Mauricio Ianês investigates verbal and artistic languages, their expressive possibilities, limits, political and social functions, through situations of exchange with the public. His actions, many times unpredictable and with a risk character, seek to question the relationship between the spectator and the artist, removing the former from passive observation to transform him into a constituent part of the work. With Ágora, a new performance created especially for the exhibition, Ianês proposes a space for conversation and exchange. The welcoming and relaxed environment suggests free expression, the exchange of ideas, and also the collective manifestation, through the oral and written word. By proposing a participative action within an institutional context, Ianês also proposes to debate the roles conventionally attributed to contemporary artistic practices: the place of the artist, the cultural institution and the visitor.