Blind Taste at ARBAG / Lisbon

Blind Taste at ARBAG / Lisbon

Group exhibition curated by Pedro Ventura Matos and Ricardo Passaporte

14 March - 06 April, 2024
Rua de Buenos Aires 7C, Lisbon, Portugal


ARBAG is delighted to present Blind Taste, a group exhibition opening in Lisbon on March 14, 2024. Curated by the artists Pedro Ventura Matos and Ricardo Passaporte, this exhibition combines an eclectic assembly of 47 artists working in a myriad of mediums and styles unified by a singular constraint: the use of A4 paper in a vertical orientation.

Blind Taste embarks on an exploratory journey to transcend conventional art appreciation, inviting audiences to engage with the artwork's inherent value and essence, devoid of any preconceived notions or external attributions such as status, networks, commercial or social value. In a bold move away from traditional exhibition practices, each piece will be presented anonymously, stripping away labels to foster an unmediated and authentic encounter with the work.

This initiative endeavors to cultivate a direct and unadulterated connection with the artworks, deliberately distancing itself from the customary evaluative frameworks that often cloud artistic perception. By focusing solely on the artworks' visual and aesthetic merits, Blind Taste aspires to redefine the parameters of judgment, offering a sanctuary where art is liberated from the confines of context.

In its commitment to diversity and inclusivity, the exhibition eschews hierarchical structures and agendas, assembling a vibrant tableau of artists hailing from varied backgrounds, nationalities, genders, and stages in their careers. Through Blind Taste, ARBAG aims to construct a democratic and open platform, where the singular beauty and potency of each work can resonate freely, inviting viewers to experience art in its most pure and unadulterated form.

Exhibiting artists: Ada, Alexandre Camarao, Alexandre Farto (Vhils), Alice Browne, Andrew Birk, Bárbara Faden, Beatriz Capitulé, Chris Hood, Conny Maier, Erris Huigens, Fábio Colaço, Fabio Viscogliosi, Filipe André Alves, Fernando Travassos, Francesco De Prezzo, Francisca Jardim, Fredrik Åkum, Germes Gang, Gonçalo Preto, Henrique Pavão, Horácio Frutuoso Inês Raposo, Isabel Cordovil, Joana Coelho, Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen, Laura Caetano Lulú, Luísa Salvador, Madalena Hipólito, Mantraste, Matt Mignanelli, Miguel Flor, Nuno Patrício, Paulo Arraiano, Paulo Lisboa, Pedro Barateiro, Pedro Batista, Pedro O Novo, Rita Paisana, Roger Paulino, Rudi Brito, Rui Gueifão, Sandra Baia, Sara & André, Struan Teague, Timothy Hull, Wolfgang Voegele, Yorgos Stamkopoulos.