• Grazes and Grazes / Saturday, October 8, from 10 am to 1 pm

    Deep into the landscape — Workshop by Landra

    What separates a concrete patio from an abundant agroforestry? To enter the land you need, first of all, to know that one can become the other. Sara Rodrigues and Rodrigo B. Camacho's proposal is to raise slabs and chop the tar, sift gravel, add organic matter, prepare solid and liquid compounds, return the missing micro-organisms and sow tomorrow. 
    In this, it is necessary to think about how what we eat today imposes itself on the landscape to come. So let's taste a prosperous future with recipes based on acorns and other foods from Landra, an agro-forest emerging from an oak grove. 
    Meanwhile, life takes its own course as the relentless ecological succession towards the millenary forest advances. Cycles of increasing abundance accumulate and there goes the landscape, being what it can, transformed by our actions, but mainly informed by what is unseen and lives right under our feet. 
    "A Fundo na Paisagem" has the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, an artistic residence at the Coliseu do Porto and a show at the new Mercado do Bolhão from September 19. 

    Location: CCOP patio (Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto, Rua Duque de Loulé, 202)

    To participate in the workshop, prior registration is required.
    The selection of participants will be made in order of registration, by e-mail galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

    Landra is the name given to the land and the practice of Sara Rodrigues and Rodrigo B. Camacho, paying tribute to acorns, called Landras in the Iberian Northwest. The duo sees in them a culture of autonomy, sovereignty and self-sufficiency that they seek to recover, aligning themselves with a practice of living and doing in tune with natural rhythms and cycles. 
  • October 13, from 7 to 9pm

    Public Session: Companion, Kinship, Alongside, by Hana Lee Erdman

    What is a relation? Are they symmetrical or necessarily unbalanced? Can relations be fruitful even though communication seems impossible? Or can we learn from others - animals, things, spirits - through other means - intimacy, touch, entanglement, time or letting go.

    The American dancer and choreographer Hana Erdman has through her artistic practices journeyed into interspecies relations, forms of companionship and kinship and will in this presentation guide us into worlds that are hiding in plain sight, that can’t be seen but sensed, experienced but not named. 

    Public sessions with free entrance, subject to room capacity. More information at plaka.porto.pt.

    The first course of this year's Colectivos Pláka programme – The climate, the worry, the dance – oriented by Mårten Spångberg, will feature contributions from choreographers and dancers Anne Juren and Hana Lee Erdman and is part of a series of free public sessions at the Galeria Municipal do Porto:

    –September 29, 7pm-9pm
    'Fantasmic Anatomies', by Anne Juren.
    –October 13, 7-9pm
    'Companion, Kinship, Alongside', by Hana Lee Erdman.
    –October 15, 5-9pm
    'The climate, the worry, the dance', by Mårten Spångberg with Hana Lee Erdman.
  • October 15, from 5 to 9pm

    Public Session: The Climate, The Worry, The Dance, by Mårten Spångberg with Hana Lee Erdman

    Between people and matter, breath and wind, feelings and remembrance, The Climate, The Worry, The Dance, guided by choreographer Mårten Spångberg, reimagines the human in a more- and no-more-than-human world. It’s a group that falls apart and a gathering holding it together, dancing under images, living up to energies shared for no particular reason. The implicated are caught together in entangled forms of life, building on bodily intersections between fungal horizons, kinship, interspecies communication, a failed collective, and an empty building devoted to education. In connecting multiple layers of being mystical, fantasmical, ordinary, caring, wealthy and indifferent, existences emerge becoming ever more enmeshed in questions concerning what it is to be human.
    After spending eight days together, the group surrender their forms of belonging, letting their landscapes resonate with worlding, unworlding and disconnecting in order to imagine, without procedures, answers to which there are no relevant questions. This situation, occasion, dance show, or perhaps collective mourning lasts for approximately three and a half hours and is the result of a collective working process concerned with relations between climate anxiety, dance, the so-called affect, and the possibility to imagine different forms of ecological mentalities.
    Public sessions with free entrance, subject to room capacity. More information at plaka.porto.pt.

    The first course of this year's Colectivos Pláka programme – The climate, the worry, the dance – oriented by Mårten Spångberg, will feature contributions from choreographers and dancers Anne Juren and Hana Lee Erdman and is part of a series of free public sessions at the Galeria Municipal do Porto:

    –September 29, 7pm-9pm
    'Fantasmic Anatomies', by Anne Juren.
    –October 13, 7-9pm
    'Companion, Kinship, Alongside', by Hana Lee Erdman.
    –October 15, 5-9pm
    'The climate, the worry, the dance', by Mårten Spångberg with Hana Lee Erdman.
  • Imaginaries / Friday, October 21, 7 pm

    A History of Olympia’s Maid in Contemporary Poetry — Claudia Rankine

    How can poetry and visual art reembody and amplify an object that has been reshaped by the historical white gaze? Claudia Rankine will embrace art historian Denise Murrell's research on Édouard Manet's Olympia (1863) and Saidiya Hartman's concept of “critical fabulation” as springboards to discuss the work of a few contemporary poets and artists who similarly view this painting/object as a place of intervention.

    A writer and researcher, Claudia Rankine establishes a critical-reactive dialectic through her work, connecting historical and contemporary events associated with the perpetuation of structural racism in American culture. She is a professor of poetry at Yale University, Connecticut, and in 2016 she co-founded the interdisciplinary collective The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII).

    Location: Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett Auditorium

    Image: Ricardo De Aratanha
  • Commented Concerts / Tuesday, November 8, 7 pm

    Arto Vs Arto — Arto Lindsay

    Not even Arto Lindsay knows how an Arto Lindsay concert will unfold. The exact amounts of continuity and interruption, noise and harmony, frustration, humour and euphoria are dosed and distributed live and in unpredictable manners. Improvising, singing, attuning and disattuning himself to others shape Arto Lindsay's practice during the last four decades. The concert, in collaboration with bassist Melvin Gibbs, will be an unpredictable event.

    Arto Lindsay bridges music and art with his work. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave while as bandleader of Ambitious Lovers, he subverted and radically changed Pop music. Through his collaborative practice, he has worked with artists such as Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Matthew Barney, Caetano Veloso and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
    Location: CCOP– Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto Auditorium

    Image: Anitta Boa Vida
  • Science is Art / Friday, November 11, 7 pm

    Metamorphosis — Emanuele Coccia

    From the transformation of the caterpillar into a butterfly, Emanuelle Coccia reflects and questions the structure of life from its most extreme capacity: that of metamorphosis. The philosopher concludes that all life is unattributable to a specific anatomical and ecological identity, and that all living beings participate in a unique existence.

    Emanuele Coccia is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. His work touches upon biology, aesthetics and contemporary art.
     Location: Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett Auditorium

    Image: Frank Perrin
  • Visitas-Pavão


     To participate in the Visitas-Pavão, all interested groups can register through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
    Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm
    Duration: 90 min.
  • Imaginaries / Thursday, December 15, 7 pm

    Other Anthropocenes – The Apocalypse seen from Amazonia — Patrícia Vieira

    How can we consider the Apocalypse from an indigenous perspective, for whom the end of the world is a cyclical event? Our geological era is profoundly affected by the impact of humanity and signed by ecological collapse and the end of the reality we know. Based on the work of Denilson Baniwa, artist from the interior of Amazonas, Patricia Vieira reflects on the Anthropocene from the cosmovisions of the peoples from the Amazon Basin.

    Patrícia Vieira is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, working about Iberian and Latin American Literature, Environmental Humanities and Ecocriticism, Comparative Literature, Literature and Cinema, Post-Colonial Studies and Literary Theory. Since 2020 she coordinates the project “ECO – Animals and Plants in Cultural Productions about the Amazon”.
    Location: Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett Auditorium

    Image: Revista Amazônia Latitude (video still)
  • Science is Art / Thursday, January 18, 7 pm

    Cosmic Vibrations – From Physics to Arts at Cern — Mónica Bello & Nicole L’huillier

    Embracing art as a knowledge-driven practice that, alongside science, contributes greatly to society and is a pillar of contemporary culture, Arts at CERN fosters research, production and sharing across creative disciplines to address the way the big questions about our universe are pursued by science. In this conversation, Nicole L’Huiler e Mónica Bello debate to the manners in which art and science challenge and interrogate one another.

    Curator and art historian Mónica Bello is head of Arts at CERN in Geneva, hosting artist residencies, art commissions and exhibitions. She is the curator of the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022.
    Nicole L'Huillier is a transdisciplinary artist who works with sound, vibrations, resonances, and multiple transductions to explore performativity at scales ranging from micro to cosmic. She participated in the Simetria programme, which granted her a residency at CERN and the astronomical observatories of Southern Chile, ALMA and Paranal.

    Location: Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett Auditorium

    Image:  Nicole L'huilier, "Leche Holográfica"
  • Commented Concerts / Friday, January 27, 7 pm

    Shafts of Sunlight — Lamin Fofana

     The future is uncertain. The road is constantly changing. Our encounters with the world compel us to experiment and create new concepts and things that will help us imagine a different existence, a way out of the turbulence and brutality. Shafts of Sunlight is an open-ended improvisatory performance-installation with fragments and debris from extended studio sessions. It is a disruption of the linearity of historical time, what historian Robin D. G. Kelley refers to as Blues Time; it is simultaneously the past, the future, and the timeless space of the imagination.

    Lamin Fofana is an artist and musician currently based in New York and Berlin. His music explores issues of movement, migration, alienation, belonging and what lies beyond our reality. His interest in history and the present, and his practice of transmuting text into the affective medium of sound, manifest in live multi-sensory performances and installations with original musical compositions.
    Location: Palácio dos Correios

    Image: Ink Agop

  • Grazes and Grazes / Saturday, February 11, 10 am - 1 pm

    Inland – Fernando García-Dory

     Initiated by Fernando García-Dory, INLAND examines the relationship between city and countryside, considering culture, identity, geopolitics and territory in the context of contemporary art and focusing on the economy of art and land, organized utopia, and the ways in which humans interact with the biosphere. The artist will lead us along the paths of the project presented at Documenta 15, bringing together cheese-making and systems of exchange, fostering sustainable forms of collective living .

    Fernando García-Dory's work explores the relationship between culture and nature, pondering its various dimensions: from micro-organisms to social systems, through the design of traditional artistic languages and collaborative agro-ecological projects.
    Location: Bolhão Market

  • Imaginaries / Friday, February 24, 7 pm

    Transcalarities, Niebla the cat, and other forms of Material Dissidence —Andrés Jaque

    Unlikely actors — such as the giant Victoria Amazonica lilies, tagged-as-Brazilian sex workers Raphael and Bamban, Silvio Berlusconi, the 432 Park Avenue condos, ultra-clear glass, grindr, fracking; Kim Kardashian's shirtless Lanvin tuxedo, NO2, Niebla the cat, Mies' basement, and Mike Bloomberg's Clean Heat Project—are summoned to reconstruct the recent history of Architecture.

    Andrés Jaque — architect, writer, curator and Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation — is one of the initiators of interscalar and transmedial approaches to urban and territorial studies. His work explores architecture as the entanglement of life, bodies, technologies and environments. He founded the Office for Political Innovation. 
    Location: Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett Auditorium

    Image: Miguel de Guzmán


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