One after another, a few silent steps
Pedro Cabrita Reis (°1956, Lisbon) is one of the leading artists of his generation. Since the early ‘90s, he has focused on themes such as housing, living space, construction and territory.
Cabrita Reis is inspired by everyday life. Consequently, he uses everyday objects in his art, e.g. tables, chairs or doors. He combines these with industrial materials such as neon lights, steel girders and bricks, and uses them to create new, abstract compositions.
In his work, Cabrita Reis treats the constructed environment in which we live. The places to which he refers are marked by both individual and collective meaning and memory.
The extensive exhibition at M is bringing together about sixty works dating from 1985 to 2010, including sculptures, paintings, photographs and spatial installations. Cabrita Reis is also presenting new work, made especially for the exhibition spaces at M. Finding the context of M truly inspiring, he included some works of the historical collection of M in his exhibition.
This exhibition is organised in co-operation with Hamburger Kunsthalle, Carré d’Art Nîmes and Museo Berrardo in Lisbon.