Poignant art

The ‘Vistas Contemporâneas’ art exhibition, by Bartolomeu dos Santos, was inaugurated recently at the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. The exhibition, which continues until November 6, includes 10 pictures, of which the main theme is worldwide instability, with special importance given to the war in Iraq. Santos presents his exhibition as a work of intervention, with strong social and political connections to contemporary reality. Bartolomeu dos Santos was born in Portugal in 1931. He completed his studies at the Lisbon University of Fine Arts and the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, where he lectured from 1961 to 1996. Represented by the 111 Gallery since 1969, the artist’s work is also recognised internationally, being present in the British Museum, London, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. He has also included many exhibitions, both individual and collective, in Europe, North and South America and in the Far East. The exhibition is open from Monday to Friday. For more information, call 265 548 820.