Curated by Pedro Leão Neto
The cultural dinamization programme here presented arises from the collaboration between the Visual Spaces of Change (VSC) project and Bienal de Fotografia do Porto Ciclo ’19. This collaboration is crystallized through the operationalization of a curatorial project associated with a set of activities that combine the universes of photography and editorial in two complementary strands: (i) The exhibition of Contemporary Photography Projects (CPP) communicated through the projection of video and photography in various public spaces of collective use located in Porto’s Metropolitan Area (AMP), and (ii) Showcase of alternative publications for the dissemination of authors and works that focus particularly on Photography whose subject is Architecture, City and Territory.
This programme will be implemented in several public spaces of collective use, seeking to generate a dynamic of interaction with exhibitions and cultural organizations, professional associations, universities and other alternative spaces of artistic production. During the official period of Bienal de Fotografia do Porto Ciclo ’19, we highlight the exhibitions in São Bento and Aliados Metro Stations, as well as the exhibitions in Ordem dos Arquitectos and Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett. The material that will be presented to the public throught the contemporary photography projects exhibited in these spaces constitute ‘visual narratives’ that intentionally interfere with the territory, provoking real and virtual encounters between constrasting landscapes of AMP, offering new angles and perspectives about this territory that arouse a new look on the cultural, environmental and architectonical patrimony.
The proposed activities within the framework of this partnership are oriented to an understanding of the interrelation processes between Architecture, Art and Image, identifying the articulation points of the ethical and aesthetic dimensions of these universes. The photographic projects that we intend to install in several public spaces of collective use in the context of temporary exhibitions constitute authorial objects through which we intend to amplify the universe of debate around the intersection of issues transversal to the themes of VSC and Bienal de Fotografia do Porto Ciclo ’19. Thus, this project seeks to explore how the photographic medium can align artistic practice and academic investigation, while at the same time positioning itself critically in face of these universes. The proposed strategy to promote this approximation seeks to explore the potential of the photographic image as a critical and inquisitive instrument used to fortify and expand communication and interaction capabilities between agents involved in artistic, cultural and artistic processes.
ALIADOS METRO STATION
SÃO BENTO METRO STATION
Every day 6 a.m. - 1 a.m.
More information: Visual Spaces of Change
Leonardo Motta Campos (AoLeo)
FAUP - Sofia F. Augusto
Jiôn Kiim & Artur Leão