plateau singers - Isabel Carvalho
plateau singers merge languages together
Preface by Doval Holt
Design by Nuno de Luz
128 pages, soft cover
This publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition with the same title by Isabel Carvalho at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. 22nd Aug 22nd Sept 2013
The element of air is a propelling agent for movement or change. Carvalho applies this notion metaphorically, aligning the dynamics of wind to the relations/tensions between community and personal subjectivity; and inhalation/exhalation as akin to expression/communication between inner and outer space.
Isabel Carvalho‘s projects integrate series of collaborative experiences. She is currently responsible for Navio Vazio, a space whose curatorial program focuses on the book as a three dimensional space and expands publishing as a conceptual practice in artistic creation. Publishing has been a relevant area in recent years, which Isabel combines with drawing, painting, performance, writing and comics, recurring within a set of strategies that support expressions of political content, and social ideas. Art has always been a means for Isabel Carvalho to discuss issues related to her own artistic practice and its connections with economics and politics, through working with identity, feminism and sexuality. Isabel Carvalho studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto where, in the last ten years, an important presence in Porto‘s artistic activities, especially in the alternative circuit, where creation and exhibition is initiated by the artists themselves, has developed.