João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira
João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira "Palhaço Rico Fode Palhaço Pobre" (2017) performer: Aurora Pinho photo: Alípio Padilha

MNAC - Rua Capelo

entry: General Conditions

Gender in Art. Body, sexuality, identity, resistance

2017-10-20
2018-03-11
Curatorship: Aida Rechena e Teresa Furtado
Museums are not neutral places. On the contrary they seek answers to key questions. Gender as one of individuals’ identity dimensions is comprised in those questions.

Gender is a sociocultural construction of identity imposed by social norms with the aim of transforming people into women or men while having real consequences in their lives, namely in the access to wealth, prestige and power. But this construction of distinct gender roles is simultaneously a personal choice that results in a broad and fluid range of gender identities, such as heterosexuality, lesbianism, homosexuality, transsexuality, intersexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, among others, thus becoming an act of freedom, diversity and individual expression.

Gender is not something that people possess, but something that is being built every minute, continuously in all situations of daily life, in permanent interaction with others, in the way individuals think, communicate and act.

Body, sexuality, identity and resistance are the dimensions present in the daily construction of Gender that lead this exhibition. In an attempt to undo stereotypes regarding the understanding of Gender, the exhibition brings to the museum a reflection and debate on the Gender dimension, based on a set of works by Portuguese artists Alice Geirinhas, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Ana Vidigal, Carla Cruz, Cláudia Varejão, Gabriel Abrantes, Horácio Frutuoso, João Gabriel, João Galrão, João Pedro Vale e Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, Maria Lusitano, Miguel Bonneville, Thomas Mendonça e Vasco Araújo.

 

 

 





Activities

    2017-10-19 19h00
    Opening of the exhibition
    2017-11-24

    18h00
    20h00
    Conversation with the Artists
    2017-12-15

    18h00
    20h00
    Conversation with the Artists
    2018-01-21 12h30
    Performance DE-GENERUS by Teatro Jovem GUERBEROFF
    2018-01-26

    18h00
    20h00
    Conversation with the Artists
All Activities 3

On Exhibition

Imago 2021

Joakim Eskildsen

2021-10-14
2022-01-02
MNAC is, once again, a partner of the Imago Lisboa festival, whose exhibition proposals will be distributed in various spaces in the city and welcomes, in this edition, the work of the photographer, Joakim Eskildsen
Temporary Exhibition

The artist of the moment: the Paleolithic Man

2021-10-03
2021-11-25
An exhibition by cartoonist Luís Afonso
Solo show

Drawing and watercolor courses

2021-09-04
2021-11-06
Drawing and watercolor courses taught by Nelson Ferreira
Class

A Brasileira do Chiado

Café Museu 1925-1971

2021-06-26
2021-10-24
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Raquel Henriques da Silva
The Café Museu da Brasileira on display at the MNAC
Temporary Exhibition

The Pathway to the Light as It Goes along the Light

2021-06-22
2021-11-14
Curated by João Biscainho, the inaugural exhibition of the new Millennium bcp Gallery presents a selection of works in a dialogue between the MNAC and Millennium bcp collections, and other national and international collections.
Colective Exhibition

Cycle “Women Painters in the Ibero-American World” 2021-2022

2021-06-17
2022-03-03
Cycle of lectures presented by Painters who were especially active in the Ibero-American World and who over the centuries have contributed to reducing gender bias and putting an end to a series of stereotypes in the world of the arts.
Speeches

Modern glances

2021-05-18
2021-12-31
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira
Crossing glances and a taste for pictorial framings in the MNAC collection.
Temporary Exhibition

110 years

2021-05-18
2024-04-01
An intervention that celebrates 110 years of the MNAC.
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