18.09 – 21.11.2021

Os novos babilónios: Porto

The concept of ‘New Babylonians’ was first developed by Guy Debord, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Har Oudejans and Pinot‑Gallizio within the situationist project, New Babylon. This idea is related to some of the fundamental notions that underpinned this movement – such as psychogeography, wandering and unitary urbanism. Inspired by this concept, the artist and curator, Pedro G. Romero, proposes an exercise to the Galeria Municipal do Porto that aims to question our perception of the lives of nomadic groups, Romani peoples and exiled liberationists.
The exhibition offers an analysis of the sensitive field of these different approaches to life with a special focus on their displacement in the Americas, Africa and other archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean. The city of Porto acts as the starting geography for an enquiry into the routes, flows and wanderings of these ‘new Babylonians’, from the Portuguese context and its border zones.
A project by:
Pedro G. Romero

Photogram by Acácio de Almeida for the film Continuar a Viver ou Os Índios da Meia Praia by António da Cunha Telles, 1977.
Courtesy of António da Cunha Telles
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