5 Years 5 Walls

With the following artist:
Cristiano Mangovo, Edgar Plans, John Trashkowsky, Paula López-Bravo and Tiago Evangelista.

text by João Gavinhos,

The idea, a flash, a sparkle that illuminated our restless and curious spirit. That brief moment we touch the sky, when we feel like gods of an immaterial reality, where for a moment we are everything and the next instant we are nothing. It was this fleeting nature of the constructions of thought that gave in to our enthusiasm, to the energy that materialized, as a group, between nonsense and common sense, between fantasy and caution, between extravagance and sobriety, on a wide path, no divisions, made of freedom and joy, among friends, all different, but all sensitive to the world, profound and resistant in the approach to a daily life that pushes us towards superficiality and conformism, towards indifference and immovability. Ainori was born in this context, as a space of freedom, seeking to give rise to one, in fact, to several critical views on the world, on the representation and interpretation of the good and the beautiful, of reality and metaphysics, of logic and the absurd, promoting and disseminating the work of young artists within a curatorial line embodied by an idea of irony.

This is how ainori still is today.

And it has existed, we realized, for five years. We have the feeling that it was, is, just a moment, a moment that remains, a privilege. A privilege that we must celebrate and that we celebrate by bringing five works by five iconic artists from the history of ainori to five walls of our gallery room: Cristiano Mangovo, Edgar Plans, John Trashkovsky, Paula Lopez-Bravo, and Tiago Evangelista.

Artists are the essence of an art gallery, we look at artistic representation, at the work of art, as a supreme form of expression of a free, individual will, which is also the pure expression of an idea and which materializes as art in an uncomplicated interpretation and perception of that same idea.

This exhibition transports us to key moments in our history. It intends to show the gallery's journey that was built with freedom and a critical spirit, with intellectual honesty, respect for curators and artists, for art and the public, respect for ourselves, for our sensibilities, our differences, our way of being in a common space where we assume aesthetic contemplation as one of the ways of intuiting the essence of the world.