Today is the opening of Ordem e Progresso, a new version of a performance-installation that the Mexican artist Héctor Zamora undertook in 2012 at the Paseo de los Héroes Navales, in Lima, Peru, and in 2016 at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. In this version, wreckage from traditional Portuguese fishing boats temporarily take over the Oval Gallery in MAAT. Ordem e Progresso evokes the maritime tradition deeply rooted in the Portuguese identity, but also the socio-political facet that has permeated Zamora’s work. In this case, the idea of promise contained in the illegal vessels that carry thousands of refugees on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea.
From march 22nd to april 24th at MAAT.