2018

1 Visão s/ 1 Colecção (série 4)

Fundamental works of art , of Jorge Cardoso´s collection, selected specifically for the new gallery venue.

2017

Change of Premises

This is the year that marks the change of Vantag facilities, from Rua Miguel Bombarda to Rua Calouste Gulbenkian.
That's why we privilege : locally, collective and retrospective exhibitions; traveling exhibitions, giving continuity to the sculpture row project, with the placement in Quinta do Casal, at Ponte de Lima, of another work by Ângelo Ribeiro; exhibitions of our artists elsewhere.

Travelling Shows

SCULPTURES ROW

@ Casa da Eira

Initiative by the Vantag Gallery in partnership with Casa da Eira / Moledo do Minho. We intend to show sculpture, which is more difficult to show than painting, promoting the not much explored tradition of sculpture park. The installations are temporary, although for logistical and transportation matters, the frequency exchange of the sculptures will be less than if they were paintings. The VANTAG Itinerancies department intends therefore to approach the art of his public in such a pleasant place as our partner Casa da Eira. This, in turn, is one of the most photographed homes in the world, due to being one of the first works of the architect Alvaro Siza. In this first edition, we present two sculptures that interact with the area in an opposite manner:

 - the work of Manolo Paz was recolocated in order to take advantage of what sets it apart. However this change of location did not affect what is its fundamental feature the integration almost mimetic with the surrounding elements (for it was produced with granite of Porriño (locality near in Galicia). 

- in contrast the integration demonstrated by the work of Manolo Paz, we have the sculpture of the couple Isabel+Rodrigo Cabral, which lives of provocation. The super-colored and aggressive elements although minimalistic, illustrate the human intervention in contrast to nature.

- a middle ground can be illustrated by Ângelo Ribeiro’s sculpture in steel. It is more discreet in terms of the colors, only black (with small silver details) and in terms of the shape although it is 3 meters high. 

Other works will be presented in future editions. We expect them to please anyone who staying or visiting Casa da Eira.


SCULPTURES ROW

@ Quinta do Casal

 

Initiative by  Vantag Gallery in partnership with a Quinta do Casal do Condado / Facha / Ponte de Lima.

The VANTAG Itinerancies department intends therefore to bring art to its public in such a pleasant place as our partner Quinta do Casal.

Other works will be presented in future editions. We hope they will please those who stay or visit Quinta do Casal.

2016

Vantag @ Miguel Bombarda 552

COLORS OF JOY & DESPAIR

Color is a power which directly influences the soul. 

(Wassily Kandinsky)

... and our soul rejoices with the first work of this exhibition: the painting "Conjugation" by Pedro Amaral, with the children, flowers and more flowers ... and colors; then we continue reveling in this state of mind/soul as we move to the second painting by the same author, named "Whaam" and now, in addition to colors, we have the sparkles, the glitter, expansive forms, not to say explosive as the title transcript that appears in large letters on the canvas itself.  

Then we look briefly around the room and the patches of color are everywhere, surrounding us with stimuli for the soul. But…And there's always a "but" in a good story ... in fact the onomatopoeia of the title, which might seem to illustrate the visual environment of the former musical ensemble of George Michael, is ultimately far more literal: on a second reading of this art we see that after all the illustrations are linked to warfare ... the Vietnamese peasants fleeing, the military helicopter in silhouette, the shackled characters (even the cartoon of imperialist Uncle Sam) ... This has always been one of the pitfalls of Pop Art: a first reading may suggest trivial works; then, it turns out, they deal with much more serious and profound topics. In fact, going back to the first painting, not everything is joy, as mentioned at the beginning of the text: there are also there (on the right side) contradictory and disturbing elements.

 Together these two works illustrate the title found for this exhibition ... colors of joy and despair; the remaining works are variations on the theme and represent - each one per se - a new opportunity for analysis: will the colors be conveying their primary function (black, brown = sorrow, light blue, yellow = joy, etc.) or will they be also instruments of other desires hidden by the artist? Then the 3rd painting will provide the chance for our next exercise: it is a work of Naïve Art, by Ivone Carvalho, that conveys the beauty and colors of nature and the work in the fields; they are joyful colors, even for those who find it hard to work in farming. But during corn harvest you will not likely think of despair. And what about the colors in Günther Förg? Or Pedro Tudela, where the painted words hide a mystery? And finally, how about visiting the "dark room" with works by Marcela Navascués and Eduardo Matos? Here, the colors are helped by electricity and even the effects of black light to further disrupt or cheer the soul!

(Jorge Cardoso)

2015

Vantag @ Miguel Bombarda  552 and 578

Censorship is a Bitch

by The Flipados Team

PI

by Jorge Cardoso

Digital Perspective

by Pedro Bruschy

Doors

Collective exhibition

V DE VERÃO (3ª edição)

Collective exhibition

Be Smart Buy Art

Collective exhibition

ALCINO CARDOSO COLLECTION

1st part -» Paths of the Figurative

WINDOWS

Collective exhibition

2014

Vantag @ Miguel Bombarda  552

Capite et Tractio

by Carlos Azevedo

THE SPECIALS

80's portuguese art

EDITIONS OF YOU

by Jorge Cardoso

FOLHAS DE OUTONO

Collective exhibition

V DE VERÃO (2ª edição)

Collective exhibition

COMPR'ARTE

Collective exibition

2013

Vantag @ DM2 and Miguel Bombarda  552

CAGE BREAK

by Wong Soi Lon

DRAW IT FIRST

Collective exhibition

WEST GOES EAST

by A. DeLima and Jorge Cardoso

1 VISÃO s/ 1 COLECCÃO (parte 3)

Collective exhibition

MA.CAU.NOW

by Jorge Cardoso

BE SMART BUY ART

Collective exibition

ENTRELAÇADOS

by Sergio Astorga

PAGUE E LEVE

Collective exhibition

2012

Vantag @ DM2 and Miguel Bombarda  552

VIAGENS

by Vera Bettencourt

WALKING ON CLOUDS

by Isabel Braga

THE GLOBAL WANDERER

by Nuno Veloso

V de VERÃO (1ª edição)

Collective exhibition

NINETY DEGREES

by Pedro Bruschy and Shara Kunz

LOREM IPSUM

by Carlos Azevedo

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