Audio - The unavoidable tangibility of the book or, the ANTI-BOOK

The so-called artist books intend to deeply explore the medium Book. In this sense, they end up playing and developing political, economic and social resistance and subversion. Obviously, the radicalization of these book creation strategies ends up becoming limited, hindering the relationship and the interest of the non-specialized public, as they tend to approach, confusing themselves, with works of art such as painting or sculpture that , not infrequently, are single works or of reduced and controlled duplication. Most of these objects circulate in galleries and museums or at special events, such as the increasingly frequent artist book fairs. Collection objects are acquired and valued by private collectors and institutions. Its maximum uniqueness is its highest capitalization value.

With works by António Faria, Bráulio Amado, Dinis Santos, Francisco Vidal, Isabel Baraona, J. Fonte Santa, José Maçãs de Carvalho, Marco Balesteros and Sara Vaz with Diogo Alvim, Marco Godinho, Miguel Palma, Pedro Cabrita Reis, R2 (Artur Rebelo and Lizá Ramalho), Sara & André, Victor Pires Vieira.

Exhibition curated by Luis Alegre and Adelaide Ginga at MNAC Rua Capelo from March 22 to June 2, 2019.

Program: not available