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  • The Portuguese Conspiracy presents Tó Trips & João Doce at MK Gallery

    • Music
    • Saturday 13th July 2019
    • MK Gallery (Milton Keynes)
    • Doors Open - 8:00 pm
    A season of concerts and screenings throughout the Summer to complement Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance. An MK Gallery Commission, with support by the Camões Institute. Buy Tickets
  • 13th July 2019


    Tó Trips (Dead Combo) and João Doce (Wraygunn).

    Two guys are on a beach in the north of Portugal and flock to the far islands of Sumba! An imaginary world, which obliges us to a mindfulness: in Sumba there is no time, there is no urgency. Everything is contemplated, admired, it is considered beautiful and unpolluted.

    Tó on guitar, João Doce on percussion. Sumba is born so this creative need of two talented musicians who, above all, are friends. It is a free exercise, spontaneous, experimental and tribalism.

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    Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance at MK Gallery 

    13 June to 22 September 2019

    Showing works spanning her entire career since the 1960s, this will be the first major retrospective of Rego’s work in England for over 10 years. The exhibition includes previously unseen paintings and works on paper from the artist’s family and close friends, which reflect Rego’s perspective as a woman immersed in urgent social issues and current affairs.

    About the season:

    “The events programme for the exhibition has been deeply infused by Paula Rego’s independent spirit of defiance: Collaborative, diverse and explorative, the path trailed by the generation of artists present, has been opened up and enlightened by Paula Rego’s beacon of creative autonomy and freedom.

    We feel the programme is therefore, as much an atmospheric companion for the retrospective, as it is a tribute to Paula Rego’s deep, and long lasting influence in cutting through the thick air of Portugal’s “dusty” legacy of political dictatorship at many levels. Then and now, Paula’s fearless art touches, enlightens and expands.” 

    Generously supported by Camões Institute.

    Coming Next

    27 July – Film COLO, Teresa Villaverde

    10 August – Negra Branca + Filho da Mãe

    17 August – Short Film Sessions

    ‘The Mesh and the Circle’, Francisco Queimadela & Mariana Caló

    ‘The Artificial Humors’, Gabriel Abrantes

    ‘Flores’, Jorge Jácome

    24 August – Rafael Toral + Favela Discos

    7 September – Norberto Lobo + Tropa Macaca

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