THE GREEN LINE
Solo show curated by Lourenço Egreja at This Is Not A White Cube, Lisbon, Portugal.
May - Jul 2022
I have known Pedro Pires work since 2006 and for some time something has interested me: the artist's ability to create a simulacrum that points towards an archaeological reality or to imagery of distant times. This is one of several characteristics of his production, which I intend to analyse in the context of the solo exhibition held at Galeria This is Not a White Cube in Lisbon.
Archaeology, the study of ancient civilizations through material means, has its origins in the human curiosity, sometimes obsessive, of some individuals for the research of lost cultures. For example Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823) was an explorer who worked in circuses in the United Kingdom, in the entertainment industry and who, given his engineering background, was eventually hired to transport the famous bust of Ramses II weighing more than two tons in a couple of days.
+ Full text by Lourenço Egreja HERE
+ Catalogue of the exhibition HERE.