PORTUGAL AGORA – Exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg
PORTUGAL AGORA – À propos des lieux d’origine
16 December 2007 to 7 April 2008
João Tabarra, Moon Watcher’s defeat, 2007.
Video projection, Stereo sound.
Galeria Graçao Brandão-Porto-Lisboa
The exhibition PORTUGAL AGORA — À propos des lieux d’origine provides an outside view of the contemporary scene of a country. The Portuguese community represents a significant proportion of the population of Luxembourg and greatly contributes to the dynamism of the Grand Duchy. However, it remains culturally under-represented and its contemporary production is too often ignored. Consequently, the creation of PORTUGAL AGORA seemed to be an obvious step as the quality, dynamism and diversity of current artistic production deserves more exposure. The guiding principle of this project, that brings together 38 artists, is about meeting, exchanging and the idea of opening. The exhibition offers a voyage through the work of artists from different generations and hailing from a variety of horizons. It proposes a succession of views that are critical, inspired, difficult or out of step but which are always pertinent and conscious of the issues that drive the contemporary world.
Artists: Helena Almeida, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Miguel Branco, Fernando Brízio, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Isabel Carvalho, Filipa César, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Pedro Costa, José Pedro Croft, Luísa Cunha, Alexandre Estrela, João Paulo Feliciano, Marco Godinho, Margarida Gouveia, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Ricardo Jacinto, Rui Moreira, Paulo Nozolino, João Onofre, Bruno Pacheco, Miguel Palma, João Penalva, João Queiroz, Jorge Queiroz, Paula Rego, Rigo 23, Miguel Ângelo Rocha, Mafalda Santos, Sancho Silva, Ângelo de Sousa, Pedro Sousa Vieira, João Tabarra, Rui Toscano, Franciso Tropa, João Pedro Vale, Joana Vasconcelos.
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