Public Programmes
Of the Exhibitions
The Galeria Municipal do Porto proposes to mediate informal meetings between audiences by consolidating a series of events developed in collaboration with artists and curators in the context of the exhibitions. With a new structure based on three types of free public initiatives – Visits, Talks and Performances –, the programmes are inspired by the specificities and potential of each exhibition, and may also include concerts, films and other activities.

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.
 
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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
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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
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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

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
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 
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 
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
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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

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