Gabinete is an art editions publisher and store located in Lisbon.
Gabinete showcases signed and numbered art multiples and editions, as well as artists books, by some of the most important Portuguese and International contemporary artists, such as Joseph Beuys, José Pedro Croft, António Dias, Ângela Ferreira, Fernanda Fragateiro, Ana Jotta, On Kawara, João Louro, Albuquerque Mendes, Jorge Molder, João Onofre, Jorge Queiroz, Julião Sarmento, Suzanne Themlitz, Francisco Tropa, among others.
Art multiples and editions combine the fact of being an important part within the creative process of many artists – with pieces that are often deeply personal and intimate, parallel to greater projects – with the utopia of democratization of the art object, by making it accessible to a larger audience.
In this sense, the editions, often idiosyncratic and peripheral in regard to a main body of work, provide unexpected ways of reading the artists‘ practice and their work.
Taking this as its particular scope, the project of Gabinete has since developed, attentive to the available – and often unseen – work of artists, but also setting to commission new projects, extending the collaboration to designers and architects so to create original pieces, using techniques outside their main approach.
Since it opened in March 2015, and under programming by Delfim Sardo, Gabinete has held several exhibition presentations and launched its own editions, by artists Jorge Molder, Francisco Tropa, Fernanda Fragateiro, Rui Toscano e André Cepeda (2015), Miguel Vieira Baptista, Nuno Sousa Vieira, Rui Moreira e Manuel Aires Mateus (2016). Between December of 2016 and December of 2017, the programe was taken on by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and Ana Baliza.
João Carlos Loureiro
Rui Abreu Dantas