The Missing Revolution
May 27




Free Entrance
The Missing Revolution
May 27




Free Entrance


The Missing Revolution is an exhibition/artwork that temporarily transforms the Maus Habitos exhibition room into the headquarters of a possible political and artistic movement dedicated to the collective reflection on the idea of Revolution in 2017. Included in Saco Azul’s art program for 2017 "And Now", the project underlines the urgency of a collective reflection on contemporaneity and its apparent lack of change.

The Missing Revolution
Diana Geiroto, Leonor Parda, Daniel Pinheiro, Rita Roque and Juan Luis Toboso
Curated by Carolina Grilo Santos and Carmo Azeredo

Exhibition/Collective-Artwork in process until 25.06
Maus Hábitos


Saturday 27.05
16h > 01h Opening
17h > 20h Table Talk 1
Revolution and Utopia: History and Idealism vs. Reality
with José Eduardo Reis, Marta Bernardes and João Sousa Cardoso

Thursdays 1.06
19h > 21h Readings with Juan Luis Toboso
The Style of the World. Life in the Fictional Capitalism by Vicente Verdú

Friday 02.06
17h > 20h Table Talk 2
Crisis-Politics-Art: Change or the lack of it
with Nuno Faleiro Rodrigues and Max Fernandes

Thursday 8.06
19h > 21h Readings with Juan Luis Toboso
The 3 Ecologies by Félix Guattari

Saturday 17.06
17h > 20h Table Talk 3
New Generations: Tech Revolution e Diffusion
with Rui Bebiano, Sara Orsi and Rui Torrinha
Special dinner participation by Maria Bleck

From Saturday 17.06 and then on Thu. Fri. e Sat. at night
22h > 01h Na rede à escuta (In the net listening)
Nocturnal audio Installation by Rita Roque

Thursday 22.06
19h > 21h Reading with Juan Luis Toboso
The Society of Tiredness by Byung-Chul Han

Thursday 29.06
19h > 21h Reading with Juan Luis Toboso
In the Prisons of the Possible by Marina Garcés
22h Performance-Concert by Jeanne Dark and The Blind Seers
23h Performance-Concert by Gazpacho De La Mancha
00h Open Sleep-Over

Sunday 25.06 Finissage
15h > 17h Table Talk 4
Alimentopia: Micro Activism and Macro Transformation
with Fátima Vieira and special guests invited by her.
Special dinner participation by Maria Bleck and Coop. Fruta Feia (Ugly Fruit)

The Missing Revolution, more than an exhibition, aims to be a space dedicated to the reflection, discussion and action of a possible revolution of which we are all part. Included in the exhibition program "E Agora" (And Now) of Saco Azul, it transforms the Maus Hábitos exhibition room temporarily into the headquarters of a possible movement dedicated to the collective problematization of the idea of Revolution in 2017. The project underlines the urgency of a reflection on the contemporaneity and its apparent lack of change and gives space to the discussion of current feelings such as impermanence, non-concretization and absence, also reflecting on the transformation of our capacity for action In the face of the passage from a linear and progressive understanding of the world to a networked one, in which everything happens simultaneously and is constantly changing.

In this place everything is effervescing, from the ideas to the continuous construction of the pieces and the space: the time of exhibition will be mainly a moment of things happening. The space was designed collectively to be open, so that all who visit it may temporarily be part of this movement. Throughout the exhibition, the collective of artists and curators gathered here and the special guests propose different perspectives on the idea of ​​change and revolution, from underlying ideologies and historical development to their pertinence, effectiveness or obsolescence at the present time, looking for possible new forms, both in the political and artistic fields. The room acts as a device for dialogue, sharing, creating and action, designing a meta-space in constant mutation, simultaneously intimate and open. The structure of scaffolding, designed, recovered and built by the collective, composed this device that serves multiple purposes such as support for pieces, work-table, bench and, above all, as space for gathering and for discussion. Through informal actions such as conversations, meetings, performances, meals, sleep-overs, readings and presentations, the project transforms artists, guests, friends and public into an ephemeral but real community of a movement to take place.

The pieces proposed individually by the invited artists have as common element the invitation to reflection. Preparing Departure by Leonor Parda is a sculptural object under construction that forms the conducting cabin of a (space)ship that suggests, with some irony, the possibility of new paths to explore, while inviting the public to take the drivers seat. The piece establishes a dialogue with the structure of scaffolding that serves as a workbench for the photocopying station, used by all the collective, but especially by Diana Geiroto who along the exhibition works on the idea of ​​object-block-drawing, inspired by pamphlets as a broadcast device. Diana's paper-objects materialize and appear in space and explore the idea of ​​multiple and of message under construction. The structure also serves as a bench for open conversations as well as the collective readings that constitute the artistic proposal of Juan Luis Toboso, who invites friends and interested public to come read and comment texts chosen by him, every Thursday at the end of the day. The proposal of Daniel Pinheiro displays a computer in the exhibition in which the public is invited to visit some links suggested by him as well as to search freely on topics related to the theme of the exhibition. The data from these surveys is then worked and later re-presented in space. And finally, Rita Roque's presents the piece “Na rede à escuta” (In the net listening) composed of two suspended net-beds and a Monstera Deliciosa (plant), as an invitation to stop and on introspection as a way to give space for reflection in solo. In the last days of the exhibition, the piece becomes a nocturnal audio installation that works the idea of ​​garden, living and sharing.

In the desire to involve multiple opinions and ideas around the issues raised here, a questionnaire was prepared, which can be shared and replied freely, and from which the answers are included in the exhibition as an expanding discussion/archive. The readings, conversations and round tables will also be broadcast as podcasts on the youtube channel of the project and on the site, where the evolution of the pieces throughout the exhibitions photos can be consulted, as well as the questionnaire and the different texts and contents addressed trough the exhibition.


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