Drawing with letters by Horácio Frutuoso
The written word and its letters are not just for writing; they are forms and lines that can be used to draw, with the possibility of giving a word, in its composition and configuration, the suggestion of movement and expression.
With the audience’s participation, the artist Horácio Frutuoso proposes creating a book — a folio – where each page is a drawing and the drawings consist of letters. A book that you read by seeing and observing.
“A-side” and “B-side” refer to the two sides of a record or cassette, but they also reveal something about their contents. The A-side is typically the official side, the one that includes the hit single. The B-side is more informal and often includes a bonus track. This maat programme, developed in tandem with The Peepshow – Artists From the EDP Foundation Portuguese Art Collection, focuses on the informal side of artists, on their B-side. It aims to create space to establish a more casual relationship between the visitor and the artist. Every Saturday at the museum, we can expect the unexpected — a concert, a drawing session with a good wine, a yoga lesson about dreams — that reveals the artist’s B-side.