Exhibition Not down in any map
Curated by Joana Valsassina and Leonor Carrilho
November 22, 2019 to March 5, 2020
Monday to Sunday from 12PM to 8PM
TAGs’ first exhibition has as its starting point the particular nature of this place of stay and passage to explore the journey as a process of creation. Creation of the expectation that precedes the trip, the narrative that shapes it and the memory that alters it. Creation of identity - of ours and of each new place - in a dialectical process that establishes points of contact and divergence between the Self and the Other.
Not down in any map brings together works by five young artists that evoke instances of exploration and fictionalization, recognition and reflection, passage and refuge.
Joana Valsassina is a curator, writer and cultural producer, with a degree in Museology and Architecture from the University of New York and Lisbon respectively. Nowadays an independent curator and co-curator of TAGs’ Gallery in Lisbon, she formerly worked at MoMA and Drawing Centre in New York as well as in MAAT, in Lisbon. Besides developing her curatorial and editorial skills, she is a regular writer in Umbigo Magazine and is ahead of initiatives like Bairro das Artes and Mapa das Artes.
Leonor Carrilho has a BA in Social and Cultural Communication and a post-graduation in Cultural Curatorship and Programming from the Catholic University of Lisbon. She was part of the Communication and Press team of the 3rd edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and participated in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Since 2014, has been working at the EDP Foundation's communication team, incorporating the team of MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, since its creation in 2015. In addition to her work in the institutional environment, she is co-curator of the independent space TAG Gallery.