Meeting with Pedro Cabrita Reis
Open Museum 2014
Pedro Cabrita Reis is an author of the work entitled: “A conversation with Oscar Hansen”, presented during the exhibition under the banner: “In the Near Future”. Meeting held by: Aleksandra Kędziorek. “A conversation with Oscar Hansen” is a tribute to an outstanding Polish architect, the creator of the Open Form theory. Reis made a concrete copy of one of the balconies located at Słowackiego residential complex in Lublin, designed by Hansen.
Pedro Cabrita Reis (born 1956 in Lisbon) is one of the most important Portuguese artists. In his artistic work, he uses drawing, painting, photography and sculpting and creates objects, installations and arrangements of space. Reis uses ready-made objects, like fluorescent lamps, windows, doors, mirrors, planks, brick or steel girders, investing them with monumental character. His realizations enhance the sense of absence and scantiness of human existence but also help to find supernatural elements in the reality. Pedro Cabrita Reis represented Portugal during the Biennale in Venice in 2003.