AXES, 2015

André Romão

Edition of 60 (certified)
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For the exhibition “Iron, Flesh, Abstraction”, The Green Parrot has produced a limited edition of 60 t-shirts designed by André Romão. The printed sentence is inspired by a pamphlet distributed by the Indiani Metropolitani during the occupation of the University of Rome La Sapienza, in 1977. The Indiani Metropolitani were a leftist group that joined the protest student movement in Italy during the end of the seventies. Apart from their political discourse, the Indiani Metropolitani proposed all kinds of artistic manifestations as a space of liberty and encouraged a change in attitude towards sexuality, society, and politics.

“Today we unearth our axes to inaugurate the state of permanent happiness.”

André Romão was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1984, where he lives and works. A selection of his solo exhibitions include: “A Nervous Smile”, MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2014); “Golden Masks hide Decomposing Bodies”, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon (2013); “Notes on the History of Violence”, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (2012); “Barbarian Poems”, Galleria Umberto di Marino, Naples (2011); “The Vertical Stage”, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2010); “The Winter of (our) Discontent”, Kunsthalle Lissabon (2010). His work has been featured in group exhibitions such as “Europe, Europe”, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Olso (2014); “BES Revelação”, Museu de Serralves, Porto (2013); “[szkmr] (as Atlas Projectos)”, Galerie Kamm, Berlin (2013); “PhotoCairo 5”, Townhouse Factory Space, Cairo (2012); “Às Artes, Cidadãos!”, Museu de Serralves, Porto (2010); “Res Publica”, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2010); “Democracy among Tyrants”, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon (2009); “A River Ain’t too Much to Love”, Spike Island Art Center, Bristol (2008), among others. His first selection of writings was published under the title “Perpex. Marble, Bone” on the occasion of the exhibition “Europe, Europe” at the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Olso.