Galeria Francisco Fino is delighted to share Ana Grebler’s online article on José Pedro Cortes’ Patrícia and Mané Pacheco’s Bestas, titled José Pedro Cortes’ everyday realism and Mané Pacheco’s fantastic imagination, in Umbigo.
"Opened on the same night, the exhibitions Patrícia by José Pedro Cortes and Bestas de Mané Pacheco are respectively at Galeria Francisco Fino and Belo Campo, an autonomous venue in the basement where the old Francisco Fino wine cellar used to be.
We meet Patrícia in the first room. The four video projections in José Pedro Cortes’ installation show clips of Patrícia Mamona’s training routine, the triple jump athlete who broke records and won the Silver Medal for Portugal at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
From José Pedro Cortes’ everyday realism, we move on to Mané Pacheco’s dichotomous fiction. As we descend the stairs at the end of Galeria Francisco Fino, we find Belo Campo. Hidden, the venue quickly stimulates the mystery of the unknown that surrounds Bestas, Mané Pacheco’s exhibition, with seven works from 2022."