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.

Sunday, November 21, 4pm

The Disappearing Act - Performance by Yinka Esi Graves

The artist Pedro G. Romero invited the Afro-descendant bailaora Yinka Esi Graves to the closing performance of the exhibition Novos Babilónios – Atravessar a Fronteira.
The creation of The Disappearing Act is part of an ongoing project (co-authored with Miguel Ángel Rosales) and is the result of the artist's residency, in September, in the gardens of Palácio de Cristal, based on the Primeira Exposição Colonial Portuguesa.
Location: Galeria Municipal do Porto
Time: 4pm

To participate in the presentation the free ticket must be collected (maximum 2 per person) up to 15 minutes before the event starts. Reservations can be made in advance by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

Image credits: Miguel Angel Rosales

November 6, at 4pm

Guided tours of the exhibitions

The Galeria Municipal do Porto conducts a guided tour of the exhibitions on the first Saturday of each month.
Free entry

Activity subject to prior registration by e-mail: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
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Friday (18h30-20h00) and Saturday (10h00-16h00), November 5 and 6

Formas Partilhadas – Terracota workshop with Formabesta

Terracota workshop oriented by the artist collective Formabesta (Juan and Salvador Cidrás), in partnership with Ó! Cerâmica.

Based on the idea of ​​“playing” and “learning by doing”, this workshop starts from a series of traditional clay shapes to carry out a continuous process of transformation into other forms that arise from improvisation, chance and collaborative action. As Bruno Munari reminds us, what matters is the possibility of playing with countless possibilities, incessantly changing, testing and testing. Only then, "the mind becomes flexible, the thinking dynamic: the creative individual".

Salvador Cidrás and Vicente Blanco are visual artists and professors in the area of ​​Visual Expression at the University of Santiago de Compostela at the Facultad de Formación de Profesorado de Lugo. Graduates in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Vigo, PhDs in Humanities (USC) and Fine Arts (UGR), respectively, and graduates in Ceramics from EASD Ramón Falcón, Lugo, they develop their artistic research in different mediums, such as video, drawing, sculpture and installation. Their work has been exhibited individually in different contemporary art museums, such as the Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), CGAC (Compostela), MUSAC (León), as well as in several group exhibitions.
Part of the public programme of the exhibition “Pés de Barro”, curated by Chus Martínez and Filipa Ramos.

Aimed for adults

Location: Ó Cerâmica (Rua de Adolfo Casais Monteiro 61, 4050-014 Porto)

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.

The time and conditions for participation are subject to the safety rules imposed by the General Directorate of Health during the program period.

Image credit: Formabesta (Salvador e Juan Cidras)

Saturday, October 16 at 4pm

Pandemic - Guided tour with the artist and curators

The artist Filipe Marques and curators Isabeli Santiago and Juan Luis Toboso will make a guided tour to the exhibition PANDEMIC – I Don’t Know Karate But I know Ka-razor, opened in the past September 18th.
To participate in the visit the free ticket must be collected (maximum 2 per person) up to 15 minutes before the event starts. Reservations can be made in advance by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

Saturday, October 9, 16h-18h

Pandemic - Performances by António Poppe José Marrucho and Flávio Rodrigues

The notion of time, explored in Filipe Marques' exhibition at the GMP, is also materialized in the almost 10-hour video “Whatevah you do, don't look me too long in the eyes. Now it’s your turn to cry”, and serves as a catalyst for the creation of three performances, where voice, body and sound will be explored sequentially, authored by António Poppe, Flávio Rodrigues and José Marrucho.


Flávio Rodrigues, a multidisciplinary artist, crosses different media such as dance, drawing, performance, sound and sculpture, among others.
José Marrucho is a musician and has worked, in addition to jazz, in projects from the world of Krautrock, Stoner, electronic and experimental music.
António Poppe is a visual artist and has been exploring the intersection between poetry, performance and the visual arts.
Auditorium of Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett
 
To participate in the performance the free ticket must be collected (maximum 2 per person) up to 15 minutes before the event starts. Reservations can be made in advance by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

October 2, at 4pm

Guided tours of the exhibitions

The Galeria Municipal do Porto conducts a guided tour of the exhibitions on the first Saturday of each month.
Free entry


Activity subject to prior registration by e-mail: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

Sunday, September 19, at 4pm

Fado ou Flamenco - Talk with Pedro G. Romero. Moderation by Armando Sousa (Fonoteca Municipal do Porto)

The artist Pedro G. Romero will talk about Fado and Flamenco, offering a selection of vinyl records from the sound archive of Fonoteca Municipal and a list that are part of, in addition to his research, the exhibition The new babylonians: crossing the Border.

Location
Fonoteca Municipal do Porto
Rua Pinto Bessa, 122, Armazém 12 4300–427 Porto

The event is free of charge, but require the acquisition of a ticket one hour before its beginning, and will follow the security rules imposed by the DGS at the time of the event. It is possible to book a seat in advance through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

August 7, at 4pm

Guided tours of the exhibitions

The Galeria Municipal do Porto conducts a guided tour of the exhibitions on the first Saturday of each month.
Free entry


Activity subject to prior registration by e-mail: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
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Saturday, July 10 at 7pm

Anuário 20 / Performance by Kiluanji Kia Henda: Resetting Bird's Memories

Kiluanji Kia Henda (Luanda, Angola, 1979) – one of the most relevant artists and activists in the contemporary art scene – presents the performance “Resetting Bird's Memories”. Here, the story of Kinaxi Square, in Luanda, is told through the bodies of actress Zia Soares and Odete Mosso who bring it to life and, through them, the violent past of that place, its rulers and its monuments is represented. A performance that invites reflection on the changing world, the nostalgic vision of that time and the pre-colonial relationship.
Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto
 
With the participation of Zia Soares and Odete Mosso.
 
All the activities are free of charge, but require the acquisition of a ticket two hours before its beginning, and will follow the security rules imposed by the DGS at the time of the event. It is possible to book a seat in advance through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
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Saturday, July 10 at 9pm

Anuário 20 / DJ Set by Sound Preta

The musical project Sound Preta, composed by DJ Clita, DJ Patisol and LOLA will present a DJ-Set, part of the public program of the project "Anuário 20".
 
CCOP - Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto
Rua do Duque de Loulé, 202
4000-053 Porto

9pm
 
All the activities are free of charge, but require the acquisition of a ticket two hours before its beginning, and will follow the security rules imposed by the DGS at the time of the event. It is possible to book a seat in advance through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

Image Credits: Ajé Orum

Video: Jade Rocha 
Lighting: Luisa L'Abbate 
Styling: Marine Sigaut

July 3th, from 4pm to 5pm

Guided tours of the exhibitions

The Galeria Municipal do Porto conducts a guided tour of the exhibitions on the first Saturday of each month.
Free entry

From 4 to 5pm

Activity subject to prior registration by e-mail: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
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Saturday, June 26 at 19h

Anuário 20 / Concert by Arianna Casellas

 
CCOP - Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto
Rua do Duque de Loulé, 202
4000-053 Porto

7pm
 
All the activities are free of charge, but require the acquisition of a ticket two hours before its beginning, and will follow the security rules imposed by the DGS at the time of the event. It is possible to book a seat in advance through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

Saturday, June 26 at 4pm

Anuário 20 / Talk: Cartografias do Comum – O Lugar do Coletivo na Cidade II

In an attentive exercise of reflection on the city and its multiple dynamics and manifestations, the curatorial team of Anuário 20 invites for two talks about the title "Cartografias do comum – o lugar do coletivo na cidade", collectives, initiatives and spontaneous self-managed movements which, during the year of 2020, contributed to the reconfiguration of a more inclusive and plural community-territory.
 
In a year in which solidarity was one of the most repeated words, we propose, in this joint reflection, to think of the city as a space for activating and maintaining daily practices of caring and healing.
 
CCOP - Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto
Rua do Duque de Loulé, 202
4000-053 Porto

4pm

With:
Dori Nigro 
Svenja Tiger
Beatriz Blasi
Verónica Lopes (Projeto: por um Porto que se lembre de Gisberta Salce Júnior; MOP - Marcha do Orgulho do Porto)
Irina Pereira (Oficina Arara)
 
Moderation:
Ana Resende
Andreia Garcia
Melissa Rodrigues

All the activities are free of charge, but require the acquisition of a ticket two hours before its beginning, and will follow the security rules imposed by the DGS at the time of the event. It is possible to book a seat in advance through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

Sunday, June 20th at 4pm

Wall גדר جدار - Guided tour with Guilherme Blanc

Guilherme Blanc, curador of "Wall גדר جدار", by Inés Moldavsky, at Galeria Municipal do Porto, will make a guided tour to the exhibition. 

Guilherme Blanc is the Artistic Director of the Batalha - Film Centre. Between 2018 and 2020 he was the Director for Con­temporary Art and Film in the City of Porto, where he directed projects such as the Galeria Municipal do Porto, the Fórum do Futuro and discursive programmes in contemporary art. Over the years he has worked as an independent film curator in col­laboration with institutions such as the Institute of Contempo­rary Arts London and the Barbican Centre. Between 2014 and 2018 he was deputy to the Councillor for Culture and to the Mayor of Porto. Since 2017, he lectures Film in the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses at the Universidade Católica Por­tuguesa - Escola das Artes. 
 
Location:
Galeria Municipal do Porto

To attend to the guided tour in the Galeria Municipal do Porto, the free ticket must be collected (maximum 2 per person) up to 15 minutes before the event starts. Reservations can be made in advance by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt. 

Saturday, June 12

Opening of the exhibitions

Galeria Municipal do Porto opens two new exhibition projects on june 12th: Pés de Barro, a group exhibition by Chus Martínez and Filipa Ramos, and Wall גדר جدار, by Inés Moldavski, curated by Guilherme Blanc.
 
The exhibition Pés de Barro presents different approaches to the curators' invitation addressed to a group of artists to question and reflect on the different possibilities of pottery and ceramics – technologies that are full of history and creative power. What if the future is a technology as old and peculiar as clay? What if clay is the future and the future is clay? These are some of the questions that curators Chus Martínez and Filipa Ramos posed to artists Neïl Beloufa, Isabel Carvalho, Gabriel Chaile, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Formabesta (Salvador Cidrás & Juan Cidrás), Tamara Henderson, Ana Jotta and Eduardo Navarro, and now present themselves on display.
 
In Wall גדר جدار, Argentine-Israeli artist Inés Moldavsky was invited to revisit her film “The Men Behind the Wall” – winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale, in 2018 – where she contacted and talked to Palestinian men living in Gaza and the West Bank through a dating application. At the Galeria Municipal do Porto, the artist expands this crossing of digital, political, religious and gender boundaries, to build various moments of conversation and, consequently, of cultural analysis. The exhibition is curated by Guilherme Blanc.
 

Saturday, May 29 at 4pm

Anuário 20 / Talk: Cartografias do Comum – O Lugar do Coletivo na Cidade I

In an attentive exercise of reflection on the city and its multiple dynamics and manifestations, the curatorial team of Anuário 20 invites for two talks about the title "Cartografias do comum – o lugar do coletivo na cidade", collectives, initiatives and spontaneous self-managed movements which, during the year of 2020, contributed to the reconfiguration of a more inclusive and plural community-territory.
 
In a year in which solidarity was one of the most repeated words, we propose, in this joint reflection, to think of the city as a space for activating and maintaining daily practices of caring and healing.
 
CCOP - Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto
Rua do Duque de Loulé, 202
4000-053 Porto

4pm



With:
Rita Senra 
Coletivo Lab.25
Filó (Cochiló – Associação Cultural Afro-Portuguesa)
Jade Rocha (Rede Popular de Apoio Mútuo: CSA A Gralha, Rosa Imunda, Núcleo Anti-Racista do Porto)

Moderation:
Ana Resende
Andreia Garcia
Melissa Rodrigues
Pedro Augusto
Pedro Magalhães

All the activities are free of charge, but require the acquisition of a ticket two hours before its beginning, and will follow the security rules imposed by the DGS at the time of the event. It is possible to book a seat in advance through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

Saturday, May 29 at 7pm

Anuário 20 / Concert by Milteto

Milteto is a multidisciplinary orchestra driven by the Porto collective Favela Discos.

The concert is part of the public program of the "Anuário 20" project.
CCOP - Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto
Rua do Duque de Loulé, 202
4000-053 Porto

7pm
 
All the activities are free of charge, but require the acquisition of a ticket two hours before its beginning, and will follow the security rules imposed by the DGS at the time of the event. It is possible to book a seat in advance through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

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.
 

November 15, Sunday, 6 pm

Waves and Whirlpools: Concert presenting the album

Music appears at the core of Luís Lázaro Matos' practice, and the seven diptych paintings in the Galeria Municipal do Porto exhibition are inspired by the seven songs of his new album, also named Waves and Whirlpools.

The album – composed and written by Luís Lázaro Matos, sung together with Diana Policarpo and produced by Adriano Ferreira Cintra – was released on September 10 and will be played live for the first time on November 15, at the Galeria Municipal do Porto.

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

November 14, Saturday, 4 pm

Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize – 2nd edition: Talk with Margarida Mendes and the winning artist

On November 14, Saturday, the Galeria Municipal do Porto proposes a talk with Margarida Mendes (jury member of the 2nd edition of the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize) and the winning artist.

Activity subject to prior registration by e-mail: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
This activity is organized within the exhibition Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize – 2nd edition

Free entry
Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett

November 7, Saturday, 4 pm + 5 pm

Guided tours of the exhibitions

The GMP conducts a guided tour of exhibitions on the first Saturday of each month. In November, two visits will be conducted, at 4 pm and 5 pm.

Activity subject to prior registration by e-mail: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
Free entry 
Galeria Municipal do Porto
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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
+
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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16.10.19, Saturday, 4:30pm

Performance 'In Freundschaft' — KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN, by PEDRO SILVA

© Renato Cruz Santos
 

16.11.19, Saturday, 4pm

Guided tour with the curators

 
 
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26.10.19, Saturday, 4:30pm

Performance 'In Freundschaft' — KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN, by PEDRO SILVA

© Renato Cruz Santos
 

26.10.19, Saturday, 4pm

Guided tour with the curators

 
 

19.10.19, Saturday, 9:30pm

Performance 'in noT' — HARTMANNMUELLER

© Dennis Yenmez
 

07.10.19, Wednesday, 7:30pm

Performance 'DEATH IS CERTAIN' - EVA MEYER-KELLER

© Lucas Fester 
 
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05.10.19, Saturday, 6pm

Performance 'In Freundschaft' — KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN, by PEDRO SILVA

© Renato Cruz Santos
 

13.07.19, Saturday, 6 pm

Conversation DORA GARCÍA and MARIA TRABULO + Reading 'AN ASSEMBLY IN THE DESERT'

Conversation DORA GARCÍA and MARIA TRABULO
In partnership
'Times of Contemporaneity 2 – Decolonizing Culture'
curated by CLAIRE BISHOP and NUNO CRESPO
(Colectivos Pláka)

Dora García is a Spanish artist based in Barcelona, known for her research-based archives, videos, and performances. García is currently researching Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), revolutionary socialist and the only woman in the Soviet government, who also proposed a theory of revolutionary sexuality. García is preparing a film that traces Kollontai’s influence on Third World, Chicano and Black feminisms.

....

Leitura
'AN ASSEMBLY IN THE DESERT'
Three characters argue on the best governing system to be adopted in their land, following the death of their king. Inspired in an Herodotus passage (Histories, 440 BC).
DORA GARCÍA will be in conversation with MARIA TRABULO as part of the exhibition 'Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente.'  
 Public Programme 'De Outros Espaços'

26.06.19, Wednesday, 7pm

'THE CHAIR REMAINS EMPTY / BUT THE PLACE IS SET' – Performance JEREMIAH DAY

Performance by JEREMIAH DAY
followed by conversation with MARIA TRABULO

Jeremiah Day’s personal and idiosyncratic performances bring together the forms of the slide-show, the tradition of the bard, and the focus on the body as working material drawn from post-modern dance. Emerging from research into the work of Hannah Arendt and in particular her widely ignored affirmative argument for council democracy, as elaborated by the writer and activist Fred Dewey, the performance with slide shows depicts key sites of Istanbul and New England.
JEREMIAH DAY will perform 'THE CHAIR REMAINS EMPTY / BUT THE PLACE IS SET' as part of the exhibition 'Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente.'

15.06.19, Saturday, 5 pm

Conversation: ANA KUN and MARIA TRABULO

In a way, through the intervention, Ana Kun is shadowing Maria Trabulo, she’s making an imperfect copy of her gesture: Maria Trabulo went to Tehran and talked to people about an art collection she didn't get to experience first hand, and Ana Kun is now planning a response by reading descriptions of contributors' artworks. In her mind she is constructing this fictitious setting which is a pale reflection of Maria Trabulo’s setting, in the effort to make a prelude to it, to ease the viewer in this antechamber which is the staircase (a fringe-like space which breaks the suspension of disbelief and acts like a palate cleanser between two shows). Whimsical! 
ANA KUN will be in conversation with MARIA TRABULO as part of the exhibition 'Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente.'

15.06.19, Saturday, 6 pm

Screening: 'STATUES OF TEHRAN' by BAHMAN KIAROSTAMI

STATUES OF TEHRAN
Documentário, 60' 

Statues of Tehran interrogates the function of monuments in today’s Tehran, an ideology-ridden postmodern megalopolis, afflicted with forgetfulness. It tracks the fate of two important public sculptures, the first, a pioneering work commissioned by the royal family in the 1970s, of then foremost modern sculptor Bahman Mohassess; the second a tribute to the Islamic Revolution standing in Revolution Square, by Iraj Esskandari. Under the aegis of the revolution, the first was destined for neglect and eventually storage, while the second became a landmark in the city’s myriad public projects celebrating the revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.
ANA KUN will be in conversation with MARIA TRABULO as part of the exhibition 'Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente.'

18.05.19, Saturday, 4 pm

ANUÁRIO: Guided tour with the curators

Joana Machado
Joaquim Durães
José Maia
Miguel Flor
Rita Castro Neves
 
 

18.05.19, Saturday, 9.30 pm — 1 am

ANUÁRIO: Performances

Garcia da Selva & Mafalda Santos
Berrante — Xavier Paes
Sereias
DJ Urânio & MC Sissi
 

06.04.19, Saturday, 4 pm

ANUÁRIO: Guided tour with the curators

Joana Machado
Joaquim Durães
José Maia
Miguel Flor
Rita Castro Neves
 

06.04.19, Saturday, 5 pm

ANUÁRIO: "Água Forte", a film by Mónica Baptista

ÁGUA FORTE
Mónica Baptista
2018, PT, 15', M/12
 

26.02.2019, Tuesday, 12 pm

Programme Launch

 
 
 

02 February, saturday , 4pm

Guided tour with Filipa Oliveira

 
 

12 January, saturday , 4pm

Guided tour with Guilherme Blanc

 
 

18.11.18, Sunday, 6 pm

Concert F.R.I.C.S.

F.R.I.C.S. — Fanfarra Recreativa Improvisada Colher de Sopa 

 

17.11.2018, Saturday, 5 pm

Book launch + Sessions

17h Book Launch

18h Session with Fernanda Bernardo

21h Session with Isabel Soveral 
Fernanda Bernardo is a professor of contemporary philosophy at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra, focusing on Deconstruction and in the intersections of philosophy, literature, poetics, visual cultures, ethics and politics. She has translated Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Blanchot and Jean-Luc Nancy. As a writer, she has been publishing regularly in magazines and several national and international publications. A member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada, 2012), Bernardo was also the Representative of Coimbra-Cidade refúgio (2003-2006) at the Réseau International des Villes Refuge, a dependence of the Parlement International des Écrivains (Strasbourg).

Isabel Soveral studied at the Conservatório Nacional with the composers Jorge Peixinho and Joly Braga Santos. In 1988, she enrolled at SUNY, in Stony Brook, where she studied under the composers Daria Semegen and Bulent Arel. She is a professor at the Art and Communication Department of the Universidade de Aveiro. She is also a member of the INET-MD, where she is the coordinator of the group Music Composition, Theory and Technology (CTTM). Since 2014, she has been the director of the CIME (Research Centre for Electroacoustic Music — UA). She is the creator of the EAW (Electroacoustic Winds) platform. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Portuguese Music Research Centre (CIMP). Soveral has published several music scores and other works. Her music has been presented in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland, Hong Kong, Macao, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and in the USA. 

10.11.2018, Saturday, 4 pm

Tour with the curators

Tour with the curators
Paulo Vinhas, Hugo Oliveira, Manuel João Neto, Pedro Junqueira Maia, Pedro Tenreiro, Suzana Ralha
 

03.11.2018, Saturday, 4 pm

Guided Tour with Sofia Lemos

16h Guided Tour with Sofia Lemos
 

03.11.2018, Saturday, 6 pm

Talk “Da Caos à X. A importância das Rádios Livres” — António da Silva Oliveira, Paulo Vieira de Castro and José Carlos Tinoco

“Da Caos à X. 

A importância das Rádios Livres”

António da Silva Oliveira, Paulo Vieira de Castro, José Carlos Tinoco

 

27.10.2018, Saturday, 6 pm

Tour with the curators

Tour with the curators
Paulo Vinhas, Hugo Oliveira, Manuel João Neto, Pedro Junqueira Maia, Pedro Tenreiro, Suzana Ralha
 

27.10.2018, Saturday, 6:30 pm

Film screening — “Estudos Incomunicantes”, de Álvaro Salazar

Premiere  “Estudos Incomunicantes”, de Álvaro Salazar

Directed by de Bruno Nacarato

Produced by Atelier de Composição

 

26.10.18, Friday, 6 pm

Talk “Do anarquismo musical aos GNR” — Inês Meneses with Alexandre Soares, Rui Reininho and Silvestre Pestana

Talk with Her

“Do anarquismo musical aos GNR”

Inês Meneses talks with Alexandre Soares, Rui Reininho e Silvestre Pestana

 

20.10.2018, Saturday, 4 pm

Guided Tour + Sessions

16h Guided Tour by Musa paradisiaca

18h Session with Filipa Ramos

19h Session without António Poppe
Filipa Ramos is a writer and editor based in London, where she works as Editor in Chief of art-agenda. She is a Lecturer in the Experimental Film MA programme of Kingston University and in the MRes Art:Moving Image of Central Saint Martins, both in London, and works with the Master Programme of the Institut Kunst, Basel. Ramos is co-curator of Vdrome, a programme of screenings of films by visual artists and filmmakers. Her writing and research, largely focused on interspecies relationships, has been published in magazines and catalogues worldwide. Ramos edited Animals (Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press, 2016) and is currently preparing an exhibition on becoming animal-becoming other, forthcoming in 2019 at the Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden.

António Poppe is a poet and visual artist. He studied at Ar.Co, at the Royal College of Art, in London, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Poppe has been collaborating with Musa paradisiaca since 2014, when he created the sound track for the film O Êxtase e o Éden, directed by the duo. Together, in 2017 they produced the show Teatro Máximo, at the Quetzal Art Center. He is the author of Come coral (Douda Correria, 2017), medicin. (Douda Correria, 2015), Livro da Luz (Documenta, 2012) and Torre de Juan Abad (Assírio & Alvim, 2000).

19.10.2018, Friday, 5 pm

Session with Musa paradisiaca

 
 

23.09.18, Sunday, 6 pm

Concert with works by Filipe Pires, Álvaro Salazar e Rui Penha

Concert with works by:
 
Filipe Pires (1934 - 2015)
"Figurações III", for two pianos
Henrique Mateus (pf), Gonçalo Oliveira (pf)
Students of the Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso
 
Álvaro Salazar (b. 1983)
"Ein Plagiaten", for piano
Elsa Marques Silva (pf)
 
Rui Penha (b. 1981)
"pendulum", for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, video and real-time electronic
Presentation of the work by the composer.
 

22.07.18, Sunday, 5 pm

Guided tour with Carla Filipe

"The exhibition 'Yesterday Died today, Today Will Die Tomorrow' is an attempt to build something solid, to counter fluidity and initiate some memory of the present and past that might generate echoes and affirm our ability to act, make, map, contribute to the collective while never loosing our singularity, which is the greatest wealth. There are several people involved in this project for the Galeria Municipal and as many ways of seeing and looking at Porto or its nightlife." 
 

21.07.18, Saturday, 6.30 pm

Talk by Pedro Rocha

 
 

21.07.18, Saturday, 5 pm

Talk by Miguel von Hafe Pérez

"At these crossroads of memory I often wander into the territory of a very particular epoch: the late 1970s. Everything revolves around an indistinct magma in which proletarians and intellectuals were the protagonists of radical paradigm shifts in the reception and dispersal of music in culture. I glimpse the characters that frequented Brooklyn’s clubs replicating inaccessible modes of Studio 54, realizing the dream of liberation together with their more roly-poly, less sophisticated, cocaine-head female companions. They are my disco-punks. The power is not destructive and nihilistic, it is returned in weekend-perfected dance steps. Saturday Night Fever and Bee Gees’ music is the most engaging scenario of the old myth of the empowerment of the American mechanic, with his unique work ethics. Staying Alive is the other side of the mirror (sprinkled with less white dust) of one of the very first dance experiences that opens the doors to techno and its by-products: the eight-minute version of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. The unionist revolution choreographed with synchronized hip movements from Saturday night fever breaks away from the hedonist cynicism of those who had managed to squeeze through door number 254 of Manhattan’s 54th street. All of this in 1977. At the other extreme, punk detonated with unexpected violence and speed. Like a bomb releasing contradictory, hyper-fast, guaranteed-penetration bits of shrapnel. A bomb manipulated by an increasing intellectualization, which I cannot but blame on Malcom McLaren (but this is just my totally subjective and irrational intuition). All of this is… strange.
And nevertheless… this intellectualization of punk and post-punk music, which was made of pure energy and contradictory gestures, has for protagonists a long series of actors whose background was, precisely, the art world. Proletarians of image or intellectuals of form?"
 Excerpt of the text "Proletarians and Intellectuals", written by Miguel von Hafe Pérez for the book "O ontem morreu hoje, o hoje morre amanhã"

14.07.18, Saturday, 3 pm – 9 pm

Tendency (DJ Set) + Expawn (LIVE)

 
 

'Frankenstein, or the 8 bit Prometheus': Low-resolution séance 13.07.18, Friday, 10 pm

Performance by Riccardo Balli

Through a low-resolution séance mediated by Game Boy links Riccardo Balli is going to evoke the spirit of corpse reviver Giovanni Aldini (1762 – 1834), credited with having inspired ‘Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus’. Aldini is going to tell a compressed version of the original Frankenstein story, exposing its language to retro-gaming jargon and simplifying the plot as if it were an arcade game. The aforementioned 18th-century electrifier was the nephew of eminent scientist Luigi Galvani, who lived in MIDIevil Bologna just like the author of this performance.
 

07.07.18, Saturday, 5 pm

Guided tour with Carla Filipe

 
 

07.07.18, Saturday, 10 pm

Performance by Lydia Lunch

‘Dust and Shadows’ is an impassioned word based performance by Lydia Lunch, illustrated by an evocative multimedia presentation utilizing images captured and mixed live by Elise Passavant. Psycho ambient soundscapes further the dynamic musicality of Lydia Lunch’s lyrical poetry and hypnotic voice. ‘Dust and Shadows’ is a unique combination of otherworldly textures, images and sound, which deal lyrically with loss, love, rage and survival through the haunting images of the numerous ghost towns littered throughout the Spanish desert.
 

06.07.18, Friday, 10 pm

Screening of films by Steina and Woody Vasulka

Presented by Margarida Mendes
 

30.06.18, Saturday, 10.30 pm

DJ Set GAM (Pedro Abrantes and Valdemar Pereira)

 
 

09.06.2018 - Sat - 6 pm free entry

Opening of the exhibition 'Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize'

The Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize, created by the Municipality of Porto in 2015 as a tribute to the former Councillor for Culture, Paulo Cunha e Silva, is a project aimed at artists under 40 who have held no more than one solo exhibition in an 'internationally renowned institution' or art space. The jury – which in the first edition was comprised by João Laia, Vicente Todolí, Meg Stuart and Julião Sarmento – analysed the portfolios presented by 47 artists, selected by a group of 16 curators, nominated by the four jurors. This exhibition will present works by the Prize’s six finalists – Christine Sun Kim, Jonathas de Andrade, June Crespo, Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela, Naufus Ramírez Figueroa and Olga Balema. 
 

19.05.18, Saturday, 3.00 pm With Ana Anacleto (Curator) and Pedro Cabrita Reis

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE LAUNCH: GERMINAL

Free entry

© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

28.04.2018, Saturday, 16h00 With Ana Anacleto (curator) Francisco Queirós, Paulo Mendes and Sílvia Hestnes Ferreira

GUIDED TOUR

Free entry

© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

28.04.17, Saturday, 21h30 Capela de Carlos Alberto

PERFORMANCE: António Olaio & João Taborda

Free entry
 

27.04.2018, Friday, 17h00

ARTIST TALK with Vasco Araújo

© Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP
 

17.03.2018 - Sat- 5.00 pm Foyer do Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett Free entry

Launch of the Catalogue "QUATRO ELEMENTOS"

 
 

16.03.2018 - Fri - 9.30 pm free entry

Opening of the Exhibition "Germinal - O núcleo Cabrita Reis na Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP"

OPENING:

Following the EDP Foundation’s acquisition of the Cabrita Reis Collection in 2015, the Galeria Municipal do Porto, in collaboration with the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) presents the most comprehensive exhibition to date of this collection. Germinal will focus on a vast and significant set of works that have been acquired by the artist Cabrita Reis over the last three decades, with special focus on the early or founding years of leading Portuguese artists who have affirmed their careers over time. With a broad and solid representation of the so‑called ‘Nineties generation’, complemented by artists from earlier and later generations, the exhibition aims to introduce spectators to a set of remarkable works and reveal the gaze of an attentive and dedicated collector, with close ties to artists and experimental practices, reflecting cosmopolitanism, edginess and a firm commitment to the future.
 

17.02.2018 - sat - 5.00pm Free entry

THE ART OF COLLECTING - With António Cachola, Pedro Álvares Ribeiro e Paulo Pimenta

Between finitude and accumulation, memory and utility, the practice of collecting develops around the possibility of a relation between the present and the future. In discussion with three voices behind important national collections we unpack reflections fundamental to the act of collecting.
 

November 14, Saturday, 4pm

PAULO CUNHA E SILVA ART PRIZE – 2ND EDITION: Talk with Margarida Mendes and the winning artist

On November 14, Saturday, the Galeria Municipal do Porto organizes a talk with Margarida Mendes (jury member of the 2nd edition of the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize) and the winning artist.
This activity is organized within the exhibition Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize – 2nd edition

Free entry
Auditório da Biblioteca Almeida Garrett

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