Inside the hollow bronze

Inside the hollow bronze Written by Alberto Rodrigues Marques The violinist from Rua do Souto; the Monte Gordo caricaturist; the Chiado dancers; Teresa, the digital painting in the entrance square of Altice Fórum by Julian Opie; or the tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo in bronze, on the island of Madeira, are some suggestions, diverse among themselves,… Continue reading

AMAR O MINHO

INTERVIEW WITH THE COUNCILLOR OF CULTURE OF GUIMARÃES, ADELINA PINTO Artistic Residency in Guimarães Why choose this staircase and this site, here at Plataforma das Artes, to integrate this AMAR O MINHO project? We are here facing the Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade, where we have the Centro Internacional de Artes José de Guimarães. … Continue reading

AMAR O MINHO – Interview with Mónica Mindelis

Interview with Mónica Mindelis Artistic Residency in Guimarães We were in conversation with Mónica Mindelis, who was in Guimarães developing a painting on one of the staircase that connects Avenida Conde de Margaride to Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade. The artwork in public space is part of the AMAR O MINHO artistic residency program, promoted by the… Continue reading

TROPICAL WORKSHOP

We often talk about art, as if it were a concept that is poured equally into all societies, just like water or the sun. Water, anywhere in the world, gets wet and the sun warms up. But art is not an earthly asset, but a symbolic construction that we adapt to our needs for tribal… Continue reading

THE CONSPIRACY OF ART

In 1996, Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) in “Le complot de l’art” (The conspiracy of art)¹ begins a process of criticism and reflection on the paths of contemporary art and the so-called avant-garde that focuses on the fact that Art has lost its illusory capacity, feeding on itself and becoming trans esthetic as society as a whole…. Continue reading

A VIDA É UM EMARANHADO DE NÓS

LIFE IS AN ENTANGLEMENT is the second exhibition resulting from the partnership between zet gallery and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. The selection of the artists was made from the participants in the 2019 edition of GA-AB (Open Galleries) by a jury composed of Joana Meneses Fernandes (Braga Culture 2030… Continue reading

Workshop Portrait Drawing

Portraiture is an exciting and challenging area of practice for the artist. It requires a unique combination of sensitivity to the portrait subject, accuracy, and the application of the artists own expressive language. During a day of portrait drawing we will look at the structure of the face and an approach to drawing and mark-making…. Continue reading

Woodcut Workshop

Woodcut is a relief printing technique in printmaking. An artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood typically with gouges—leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the nonprinting parts. It is an experimental woodcut workshop where the main idea is to “play” with the technique and drawing intended… Continue reading

PALIMPSESTS

Rosa Montero (born in 1951) wrote: “Culture is a palimpsest and we all write about what others have already written.”¹ Palimpsest comes from the original ancient Greek and it means rewriting, scraping and writing over a parchment or a papyrus that, between the seventh and twelfth centuries, had already been scraped with pumice stone to… Continue reading