This is what it feels like being Rita Matos in poster format
From November 30 to December 22 Rita Matos’ realm of posters is on view at the gallery FOCO. “What We Feel Like”, an exhibition curated by Joana Portela, is Rita Matos’ first solo show in a contemporary art gallery, featuring more than 20 unique posters, questioning its function and value, as social, political and cultural expressions.
The presented posters are particular compositions, which Rita Matos’ has been searching and developing in an experimentally way, as a freelancer and in collaboration with musicians such as Moullinex, for its illustrated fanzine from the new album Hypersex, the German magazine of electronic music and urban culture called BORSHCH, music labels / crews such as XXIII from Porto, bands like Ermo, and other designers close to her personal and professional circuit, on more specific interventions related to cinema (Keizers Kino , with Nuno Beijinho) and typographic experimentation (Ficções Typografika with Miguel Mesquita).
“What We Feel Like is part of the desire to bond the universe of design with contemporary art, which almost never connect, even on a small scale. The exhibition breaks the rhythm of the usual design tools, to test the boundaries of typography into a more artistic purpose. The aim is to decompose the poster by presenting it in multiple forms, such as printed, painted and virtual matter. The title and concept for the exhibition, can be seen as the idea to feel like part of a subculture, urban family, a group or a specific movement - the way we share the same ideas and interests, hear the same music, the way we dress, or who we relate to, is a social and political position, which can contaminate other mediums and forms of expression” writes the press release of the exhibition.
Rita Matos has also presented "Unapologetic 2018", a Feminist Calendar, inspired by the practice of See Red Women's Workshop done in collaboration with Elisabete Gomes. From the typographical experimentation, it gives body to the experiences of the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, described in her book "We should all be feminists".
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