A Dream Brought Me Here

From 15/06/2024 to 29/06/2024

Group Exhibition in collaboration with Galeria NAVE


Francisco Correia | João Motta Guedes | José Taborda
and Loan Artworks from  Memoria Artística Chema Alvargonzalez Collection




There is a poetic slowness in history, marked by images of strong colours and fascinating shades of black. 

Perhaps, because the human being has in his innermost being an air space that seeks perception and the answer to the struggle between perfection and the ephemeral and this perpetual search for complacency, inhabits only in the dream. That imaginary field that projects images, sounds and also powerful emotions.

Maybe it is in the ethereal – as a scenic space of the dream, where we trace an immeasurable extension of ideas and ideologies where we have a voice and a function in a forum full of benevolent theorists who watch over society, capable of hearing, expressing and even calming.

Looking is an act of choice, we only see what we look at – as John Berger wrote in “Ways of Seeing”, and this predilection does not tend to achieve the widespread assent of a community, it occurs in any culture or activity, be it artistic, legal, social or political.

It is in this ambiguity of society, between the awareness of voracity and consent, that the poetics of history remains and that two European cities: one geographically peripheral, Lisbon, and the other central, Berlin – although with a temporal interval between historical socio-political events, share the motivation constructed in space and the immateriality of the dream. It is in the panorama of the great metropolis where ideologies that shape contemporary cultures are personified and thread the imperceptible line of a narrative that leads us to consider that to see settles us in the world that surrounds us.

For the exhibition project, A DREAM BROUGHT ME HERE, a group of installation works will be presented in different mediums by Portuguese artists (all of them connected to both or one of the cities, Lisbon and Berlin), dealing with the poetic of dream and the gaze as a deliberate circumstance, sharing the space with the artworks of the Spanish conceptual and multidisciplinary artist, Chema Alvargonzalez, who lived and worked between Barcelona and Berlin, and witnessed in 1989 the historical moment lived in Berlin, documenting it in unique and emotive photographs displayed in this exhibition.

This rhythmic manifestation testimony of history ensures the poetics will not be lost in a present-day community in which looking does not always allow us to see, or to choose. 




Mercedes Cerón 

Director and Founder NAVE

Lisbon 2024

Opening at GlogauAIR Project Space:

15.06.2024 | 6-9 pm

Sunday and Monday closed

Tue-Sat: 2-6 pm


The exhibition will be visible during the Open Studios Event, on June 21 and 22, Friday from 6 to 9 pm and Saturday from 3 to 9 pm.