Re/defining Masculinities Week
LUÍS LÁZARO MATOS Summer Waterfalls & Autumn Leaves
21 SEP — 14 DEC 2019

"I was never able to skateboard, nor was I ever able to date boys in school. Like skateboards they all seemed to run from under my feet." 

For his first solo presentation in Belgium, Luís Lázaro Matos (°1987, lives and works in Lisbon) designed a stage-like environment built out of a mural, drawings and sculptures. Surrounded by fictional architecture structures combining crystal palaces and skateparks, the dream-like setting invites the audience to inhabit a waterfall where skateboards flow down the stream. The poems drawn in the boards choreograph a friction between shared and intimate dynamics, which signal the artist’s sharp critique of contemporary social dynamics marked by digital liquidity while echoing Lázaro Matos’ pop sensibility. 

text (c) João Laia
in collaboration w/ Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon

21.09 - 14.12.2019
12:00 - 18:00


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