This publication has been organized accompanying the exhibition João Gabriel My Favourite Things. The exhibition took place at Galeria da Boavista between 5 April and 27 June 2018 and was curated by Sara Antónia Matos and Pedro Faro.
“João Gabriel's work has been based on different aspects and situations, almost all of them taken from homosexual pornographic films, especially from the 1970s and 1980s. His gaze has challenged the plastic and pictorial qualities of the scenic, domestic, architectonic, mundane and bohemian, lyrical and obscure, anatomical and human, and intimate contexts which inhabit this polemical and forbidden universe that produces contemporary images – the proletariat of love. Convenient pretexts for a new critique of daily life? Or for a new critique of image?”
-Sara Antónia Matos e Pedro Faro