04.02. – 12.03.2023

VICTOR LEMA RIQUÉ | I told you, palm trees don’t provide shade

Exhibition opening:
04.02.2023 at 6.30 pm

Opening hours:
Wed-Fri 2.00pm-6.00pm, Sat 11.00am-5.00pm, Sun 3.00pm-5.00pm

Sun. 12.03.
5.00-6.00 pm: Exhibition.
6.00-7.00 pm Filmscreening:
O dia que o Ratón Rojo Che Braga não Perdeu a Paciência
(Der Tag, an dem die Rote Ratte Che Braga nicht die Geduld verlor)
Sielende movie by Iara Guedes and Victor Lema Riqué.
Photography: Alé Ermel (Chapter I and II) and Javier Blanco Chiocchio (Chapter III)
Animation: Iara Guedes
Poetry: Gesine Last (chapter 1)
Post-production Jonathan Post (chapter 1)
São Paulo, Brasil/Berlin | 2005-2014
7.30 pm Closing.

Artist talk:
21.02.2023 at 6.30 pm (in English)
with the journalist Luciana Rangel and the artist Victor Lema Riqué
about the current political developments in Brazil and their impact on the art and culture scene.

Please register for all events by email to: programm@clb-berlin.de

In February and March, CLB Berlin presents new works by Victor Lema Riqué as part of a solo exhibition. The drawings with charcoal and coloured pencils were created between 2020 and 2022 during the pandemic in Brazil and can now be seen in Germany for the first time. On the large-format papers, motifs from modern architecture, mass media, advertising and consumption are interwoven in a way that celebrates, breaks and questions the dawn of modernity and the optimism of progress of the 20th century in equal measure. This creates sleepwalking scenes that literally invite reflection – a re-examination of the past in the mirror of the present: What remains of the former ideas, hopes and promises? What is still alive and what had to be laid to rest? And what visions do we have today for our own future?

Victor Lema Riqué was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1955. He has lived in São Paulo, Brazil, since 1979 and has worked in Paris, London, Bristol, Berlin and Dale, Norway. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the USA and several countries in Latin America and Europe. Riqué’s art is expressed primarily in painting and drawing – but also in combination with literature, radio play, performance, film and video.

The exhibition is curated by Karen Lisboa.

With the kind support of the German-Brazilian Society in Berlin.

Photo: Victor Lema Riqué, Victor Lema Riqué, “Já falei: as palmeiras não dão sombra – 1”, charcoal on paper, 100 x 150 cm, 2020.


04.02. – 12.03.2023


CLB Berlin
Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz
10969 Deutschland