Exhibition documentation of Hugo Canoilas' exhibition 'Propaganda' at Workplace in Gateshead
Hugo Canoilas


34 Ellison Street



22 September – 20 October 2006

Workplace Gallery are pleased to present Propaganda the first UK solo exhibition by Hugo Canoilas.

The exhibition is in 3 parts: “Politics against Religion” is an installation on the first floor of the gallery in which two 150cm walls bisect the space, one on top of the other, dividing the room into four equal spaces. Two of the spaces are ‘inhabitable’ and two exist purely as an architectural framework. “Propaganda” takes over the ground floor of the gallery. Every inch of wall is covered with giant reproductions of communist propaganda paintings forming the backdrop to a series of minimal sculptures and constructions more used to the surroundings of a white cube. A performance entitled “The Invention of the Bright Day” in which a man recites texts by Almada Negreiros, the Portuguese Futurist Artist and Poet, through a traffic cone on the streets of Gateshead completes the triptych.

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