The exhibition “Poesia Experimental Portuguesa” (Portuguese Experimental Poetry) is on display at CAIXA Cultural until December 16, at the Galleries Piccola I and II, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 9pm.

There are about 80 works by 18 Portuguese artists. The collection, curated by Bruna Callegari and Omar Khouri, traces a trajectory of six decades of poetic production in different formats and supports: prints, paintings, calligraphy, photographs, objects, audios and videos.

The compilation of works presents, for the first time to the Brazilian public, a panorama of the poesia experimental (experimental poetry) held in Portugal from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition includes works by artists such as E.M. de Melo e Castro, Ana Hatherly, António Aragão, Salette Tavares, Silvestre Pestana, António Barros, Fernando Aguiar, Emerenciano, among others. The exhibition aims to rescue and evidence the history of artists and their valuable cultural production.

Poesia Experimental (Experimental Poetry) is an artistic practice of resistance and transgression. “This poetry is born and develops in something that can be called the Post-Verse Era, established by Concrete Poetry in the 1950s. Experiments are poets who value all visualities, as well as the techniques that make them possible. They made use of all the medias that were accessible”, explains curator Omar Khouri.

In her trips to Portugal, curator Bruna Callegari met with artists, collectors and art institutions, collecting independent magazines, documents, paper works, collages, postcards, video records and objects. “We present in the exhibition a cut of what was possible to gather, originals that mark all the decades from the years 1960 until works done in 2018. It is a panoramic material of this poetry  that had as characteristic the dematerialization from the beginning, practiced to the margin, which used fragile means and materials of little circulation, having preserved and expanded its project of cultural resistance and radicalism of language.”


Venue: Caixa Cultural
Where: Setor Bancário Sul – SBS, quadra 4, lote ¾, Asa Sul (next to Banco Central Building)
When:  Until December 16th. Thursday to Sunday, from 9am to 9pm.
Price: Free Admission
Rating: Free