Pedro Cabrita Reis
The catalogue is published on the occasion of Cabrita`s exhibition True Gardens #6, February 2 - May 18, 2008 at Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum.
The impressive catalogue of works by Portuguese artist Cabrita (born 1956, Lisbon) consists of architectural, sculptural and painterly body of work, woven of a fabric of the everyday life, commonplace surroundings, construction materials and architectural semantic appropriated from an existing reality and miraculously transformed into altars of an almost spiritual experience. The installation True Gardens #6 (Graz) marks yet another bold and radical attempt at conquering and simultaneously taming this resistant and subversive space of Space01 at Kunsthaus Graz. The previous versions were realized in Le Crestet, Stockholm, Dijon and London.
The catalogue documents the work series True Gardens and includes both images of previous sites and installation views at Kunsthaus Graz. Text contributions by José Miranda Justo, Felicity D. Scott, Philip Ursprung and curator Adam Budak as well as an interview between Peter Pakesch and the artist deal with the work of Cabrita, whereas Georges Teyssot and Alessandra Ponte look into the topology of the garden.