These troubled times need a type of sustenance that sometimes only art can provide: culture as a way of understanding society and the world; as such, galleries are a fundamental setting to reach audiences and to showcase the work of artists.
Mayor Rui Moreira visited the collective exhibition, alongside Guilherme Blanc, who also participated in the project while responsible for the department of Contemporary Art and Cinema (he is now the artistic director of Batalha Centro de Cinema), and were joined by the commissioner of the project, Miguel von Hafe Pérez, touring the galleries included in the collective exhibition themed “Situação 21”.
This project marks the relevance of the work by these galleries under harsh times, amid the ongoing pandemic and the restrictive measures in place that make the work by national artists and their internationalisation all the more significant as ways of boosting innovation, production and creativity that entails a vision of the future, something to long for.
The collective exhibition “Histórias com amanhã – uma cartografia solidária da relevância das galerias do Porto”, curated by Miguel von Hafe Pérez is now open and can be visited until 5th June. This is the result of a collaborative work between six galleries in the city of Porto, the promotors of this initiative, jointly produced by Porto City Hall.
There are now six new exhibitions to explore, between the streets of Miguel Bombarda, Restauração, Calçada de Monchique (Miragaia) and Alegria. Check them out and be truly inspired:
Histórias com amanhã - uma cartografia solidária da relevância das galerias do Porto
From 15th April to 5th June 2021
Galeria Fernando Santos (Rua de Miguel Bombarda, 526)
Curated by Andreia Garcia
Ana Vidigal, António Olaio, Avelino Sá, Bosco Sodi, Cristina Massena, Cristina Mateus, Daniel Barroca, Filipe Cortez, Hernâni Reis Baptista, João Louro, Jorge Perianes, Luísa Salvador, Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela, Gerardo Burmester, Inês Teles, Teresa Esgaio, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Huet, Rita Senra
Galeria Nuno Centeno (Rua da Alegria, 598)
Curated by Pedro de Llano
Merlin Carpenter, Mauro Cerqueira, Adriano Costa, Ángela de la Cruz, Stephan Dillemuth, Dalila Gonçalves, Alisa Heil, David Lamelas, Gabriel Lima, Fernando José Pereira, Silvestre Pestana, Carolina Pimenta, Josephine Pryde, Blake Rayne, Gretta Sarfaty, André Sousa
Galeria Pedro Oliveira (Calçada de Monchique, 3)
"We Want Electricity”
Curated by Susana Lourenço Marques
Carlos Lobo, João Paulo Feliciano, Lee Ranaldo, Luís Palma, Patrícia Almeida, Pedro Magalhães
Galeria Presença (Rua de Miguel Bombarda, 570)
Pontas duplas / Split ends /
Curated by Aida Castro
Helena Almeida / Álvaro Lapa, Mafalda Santos / Gustavo Sumpta, Miguel Palma / Elisa Pône, Diana Geiroto Gonçalves / Carlos Mensil e Colectivo SEM-FIM [Beatriz Sarmento e Yasmine Moradalizadeh] / Noé Sendas
Galeria Quadrado Azul (Rua de Miguel Bombarda, 553)
“Ária do encanto – uma flor que talvez não distinga o céu e a terra”
Curated by Luís Pinto Nunes, Luís Albuquerque Pinho
Alberto Carneiro, Álvaro Lapa, Ângelo de Sousa, Diana Carvalho, Fernando Lanhas, Francisco Oliveira, Francisco Tropa, Isabel Carvalho, João Marçal, João Pais Filipe, Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela, Mariana Barrote, Musa Paradisíaca, Pedro Tropa, Sam Baron, Sara Graça, Zulmiro de Carvalho
KUBIKGALLER (Rua da Restauração, 10)
Curated by Samuel Silva
Catarina Real, Luis Ramos, Pedro Tudela, Salomé Lamas, Samuel Silva, Sérgio Fernandes, Valter Ventura