El Corte Ingles Lisboa
El Corte Inlges Gaia
Big Sculptures :
Painted Resin with metal base
Video : Manuelino
Photo : Rui Soares
From the streets into a Department Store, or from the public space into the space of the public.
With the urban art exhibition, "I AM STUPID", which will now enter our Department Stores, we pretend to rescue the tradition that always united the markets to a cultural calling .
Now, with cities more organized than ever, it seems that art and commerce have signed some sort of divorce papers that are hard to make sense of.
Even though art and commerce were born holding hands and are used to interplay, they seek ways to find each other, even when playing hide and seek.
The so-called urban art, or street art, as wall art, an installation, or a melody, is a type of tattoo that gives an identity and marks a space.
And even when confined to museums, art galleries or other closed spaces, art has been able to overcome those boundaries and invade the space where it finds its public.
So, the public space is all the space of the public. The space of the people.
And that's exactly why we invited Robert Panda to "enter" El Corte Inglés through his remarkable creations, to question those who visit us.