Walk the Line. Part of the 2nd Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2024

Exhibition  /  24 Jun 2024  -  30 Jun 2024
Published: 28.06.2024

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On the edge, on the brink, on a tightrope, on the limit, in trouble, at risk…these are some of the synonyms to describe “walking the line.” This expression is often used to designate a person who is in an unstable, insecure, volatile, variable, conflicting, or dangerous situation, leading to a precarious position with a high risk of suffering uncertain or negative consequences. 

Artist list

Tania Gil, Elena Larrén, Judy McCaig, Silvia Serra, Clara del Papa, Lija Álvarez
June 26th, 4.30 pm.

June 24th to 29th from 11 am to 7 pm.
June 30th from 11 am to 6 pm.

Walking a narrow line involves constant balance and attention. In this act, the complexity of decision-making is reflected, especially those that define power relationships. Knowing, understanding, and analyzing the nature of the problem and its possible solutions determines the choice of path and its potential consequences. Our power is the ability to influence the world around us. However, decisions carry responsibilities and risks.

Just like walking a tightrope, exercising power requires balanced judgment and awareness of the consequences of each step. Each choice made in a position of power can have a significant impact on the course of events and the lives of others. Ultimately, the ability to walk this narrow line between power and responsibility defines the integrity of an individual. Those capable of balancing their own interests with the collective well-being are those who truly exercise power effectively and ethically. The metaphor Walking the Line leads us to reflect on the nature of our decisions and the skill required to maintain balance in difficult situations. In this context, walking the line not only involves keeping ourselves physically stable but also making conscious and deliberate decisions that guide us through the challenges and uncertainties we face.