A disturbing view of the current state of affairs of the culture in which we live (catalogue).
This publication, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder in close dialogue with Pedro Barateiro, is published after the exhibition Palmeiras Bravas / The Current Situation at the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon. The works exhibited were conceived specifically for this occasion.
Extending the preoccupations of his previous work, Pedro Barateiro fosters the rapprochement of artist and spectator, where, in the context of late capitalism, the latter may be boiled down to a consumer whose perception has been constrained by the binary terms “desire” and “expectation” engendered by the market. It is with this underlying precept that the artist proceeds with his deconstruction of the perceptual changes provoked by the objects and images that he presents in this exhibition. The book manages to register the installation, described by Pedro Lapa, curator of the exhibition and author of the main essay.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at the Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, from February 11 to May 24, 2015.
Pedro Barateiro (born 1979 in Almada, Portugal, lives and works in Lisbon) graduated in MA at Visual Arts (2006) at the Malmö Art Academy, Sweden and in Mamaus – School of Visual Arts (2003-2005), Lisbon. He was the artist in residence at Palais de Tokyo
(2008-2009), Paris, France; and ISCP – International Studio and Curatorial Program (2007-2008), New York. He participated at 29th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil, 5th Berlin Biennale (2008), 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008), Australia, Photo España (2008) and Busan Biennial (2006), South Korea. He held solo and group exhibitions in several public and private institutions around the world, such as: Ça & là
(2012), Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, France; ReaKt – Views and Processes
(2012), Capital Europeia da Cultura, Guimarães, Portugal; Theatre of Hunters
(2011), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Theory of Speech
(2009), Casa Serralves – Serralves Museum, Oporto, Portugal; Amanhã não nasce ninguém
(2009), MARCO – Vigo Contemporary Art Museum, Spain; Domingo
(2008), Pavilhão Branco - Museu da Cidade, Lisbon; Art Nova
(2006), Art Basel, Miami Beach, USA; What are we doing here?
(2005), Spike Island Artspace, Bristol, UK; and Video Exchange / Premuta de Vídeo
(2002), Rosenberg Gallery & The Commons, New York University, USA.
His work is present in several public collections, such as: Deusche Bank Collection, Germany; EDP Foundation, Portugal; Serralves Museum, Oporto, Portugal; ARCO Foundation, Madrid, Spain; BESart – Colecção Banco Espírito Santo, Lisbon, Portugal; CAM – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; Fundación “la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain.