Welcome drink 12.03 17:00-21:00
Wed 11:00-19:00, Thu 11:00-21:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 14:00-19:00
Beads are among the most archaic objects known.
Whether linked to commercial transactions and market values, or as exchange currency for the passage to the next life, part of religious rituals or symbols of social status, they can “tell the history of humanity” through their many shapes, materials, sizes and uses.
Over the centuries, beads became increasingly popular in the five continents, to the point of being regarded as almost banal – and thus losing ground as work material in the field of visual arts, particularly in jewellery.
The exhibition entitled “Beaded” aims at bringing back to light this history-laden material by presenting nine international artists who, at some point in their creative path, explored its plastic potential and made it their material of election.
BEADED is Curated by Catarina Silva and the text is written by Catarina Silva.