19 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon
Marcelo Brodsky, Argentinian artist and activist, presents his artistic work in Portugal for the first time. 1968: The Fire of Ideas, on the one hand, gathers vindicating images of the demonstrations and campaigns of students and workers in the sixties—in the most diverse cultural, geographic contexts—against governmental structures; on the other, it adds documental fragments about that period, resorting to Portuguese collections, as well as exclusive dialogues with other artists' works, such as Ricardo Martins or Marcel Broodthaers.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the fight that students and workers took to the streets and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this exhibition motivates a reflection on the struggles for which we have raised our voices.
Curated by Inês Valle.
Marcelo Brodsky, Coimbra, 1969, 2018. Materiais diversos sobre impressão a jato de tinta / Various materials on inkjet print.
Original: © Fernando Marques, Varela Pé Curto e / and Carlos Ramos; Secção Fotográfica, Biblioteca Geral, Univ. de Coimbra / Photo Section, General Library, University of Coimbra.