Esfíngico Frontal


Esfíngico Frontal2023
The group show reflects on how universal mysteries are updated under contemporary urges. Departing from the enigmatic hybridism of the sphinx—half human, half beast—as a synthesis of vital, yet deeply treacherous and ambiguous, paradoxes, the projects gathers a comprehensive selection of works across different mediums and by artists from diverse places and backgrounds. With a site-specific approach to the gallery space, the exhibition embraces the inexorable problems of current ecological conditions to discuss paradigmatic shifts and constant transfigurations towards radical indescribability.The exhibition was also composed of an intense program of performances and unfolded into a publication containing texts, artists, artworks, and visual references that informed the research of the project.

Adriano Costa, Alma Allen, Anna Uddenberg, Antonio Obá, Arthur Diehl, Astrit Ismaili, Berenice Olmedo, Botond Keresztesi, Candice Lin, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, CRISE, Davi Pontes & Wallace Ferreira, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Eva Fàbregas, Franco Palioff, Guan Xiao, Iara Izidoro, James Lee Byars, Jill Mulleady, Joana Escoval, Joanna Piotrowska, Jonas Van, João Pimenta Gomes, Juliana Frontin, Lucas Arruda, Luana Vitra, Luiz Roque, Lynn Randolph, Marina Dalgalarrondo, Marina Perez Simão, Michael Dean, Miho Dohi, Nina Canell, Patricia Ayres, Patricia Leite, Paulo Monteiro, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Sam Windett, Samuel Guerrero, Solange Pessoa, Sonia Gomes, TIERRA MEMORIA, Unknown/Anônimos, Ventura Profana, Vera Mota, Veronika Hapchenko, Young Boy Dancing Group, Zsófia Keresztes

A project by
Mendes Wood DM

Conception and organized by
Germano Dushá

Gernano Dushá, Matheus Yehudi, Pedro Mendes

Exhibition design
Alberto Rheingantz

Graphic design
Raul Luna

Graphic design assistance
Christian Proença

Installation views
Gui Gomes

Performance shots
Bruno Leão

Mendes Wood DM exhibition page