towards exhibition, performance, workshop, intervention, or more likely, a mix of them. Art Opening appears uninvited in art and non-art spaces, adding an extra layer to their ordinary function – producing meetings between two types of audiences, attentions, situations, performers.
Explicit and implicit restrictions determine what kind of art is possible, by whom, for whom, if and how we can be together. Artists are more and more rewarded for conformism, for interiorizing institutional mindsets, unquestionable "correct stances" and pre-established perspectives. In this art closure atmosphere, Art Opening aims for temporary zones of possibility, for art openings at the levels of formats, contents and aesthetics.
One of art's capacities is to question the normal and to explore alternatives, to deviate from conventions, regulations, measures, restrictions, mandates and protocols. In a time when bodies are seen as sources of infection and disease, and we're preferred as online disembodied presences, turned against each other, Art Opening is a reminder that bodies are also sources of affects, intuitions, connection, presence, joy, creativity, love, sensibility, without which, there is no 'life' to be saved.
*You can disagree, and still be very welcomed to the Art Opening. Against the current atmosphere, Art Opening embraces the plurality of views.
With Evie Cousins, Maria Draghici, Florin Flueras, Piotrek Szwagrzyk, Eliza Trefas.
Lisbon, Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Nov 11.