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.

October 2021

Guest artist Vasco Barata in conversation with curator João Silvério
22 de Outubro às 18h30
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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PAST

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

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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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