• 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 and Cinema, Utopia Studies and Environmental Humanities. Since 2020 she coordinates the project ECO – Animals and Plants in Cultural Productions about the Amazon.
    Location: Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett Auditorium

    Limited capacity.
    Advance ticket booking, free of charge, by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

    Image: Revista Amazônia Latitude (video still)
  • Visitas-Pavão to the Gardens

    Visitas-Pavão to the Gardens

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

    Limited capacity.
    Advance ticket booking, free of charge, by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

    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

    More information about tickets to be announced soon.

    Age classification to be assigned.

    Image: Ink Agop
  • Ongoing

    Podcasts with Mariana Sardon

    The PING! podcast can be heard here.
  • Grazes and Grazes / Saturday, February 11, 10 am - 1 pm

    INLAND: Campo Adentro – 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

    More information about tickets to be announced soon.
  • 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

    Limited capacity.
    Advance ticket booking, free of charge, by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

    Image: Miguel de Guzmán


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