The grace of metaphysics

The grace of metaphysics Valter Hugo Mãe Art is a pure manifestation of metaphysics, an essential dimension that alludes to what is insinuated in the matter, but it is above all longing for spirit, some kind of simulation of the soul to give us the true size of existence and possible transcendence. I begin by… Continue reading

ACTUM

ACTUM The “ACTUM – Open Call for Artistic Projects” initiative aims to support artists from the city of Braga, during a time when it is imperative to emphasise culture and promote artistic creation. The 25 artists chosen for this second edition come from different areas, with various creative processes, from painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video,… Continue reading

AMOR EM TEMPOS DE CÓLERA

AMOR EM TEMPOS DE CÓLERA AMOR EM TEMPOS DE CÓLERA (love in times of cholera) is the name of the second exhibition resulting from ‘ACTUM – Open Call for Artistic Projects, a support measure for artistic creation and fruition for artists and cultural agents from Braga, which appeared in the middle of the pandemic, in… Continue reading

ANA MONTEIRO: Layers of the Self

ANA MONTEIRO: Layers of the Self The figurative style and the self-portrait are two of the great particularities that characterise the work of Ana Monteiro (PT, 1990), who justifies the use of these properties due to the ease of the emotional connection with her works, appealing to the capacity of communication, understanding and transformation. Through… Continue reading

A Mar (The Sea) by André Rangel

A COUPLE OF STRUCTURING AND LIQUID THINGS A Mar (The Sea) by André Rangel Hav, Kai, More, Meer, Mer, Sea, Deniz, Mare, Mope, Morze, Zee, Meri, Farraige, Tenger, Jūra, Mier, Maro, Meri, Morie, Moře, Dagat, Môr, Laut, Deti, Sami, Mare, Segara, Teku. Sea, the prima mater. Sea is a masculine word in Portuguese, but in… Continue reading

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle

“2 or 3 choses que je sais d’elle” is the name of a film that Jean-Luc Godard (FR, 1930) directed in 1966, the same year as “Masculin féminin” and “Made in USA” and after a series of productions in which the Nouveau Réalisme, from which the Nouvelle Vague cinema derives, attentive to the social condition… Continue reading

SÃO VICENTE CÁ FORA

SÃO VICENTE CÁ FORA: OTHER WAYS TO INTERVENE IN THE CITY In the vicinity of the National Pantheon and even in a time of pandemic, Lisbon thinks and acts on its public space. These days, in plain sight, the artistic intervention of Alberto Rodrigues Marques, Henrique Palmeirim and Hugo Castilholinks the concepts of art, sustainability,… Continue reading

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