The GMP has temporarily suspended its Public Programmes.
  • November 6

    Galeria Municipal do Porto suspends its November Public Programmes

    The Galeria Municipal do Porto has decided to temporarily suspend its Public Programmes during the month of November, according to the latest announced measures to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Therefore, the two programs scheduled for the month of November were cancelled: the conversation between Margarida Mendes and the winner of the 2nd edition of the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize, which would take place on November 14, Saturday, at 4 pm, and the concert presenting the album Waves and Whirlpools, by Luís da Riviera, scheduled for November 15, Sunday, at 6:30 pm.

    The guided tours that the Galeria Municipal do Porto conducts on the first Saturday of each month, at 4 pm, are also suspended, due to the limitation of gatherings to five people.

    GMP will continue, however, with its doors open, with the exhibitions Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize – 2nd edition and Waves and Whirlpools, on view until November 15.

    Admission is free, subject to the maximum limit of 30 people and other hygiene and safety rules.
  • November 11

    Paulo Cunha e Silva Prize shared between all the six finalists

    The winners of the second edition of the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize have been named. The biannual prize is aimed at artists under 40, and was created by the Porto City Council as a tribute to the former Councillor for Culture, Paulo Cunha e Silva, doctor, art critic and curator, whose professional activity was always linked to theoretical reflection on contemporary art.

    Although the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize aims to award a single artist from a group of finalists, the jury proposed dividing the monetary value of €25,000 between this edition’s six finalists – Basir Mahmood, Firenze Lai, Lebohang Kganye, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Song Ta and Steffani Jemison –, whose works are on display at the Galeria Municipal do Porto.

    Due to the restrictions resulting from the pandemic situation, the jury members Isabel Lewis, John Akomfrah, Margarida Mendes and Shumon Basar were unable to visit the exhibition and personally assess the work of the finalists that they had nominated. These exceptional conditions also meant that the six finalists were unable to install or accompany the assembly of their works in the exhibition space, prior to the inauguration of the exhibition. As a result, the judges considered that it was impossible to ensure the ideal conditions for awarding a single winner of the Prize’s second edition and therefore suggested the division of the prize money between the six finalists.

    The jury had already analysed the portfolios of 48 artists, selected by a group of 16 curators, appointed by them. Lastly, they selected the six finalists who have now been declared joint winners. In the words of the four jurors, these artists have “voices – aesthetic, ethical, technical – that articulate the current moment, or, even, sense what is to come.”

    Basir Mahmood (Pakistan) uses video, film and photography to reflect on social and historical situations, rooted in daily life, while Firenze Lai (Hong Kong) tries to express states of expanded perception through her paintings and drawings. Lebohang Kganye (South Africa) merges fictional characters with “real” characters, to create stories that incorporate sculpture, installation and film. Sculpture is also the preferred art form of Shaikha Al Mazrou (UAE), who is fascinated by materiality in art, working with colour and shapes to create geometric and abstract arrangements.

    Song Ta (China) often seeks to provoke and antagonise the established boundaries between institutional and commercial definitions of art, by creating works that explore the daily conduct of specific groups in society and Steffani Jemison (USA) addresses privacy and opacity as strategies for abstraction and political resistance.

    The exhibition of the works of the finalists – now confirmed as winners ex-aequo – can be visited until Sunday, November 15, at the Galeria Municipal do Porto. During the weekend, the GMP will only be open between 10 am and 12:30 pm, due to implementation of new curfew measures in Portugal.
  • October 24, Saturday, 4 pm

    Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize – 2nd edition: Talk with Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela

    On October 24, Saturday, Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela, winners of the 1st edition of the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize, will visit the Galeria Municipal do Porto for a talk with Guilherme Blanc (Artistic Director of the Galeria Municipal do Porto) and Luís Silva (Director of the Kunsthalle Lissabon). At 4pm, in the Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett.

    Free entry, subject to the collecting of a ticket in advance, at the Galeria Municipal do Porto, starting from 10 am on October 24. You can reserve your place in advance by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt. The entrance is subject to room capacity.
    This activity is organized within the exhibition Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize – 2nd edition

    Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett
  • October 3, Saturday, 4 pm

    Guided tour of the exhibitions Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize – 2nd edition & Waves and Whirlpools

    The GMP conducts a guided tour of exhibitions on the first Saturday of each month at 4 pm.

    Activity subject to prior registration by e-mail: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
    Free entry
    Galeria Municipal do Porto
  • September 13, Sunday, 4 pm

    Waves and Whirlpools: Guided Tour with Luís Lázaro Matos and Martha Kirszenbaum

    On September 13, at 4 pm, the artist Luís Lázaro Matos and the curator Martha Kirszenbaum will lead a guided tour through the exhibition Waves and Whirlpools.

    Activity subject to prior registration by e-mail: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
    This activity is organized within the exhibition Waves and Whirlpools

    Free entry
    Galeria Municipal do Porto
  • 30 de agosto a 13 de setembro, 21h30

    Ciclo de Cinema Lynn Hershman Leeson na Feira do Livro do Porto

    Technocistem: corpo e tecnologia na obra feminista de Lynn Hershman Leeson 

    No âmbito da Feira do Livro do Porto, será este ano apresentado um ciclo dedicado à obra fílmica de Lynn Hershman Leeson. Em cinco sessões, propõe-se mostrar a forma como, através de obras de ficção e documentais, a artista antecipou visualidades e conceitos que marcam práticas artísticas contemporâneas e explorou problemáticas culturais que hoje são incontornáveis.
     
    Curadoria: 
    Guilherme Blanc (Diretor – Arte contemporânea e Cinema, Ágora E.M)


    DOM, 30 AGO
    Intro: Commercial for a New York Hotel Room 
    EUA, 1974, 2’
    Seduction of a Cyborg
    EUA, 1994, 7’
    VertiGhost
    EUA, 2017, 13’
    ShadowStalker
    EUA, 2019, 10’

    Apresentado por:
    Sara Castelo Branco (Curadora / Investigadora)
    Kitty Furtado (Investigadora no CES – UC / Membro do Núcleo Antirracista do Porto)


    TER, 1 SET
    Conceiving Ada
    EUA, Alemanha, 1997, 85’

    Apresentado por:
    Né Barros (Coreógrafa / Diretora Artística do Balleteatro)


    DOM, 6 SET
    Strange Culture
    EUA, 2007, 83’

    Apresentado por:
    Joaquim Moreno (Arquiteto / Curador)


    TER, 8 SET
    Teknolust
    Alemanha/EUA/Reino Unido, 2002, 85’

    Apresentado por:
    Mara Andrade (Bailarina / Coreógrafa)


    DOM, 13 SET
    !Women Art Revolution 
    EUA, 2010, 83’

    Apresentado por:
    Ana Cachola (Investigadora em Estudos Culturais no CECC – UCP)
    Free entry
    Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett
  • September 11, Friday, 6.30 pm

    Autograph session with Diogo Jesus (Book launch: “APESAR DE NÃO ESTAR, ESTOU MUITO / DJ NOBITA EARLY YEARS 2002”)

    This book is published as part of the exhibition Diogo Jesus: Apesar de não estar, estou muito, curated by João Ribas, presented at the Galeria Municipal do Porto between June 2 and August 16, 2020. I was published by Galeria Municipal do Porto and co-published with Chili Com Carne.

    Free entry
    Capela Carlos Alberto – Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
  • June 2, 10 am

    Galeria Municipal do Porto reopened with new safety measures

    Galeria Municipal do Porto reopened to the public on June 2. To ensure the safety of visitors and employees, the GMP has implemented a set of temporary measures:

    - Free entry, subject to the following maximum limits: 20 visitors on the ground floor; 10 visitors on the mezzanine.
    - Face masks must be used at all times.
    - Hands must be sanitized.
    - 2 meters (6 ft) social distancing.
     
  • March 5, Thursday, 9.30 pm

    Opening Anuário 19 + Performances

    21h30 – Opening
     
    22h00 – “Vernissage”
    Performance by Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo
     
    23h00 – “Pérola is Burning”
    This activity was organized within the exhibition Anuário 19

    Free entry
    Palácio das Artes – Fundação da Juventude
  • February 21, Friday, 9.30 pm

    Programme launch 2020/2021 with Nástio Mosquito + Odete

    “No. One. Gives. A. Mosquito's. Ass. About. Trabalho. De. Preto  – Hino de Carne”, 2020
    Performance by Nástio Mosquito
    with Diogo + Moreno Ácido & B Fachada

    Programme presentation 2020/2021

    Colectivos Pláka's “Politics of Survival” book launch

    ODETE
    Dj Set
    Free entry
    Galeria Municipal do Porto
  • February 16, Sunday, 4 pm

    9Kg de Oxigénio: Guided Tour with André Sousa and Mauro Cerqueira

     
    This activity is organized within the exhibition 9Kg de Oxigénio

    Free entry
    Galeria Municipal do Porto

    Photo:
    Miguel Nogueira / CM Porto
  • February 16, Sunday, 6 pm

    9Kg de Oxigénio: Performance “Carceleras”, with Tomás de Perrate and Pedro G. Romero

    The artist Pedro G. Romero invited the singer Tomás de Perrate to do a closing performance for the 9Kg de Oxigénio exhibition. The visitor will be surprised by the flamenco intonations and songs about memories of imprisonment and longing for freedom, which will come from inside the work “La Cheka” to the involving gallery spaces.
    This activity is organized within the exhibition 9Kg de Oxigénio

    Free entry
    Galeria Municipal do Porto

    Photo:
    Miguel Nogueira / CM Porto
  • February 6, Thursday, 10 pm

    Depois do Estouro: Film Screening II

    Diogo Baldaia
    Miragem Meus Putos
    PT, 24’, 2017

    Leonor Teles
    Balada de um Batráquio
    PT, 11’, 2016

    José Rito
    Will Free
    PT, 12’, 2017

    Andréia Pires and Leonardo Mouramateus
    Vando Vulgo Vedita
    BRA, 22’, 2017
    This activity is organized within the exhibition Depois do Estouro

    Screening programmed by:
    Diogo Baldaia

    The films will be screened with English subtitles and in the presence of the directors

    Free entry, subject to room capacity
    Cinema Passos Manuel 
  • February 1, Saturday, 5 pm

    Depois do Estouro: Guided Tour with Pedro Dourado

     
    This activity is organized within the exhibition Depois do Estouro

    Free entry
    Galeria Municipal do Porto

    Photo:
    Miguel Nogueira / CM Porto

  • January 23, Thursday, 10 pm

    Depois do Estouro: Film Screening I

    Madalena Fragoso and Margarida Meneses
    A Casa e os Cães
    PT, 62’, 2019

    Marcelo Tavares
    Tu. Tu. Tu.
    PT, 12’, 2019
    This activity is organized within the exhibition Depois do Estouro

    Screening programmed by:
    Madalena Fragoso and Margarida Meneses

    The films will be screened with English subtitles and in the presence of the directors

    Free entry, subject to room capacity
    Cinema Passos Manuel 
  • January 11, Saturday, 4 pm

    9Kg de Oxigénio: Guided Tour with André Sousa and Mauro Cerqueira

     
    This activity is organized within the exhibition 9Kg de Oxigénio

    Free entry
    Galeria Municipal do Porto

    Photo: 
    Miguel Nogueira / CM Porto
  • December 14, Saturday, 6 pm

    Book Launch: “Musonautas, Visões & Avarias”

    Book launch:
    “Musonautas, Visões & Avarias
    1960-2010: 5 décadas de inquietação musical no Porto


    Concerts by:
    Volúpia Mundana
    +
    João Loureiro, Ana Deus and Rui Fernandes
    (BAN)

    Free entry, subject to the collecting of a ticket in advance, at the venue box office on the day of the event
    Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli
  • December 8, Sunday, 6 pm

    9Kg de Oxigénio: Talk with Dan Graham and Pedro de Llano

    The American artist, writer, and curator Dan Graham will talk about his wide artistic practice with the curator and art historian Pedro de Llano, according to whom: “talking with Dan Graham is a fascinating experience The themes and ideas continue as a roller coaster and his comments surprise and provoke reflection. Sometimes it is difficult to understand whether he is serious, or even if he is using sarcasm or praise - or both at the same time (…) We are anxious to return to the conversation, continuing to learn from one of the greatest artists of our time and know, for example, what he thinks of the new building designed by Álvaro Siza in his city or the last album of his friend Kim Gordon, among many other things”.
    This activity is organized within the exhibition 9Kg de Oxigénio

    Free entry
    Galeria Municipal do Porto
  • December 5 – 8, 2019

    Love and Garbage

    Contemporary architecture, among many other things, is a prolonged and precise logistical exercise in value re-arrangement to maximise profit. The processes that produce our built environment are typically systematised, formal and strictly hierarchical, structures well-suited to social division. Working cooperatively offers an alternative, where there is a real possibility for mutual solidarity and engagement with people’s knowledge and experience. But how to work cooperatively on the city, when the structures which generate and govern it are based on an almost diametrically opposed logic?

    Assemble and a small set of their friends, collaborators and accomplices invite the participantsto join them for four days of working together. Basing each day on a set of short readings and sustained bodily and material processes, working together will be used as a space for opening up discussion on the shared ideas, preoccupations and concerns that have been coursing through the undercurrents of Assemble’s working practice over the last ten years.
    Full Programme here

    Tutors:
    Assemble

    With:
    Madelon Vriesendorp
    Jasmine Padjak
    Thomas Thwaites
    Andrés Saenz de Sicilia
    Richard Wentworth
    Rainer Hehl
    Jerszy Seymour

    Instituto / Passos Manuel / Galeria Municipal do Porto

    Photo:
    Assemble 
  • December 4, Wednesday, 7 pm

    Talk with Jacopo Crivelli Visconti about the 34th Bienal de São Paulo

    With the “poetics of the relationship” as one of its central concepts, the 34th Bienal of São Paulo — "Faz escuro mas eu canto" — adopts an innovative format, expanding in space and time. The next edition of the Biennale, in 2020, is marked by the meeting and mutual enhancement of curatorial projects and institutional action, and involves the holding of exhibitions and actions presented at the Biennale’s Pavilion in articulation with a network of more than 20 institutions in São Paulo.

    The conversation will be chaired by the curator Marta Mestre and is part of a set of presentations of the project of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo in international institutions.
    With:
    Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, curator of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo
    Marta Mestre

    Coproduction:
    Projeto Ymago / Galeria Municipal do Porto

    With the support of:
    Direção-Geral das Artes, Ministério da Cultura, Governo de Portugal.

    Free entry
    Auditorium – Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett
  • September 28 – October 4, 2019

    Post-Nostalgic Knowings

    Post-Nostalgic Knowings is a course on culture and critical thinking which aims to look at different places in Europe which contain collective stories in disappearance, scanning the potency of recent curatorial and artistic research and intervention. The course presents a variety of “post-nostalgic” approaches by authors addressing places in Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Spain, to understand how contemporary knowings allow for reading, intervening and may contribute to re-signify those places, whether in its relation to past memories and, most specially, as redefining new contemporary narratives. Trying to overcome the strictly preservationist and conservative approaches, the course will focus on a specific location in Porto, the Freixo hillside, characterized by the simultaneity of industrial history and the current pressure of real estate interests on the buildings and the land. The program includes conferences, debate sessions, along derives, workshops and other spatial strategies to understand and dialogue with the complexity at stake.
    Full Programme here

    Tutors:
    Aneta Szylak
    Inês Moreira

    With:
    Elena Lacruz
    Jonas Žukauskas
    Jorge Ricardo Pinto
    Solvita Krese

    Águas do Porto – Central Elevatória de Nova Sintra

    Photo:
    Central Termo Eléctrica Do Freixo (2009), Filomena Nascimento
  • July 10 – 13, 2019

    The Time(s) of Contemporaneity 2: Decolonizing Culture

    The Time(s) of Contemporaneity 2: Decolonizing Culture brings together artists and intellectuals to discuss the relationship between art, race, institutions and the legacy of colonialism. It addresses decolonization in the broadest sense of the term: as an acknowledgment of colonial legacies in the present, as an ongoing system of oppression, and as a practice of affirming different forms of repressed knowledge. The invited speakers will explore decolonial methodologies in the museum and gallery, ways to critically interact with the colonial past, and how third world feminisms have used revolutionary socialism. 
    Full Programme here

    Tutors:
    Claire Bishop
    Nuno Crespo

    With:
    Dora García
    Emanuel Lopes (Coletivo Cadjigue)
    Filipa César
    Françoise Vergès
    Kader Attia
    Marinho de Pina

    Galeria Municipal do Porto / 7.º Piso Palácio dos Correios

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