Program

RAMA's general program promotes Territory - Community - Sustainability.

Aimed at the knowledge of the territory's characteristics and potential, the program develops in the relationship between contemporary art, traditional knowledge, science and education.

RAMA organizes workshops, lectures, exhibitions, interviews, visits, meetings with the community and with experts invited to share knowledge, learning and experimentation.

August 2022

Exposição: 27 de agosto a 12 de novembro 2022

Uma certa prática da Atenção

Curadoria: Ana Anacleto

Local: Paços - Galeria Municipal de Torres Vedras

Crédito da imagem: Patrícia Timóteo

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Guest artists Sara e André in conversation with curator Ana Anacleto

15 de Agosto às 18h30

Free entry, transmitted online via Instagram.

Sara and André talk to curator Ana Anacleto about their most recent projects.

To attend the conversation in person, confirm to the email rama.maceira@gmail.com

Image: André Lemos - Sara & André believe in china ink, 2008 - Tinta da china sobre papel, 76 x 85 cm

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Inscrições abertas.

Parta à descoberta das 4 estações na aldeia, participando nas atividades práticas dedicadas à experimentação e à aprendizagem de técnicas realizadas em diversos locais exteriores, com o património e a paisagem do território como ponto de partida.

Estas atividades são gratuitas.

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PAST

July 2022

Professor, art critic and curator Luísa Soares de Oliveira in conversation with curator Ana Anacleto

July 18th at 6.30 pm

The conversation will take place in person and on Rama's Instagram.

To attend the conversation in person, confirm to the email rama.maceira@gmail.com

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Inscrições abertas.

Parta à descoberta das 4 estações na aldeia, participando nas atividades práticas dedicadas à experimentação e à aprendizagem de técnicas realizadas em diversos locais exteriores, com o património e a paisagem do território como ponto de partida.

Estas atividades são gratuitas.

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GRAPHIC WALK

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Presential: July 20th at 10 am
Free entry

A circuit, taking approximately 1h30, through the nature and landscape surrounding RAMA.

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June 2022

Guest artist Rui Calçada Bastos in conversation with curator Ana Anacleto

June 27th, at 6.30 pm

Free entry, transmitted online via Instagram.

Rui Calçada Bastos talks with curator Ana Anacleto about his exhibition "Words don’t come easy”, on show at Bruno Múrias Gallery in Lisbon, and about his most recent projects.

To attend the conversation in person, confirm to the email rama.maceira@gmail.com

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GRAPHIC WALK

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Presencial: June 24th at 10 am
Free entry

A circuit, taking approximately 1h30, through the nature and landscape surrounding RAMA.

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May 2022

GRAPHIC WALK

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Presential: May 25th at 10 am
Free entry

A circuit, taking approximately 1h30, through the nature and landscape surrounding RAMA.

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Abril 2022

Guest artist Rui Horta Pereira in conversation with artist Paulo Brighenti

21 de Abril às 18h30

Free entry, transmitted online via Instagram.

Graduated in Sculpture by FBAUL, since 2000, his work has been mostly focused on sculpture and drawing, and the ways the artistic process is not detached from the artist’s, the creator’s, actions in all its ethical, social, environmental dimensions, and on how this relationship can be made successfully. He has been exhibiting regularly since 2010. Represented by Galeria das Salgadeiras.

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Guest artists HElena Valsecchi and David Correia Gonçalves in conversation with artist Paulo Brighenti

April 13th at 6.30 pm

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HElena Valsecchi and David Correia Gonçalves talk with Paulo Brighenti about their work experience and the projects they made at RAMA during the month of March and which were exhibited at the end of the Residency, under the curatorship of João Silvério. This conversation, which will take place on April 13th, can be attended in person at RAMA studios or viewed, via Instagram.

Link to the exhibition's catalogue

Exhibition of the projects developed by guest artists HElena Valsecchi and David Correia Gonçalves.

April 2nd, from 3pm

Link to the exhibition's catalogue

March 2022

Guest artist Nuno Sousa Vieira in conversation with curator João Silvério

March 31st, at 6.30pm

Free entry, transmitted online via Zoom

Nuno Sousa Vieira has been developing a practice around the space of his studio, the former SIMALA Plastics factory. His sculptures, composed of various factory materials, architectural elements, and discarded furniture, are the result of a process that involves the translocation from workspace to workspace, from workspace to artwork, from artwork to workspace and finally, but not necessarily in this order, from artwork to workspace.

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Gallery owner and art curator Alda Galsterer in conversation with curator João Silvério

29 de Março às 17h

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Alda Galsterer is an art historian, curator, gallery owner and cultural programmer. She is co-founder and director of Galeria Belo-Galsterer (since 2012), and also a member and founder of the ARCCSL Association that manages the Carpintarias de São Lázaro Cultural Centre in Lisbon (since 2014). She writes for exhibition catalogues, art and culture magazines.

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HElena Valsecchi is March's guest resident artist.

Walking. Liquid space. Between the inside and the outside.
Walking as contemplation, discovery, meditation.
Understanding the world through the trails that run through it.
"Placeless place", where personal and universal merge.

Photography credits: Davide Canali

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David Gonçalves is March's guest resident artist.

Circles and Spirals
Back to that place
To the place
The place
The wind wipes away any trace, any print to make way for the new.
Drawing, yes.
Continuous

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February 2022

Guest artist Rita Gaspar Vieira in conversation with RAMA's curator João Silvério

22 de Fevereiro às 18h30

Free entry, transmitted online via Zoom

Rita Gaspar Vieira (Leiria, 1976) lives and works between Leiria and Lisbon. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts – Drawing and a Master in Art Theories, at the F.B.A.U.L. (Lisbon), where she also graduated in Fine Arts-Painting. Adjunct professor at I.P.T. (Tomar) and at Colégio das Artes-Univ.Coimbra (Doctorate of Contemporary Art), she is an integrated member of the investigation center Techn&Art – I.P.T. and Collaborating member at CEIS20/U.C., of the U.C. A visual artist, Rita GV works in the field of drawing and three-dimensionality and her work has been questioning relationships between private memory and the collective commons of inhabited places, highlighting relationships between everyday practices and artistic procedures that these practices constitute in her work, when considering the creative difference achieved in view of the expectations with which the actions are performed. In all of these practices, the use of water is crucial, namely in the production of handmade cotton paper which, in her work, is the genesis of the design and installations.

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January 2022

Guest artist Tatiana Macedo in conversation with RAMA's curator João Silvério

January 31st at 6.30 pm

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Tatiana Macedo, born in Portugal in 1981, of Portuguese and Angolan descent, lives and works in Lisbon. She is an artist with an interesting and consistent experience acquired mainly during long periods of residence abroad. Her work is transdisciplinary between the practice of installation, photography, film-essay, video and sound, with an interesting exploratory dimension and revealing simultaneously a great technical, critical and conceptual rigour. In 2020 she was the artist in Focus at the Interseccion Festival - Contemporary Audiovisual Art Festival of Coruña, which dedicated two days to the exhibition of her videographic and filmic work.

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Guest artist Pauliana Valente Pimentel in conversation with RAMA's curator João Silvério

January 20th at 6.30 pm

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1975. Lisbon. As a visual artist she has exhibited regularly since 1999. In 2005 she participated in the photography course of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme. Belonged to the collective [Kameraphoto] from 2006 until its extinction in 2014. She is a teacher of authorial photography. In 2009 her first authorial book "VOL I" (Pierre von Kleist) was published, "Caucase, Souvenirs de Voyage" (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) in 2011, in 2018 "Quel Pedra" (Câmera Infinita), and in 2019 "Narcissism of Small Differences" (Municipal Archive of Lisbon City Hall). She also directs films. In 2015 she received the Visual Arts Award by the Portuguese Society of Authors. In 2016 she was nominated for the NOVO BANCO Photo Award. She was represented for 5 years at Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporânea and 7 years at Galeria das Salgadeiras in Lisbon. Currently she is with Galeria Cisterna in Lisbon and collaborates with several national and international galleries. Part of her work belongs to private and institutional collectors.

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Dezembro 2021

Talk with curator Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues held by RAMA's curator João Silvério

December 20th, at 6.30 pm

Free entry, transmitted online via Zoom

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Convite final

“Spectacular Instability”

Jessica Gaspar's exhibition, within the scope of RAMA | Residências Artísticas' Artistic Creation Grant, 2021, with financial support from the Municipality of Torres Vedras and the support of the Polytechnic of Leiria, aimed at final year students at ESAD.CR, Caldas da Rainha's School of Arts and Design.

12/2/2022: Lançamento do catálogo (17h) e conversa entre a artista e o curador João Silvério. Link

“Trabalho de campo: das possibilidades do que é visível” 

Final exhibition under the program “Residências Artísticas: a água como fonte de comunidade” promoted and organized by RAMA – Artistic Residences of Maceira e Alfeiria, with the support of Torres Vedras' City Council

October 2021

Guest artist Vasco Barata in conversation with curator João Silvério
October 22nd, at 6.30 pm
Free entry

"The importance that images represent in the creative universe of this artist is recognised, but it is also undeniable that this universe distends itself in a myriad of formulations from these images as symbols of a fragmented culture, wild if we like, voracious and savage in the way it leads us, under the guise of these symbols and referents, to a permanent crossroads that unfolds in multiple and anachronistic spaces."

João Silvério. November 2016

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September 2021

Guest artist Alexandre Baptista in conversation with curator João Silvério
September 4th, at 6.30 pm
Free entry

“Alexandre Baptista's work is based on compositions that bring together paintings, texts and images from different origins, articulated in the search for a new entity. In these works, the artist appropriates writings and old black and white photographs to, with the introduction of painting, problematize a (re)construction of meaning, equating the notion of coexistence, individuality and series.”

Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues in CAGED

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Presential graphic walk, free entry.

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Sunday, September 5th, at 10.30 am
Free entry

Presential graphic walk, through the nature and landscape surrounding RAMA, in a journey lasting approximately 1h30 in the Ribeira Maria Afonso village area.

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July 2021

Guest artist Pedro Gomes in conversation with curator João Silvério
July 28th at 6.30 pm
Free entry

"Showing coherence, rigour and dedication, the themes approached are recurrent: space, time, solitude. And Pedro Gomes’ Midas touch is nothing less than the ability to show us more, to go beyond the banality of the everyday, the imagistic source of which is used to create, in a kind of anti-ready-made."

In exhibition catalogue “Encontro às Cegas” by Emília Ferreira, Director of Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, May 2020

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ONLINE AND PRESENTIAL GRAPHIC WALK

With artist Paulo Brighenti

The bird flight. Graphic walk inspired by Albrecht Dürer's alpine drawings.

Presential: July 15th at 11 am
Online: July 29th at 6.30 pm
Free entry

This month, the presential graphic walks will be restarted, on a circuit, taking approximately 1h30, through the nature and landscape surrounding RAMA.

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Curator Ana Anacleto in conversation with curator João Silvério

Friday, July 2nd, at 6.30 pm

Within the scope of the RAMA conversation cycle, we reverse roles: curator Ana Anacleto will interview RAMA's associate curator, João Silvério.

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June 2021

CURSO
Art History

With professor of Theory and Art History Manuela Braga

5 sessões de 2 horas cada: dias 16, 23, 30 de Junho e dias 7 e 14 de Julho
das 18h30 às 20h30

Da natureza dos ambientes

This course will be in Portuguese language.

Neste curso seguiremos uma Natureza onde os trilhos não têm plano, nem as pistas aprióris teóricos, num deambular artístico onde os sentidos são soberanos juízos (segundo Dufrenne) procurando recolectar (como Pessanha) preciosas “conchas, pedrinhas, pedacinhos de ossos”. E deixar a pergunta anti-poética: então qual a arte dos dejectos; o que renasce dos escombros?

Imagem: David Gonçalves - " Wandering bodies/ Animal and Mineral meet" - 2017

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ONLINE GRAPHIC WALK

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Tuesday, June 29th
6.30 pm
Online, via Zoom

Free entry

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Guest artist Pedro Vaz in conversation with curator João Silvério
28 de Junho às 18h30
Free entry

“At first glance, the exuberance of the landscapes represented by the artist Pedro Vaz infects our soul, the harmony of the forms, the capture of light and the chromatic calm awaken in us a feeling of empathy. We know this place, it is dear to us, precious and pristine. A closer look at the set of shapes, we move away from the first, elementary questions that evoke nature, to enter a field of transition, of approximation. Pedro Vaz is part of a group of artists that has been systematically exploring the approximation between nature and culture to make possible different sensibilities from those generated from the colonization of natural spaces.”
Lilian Fraigi, Manaus, 2018.
Founder and coordinator of LABVERDE

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May 2021

Artists HElena Valsecchi and Davide Canali present in RAMA their art project “I Denti della Terra”, developed in the framework of an art creation residency in Portugal West Coast during the month of April.

I Denti della Terra: An artistic project on the origins of the sacred, in an anthropological view.

www.identidellaterra.com

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ONLINE GRAPHIC WALK

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Wednesday, May 12th and 26
6.30 pm
Online, via Zoom

Free entry

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Guest artist Luís Silveirinha in conversation with curator João Silvério
May 18th, 6.30 pm
Free entry

“… Luís Silveirinha invents figures, universes, beings; his drawing does not come from photographic images or from other arts. It is not an appropriation or a reproduction, but a fabulation instigated by visual memories and mental images, which, on the surface, lets see - and in this there is a generosity which is indifferent to the “need” of any teleological direction (of art) - motifs, contours, things, landscapes, relationships. ” José Marmeleira, in Jornal Público, 2019.

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April 2021

Guest artist Luís Bragança Gil
in Residency, April 1st to 15th

He will perform two visual essays that will be broadcast online on April 12th and 15th on RAMA's website and youtube channel.

Free entry

The artist inaugurates RAMA's new cycle of online films, made in collaboration with guests, aimed at the creation of visual and sound essays, which will be an invitation to the public to practice drawing.

"In art, theory is of little use to me without practice. That is why poetic thinking makes more sense than rational thinking. Doing, touching, sharing, interacting, collaborating, creating, is much better than locking myself in drawers that the other may need to understand me. "

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Guest artist Marta Wengorovius in conversation with curator João Silvério
April 23rd at 6pm
Free entry

All the work of Marta Wengorovius integrates a totalizing vision of art and life, where the means of interpreting reality that characterize art (but also any thought, with a notable presence in philosophical thought) and reality tend to coexist. João Pinharanda

Photography Credits to João Wengorovius

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ONLINE GRAPHIC WALK

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Wednesday, April 14th and 28th
from 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Online, via Zoom

Free entry

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Cycle "Curvas e desvíos"

With art critic José Marmeleira

First course: 5 lessons
starting from April 22nd
Thursdays, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm

The course will be held in Portuguese language only.

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March 2021

ONLINE GRAPHIC WALK

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Thursday, March 11th and 25th
from 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Online, via Zoom

Free entry

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Guest artist Carla Rebelo in conversation with curator João Silvério
26 de Março às 18h
Free entry

Excerpt from the text of exhibition “Um momento que se repete continuamente”, 2018
"Carla Rebelo creates a totality from fragments, a time outside time that inhabits her sculptures drawings and books' materiality and beauty. There are lines that cross and intertwine, fabrics, leaves, tree barks...

Manuel Valente Alves, 2018

Photography credits to Pedro Duarte Gonçalves

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February 2021

Practical online course with artist Carla Rebelo

Artistic creation from a place

Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm, on Fabruary 10th, 17th, 24th and March 3rd. Saturday, March 13th at 11am.

In this course we start from a physical place, a real or imagined one, a literal one or from a memory, with the aim of crating a piece of art. From this place, which mirrors a relationship with Nature, we will start a discovery process, by exploring an idea until the completion of a piece that will be “installed” in that chosen place.

Photography credits to Pedro Duarte Gonçalves

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ONLINE GRAPHIC WALK

Drawing

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Thursday, February 11th
from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Online, via Zoom
Free entry

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Guest artist Ana Pérez-Quiroga in conversation with curator João Silvério
February 27th at 6pm
Free entry

Her themes are centered on everyday life and its mapping, the importance of common objects and gender issues, materialized in different supports: installation, objects, photography, textiles and performance.

Photography credits to João Silveira Ramos

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January 2021

OPEN CLASS ONLINE

Painting

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Thursday, Jan 14th
from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Online, via Zoom
Free entry

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Guest artist Carla Rebelo in conversation with curator João Silvério
January 22nd at 6pm
Free entry

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Stay tuned for more news and we hope you can join us soon


Excerpt from the text of exhibition “Um momento que se repete continuamente”, 2018
"Carla Rebelo creates a totality from fragments, a time outside time that inhabits her sculptures drawings and books' materiality and beauty. There are lines that cross and intertwine, fabrics, leaves, tree barks...

Manuel Valente Alves, 2018

Photography credits to Pedro Duarte Gonçalves

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OPEN CLASS ONLINE

Drawing

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Thursday, Jan 28th
from 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Online, via Zoom
Free entry

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December 2020

OPEN CLASS ONLINE

Drawing

With artist Paulo Brighenti

Thursday, December 3rd.
from 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Online, via Zoom
Free entry

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Art History

With professor of Theory and Art History Manuela Braga

Friday, December 11th.
Online, via Zoom
Free entry

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Guest artist Susana Mendes Silva in conversation with curator João Silvério
December 16th at 6pm
Free entry

Her work incorporates elements of research and archival practice that leads to the creation of works whose historical and political references become visible as exhibitions, actions and performances that employ a wide variety of media. 

Photography credits to Antónia Gaeta

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November 2020

Guest artist Cecília Costa in conversation with curator João Silvério
November 7th, at 5pm
free entry

"through various media such as drawing, sculpture, video and installation, her work has focused on the relationship between art and science, a fact to which her dual academic training in mathematics and visual arts will not be unrelated".

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Walk with Pedro Bonifácio, Sociedade de História Natural

Through fossils trails...

Saturday, November 21st, at 10:30am
Free entry
Open air activity

We will go back 150 million years, until the Upper Jurassic period. The landscape of the old Lusitanian Basin is made up of ponds, swamps, rivers, where the largest animals that ever existed exist: the dinosaurs.

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October 2020

Outdoors drawing practice and experimentation

with artist Paulo Brighenti and guest artists
fortnightly, Saturdays 10:30 am -12:30 pm

Outdoors drawing practice and experimentation, in paths through nature.

POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19- PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER NEWS

AND WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US NEXT YEAR.

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Walk through the countryside with Conceição Colaço Researcher of the Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER NEWS AND WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US NEXT YEAR.


A commented tour through the countryside, observing nature, flora and the recognition of species, their characteristics, involving questions about ecology and sustainability.

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Theoretical Course with Manuela Braga, professor of Theory and Art History

Online only

NEW DATES: 7, 14, 21, 28 october and 4 november from 5.30PM to 7.30 PM

Nature and Art - Ways around

Art derives from the oldest ethic - technique; Nature refers to the place from where everything sprouts; the city is circumscribed in the perimeter drawn in the open space around it - the wild and urban come together.

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Guest artist Ana Vidigal in conversation with curator João Silvério

24 October at 5pm
free entry

“Ana Vidigal uses painting, collage, assemblage and installation as processes of decontextualization and reconfiguration of images taken from various sources, exploring social and political values, talking about time and the memories they carry.”

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September 2020

Guest artist Cristina Ataíde in conversation with curator João Silvério

21 September at 5pm
free entry

"Her work, often made on a journey, transits between sculpture and drawing, photography and video. Her concern with nature and its preservation is one of the characteristics of her work and research".

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