This exhibition joins Portuguese speaking artists to focus on the notions of work of art, museum object and participation. We understand that curation has the potential to engage visitors in an experience that challenges their expectations about the representation of art. Thus, we propose that in addition to the instructions that are gathered here, visitors experience different concepts of works of art, showing how the norms and conventions of exhibitions vary in relation to the concept of art in which one is present.
Do it Yourself – Art by Instruction is curated by the art group Unstable Media, founded in 2015 by Ana Carvalho, Margarida Carvalho, Sofia Ponte and paula roush. It is dedicated to the organization of art exhibitions related to digital media, editing, performance, and participation that comment on the complexity of the contemporary moment.