Xana: LIBER/estruturas para construir
LIBER/ estruturas para construir [LIBER/ structures for building] is the name of the installation created by the visual artist Xana (1959) in the gardens of maat, as part of the 10 June celebrations, when the artwork 48 artists, 48 years of freedom will be created. This work, designed for outdoors, is made up of 500 plastic industrial boxes that are arranged in the shape of an amphitheatre, resembling an island topped by five towers, where the word liber (meaning, “to be free” in Latin) will be inscribed.
LIBER/ structures for building intends to be a space where the public is part of the work of art and can contemplate the mural painting 48 artists, 48 years of freedom, which will take place between 10.00 and 22.00 on 10 June. In the words of the artist, this is an “ephemeral construction to FEEL the place, to BE, to look at and listen to others, to THINK, to BUILD our world: mine, yours, everyone's.” Further affirming to continue to “EXPERIMENT FREEDOM, which is reinvented on a daily basis by all those who exercise the transformative power of creativity, of the disruptive action that ART can be.”
In LIBER/ structures for building, the public is invited to join as if in an assembly and to observe, listen, act, and participate in this collective celebration of the freedom conquered in Portugal on 25 April 1974. After 10 June, the artwork will be transferred to Praça do Carvão, where it will remain until 10/07/2022.
LIBER/ structures for building, 2022
Reused plastic boxes
800 × 600 × 300 cm (approx.)