Friday, August 04, 2017

Gallery of the Station


Gallery of the Station


Gallery of the station is actually a huge complex, recently reconstructed, consisting of 3 gallery spaces with a separate entrance each, on the ground floor and a series of white rooms on the first floor.


The building is prepared to show art, it has hanging systems in the galleries, light, high ceilings, stands. The 8 rooms of the first floor are smaller and perfect for installations, sound installations or private projects. This establishment offers all for experimentation.





Thursday, August 03, 2017

Museum of the Image


Museum of the Image


This museum is specialized on photography and all connected with image. It is well known for its dense agenda, central location and quality of the exposition conditions. The museum offers 3 ample showrooms with rustic decoration and professional light and hanging system. Video projection room can be provided.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Largo do Paço


Largo do Paço

The Largo do Paço, located in the historic center of Braga, is made up of a group of buildings that were the former residence of the Archbishops known as Paço Episcopal Bracarense.

Largo do Paço is made up of four buildings, which currently houses the Noble Hall of the University of Minho, the Braga Public Library and the Municipal Archive.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Casa dos Crivos


Casa dos Crivos


This heritage building from the 16th century is amazingly preserved and has a function as a art gallery in the heart of Braga.


Tiny from outside, inside it has 3 floors of ample exhibition spaces: white walls and wooden glossy floors, featuring all necessary condition to show any kinds ofartworks, from paintings to installations. 


The light is well designed, there is a projection room. 




Friday, July 28, 2017

Edifício do Castelo


Edifício do Castelo


Right in the center of Braga is a building that, if it is not abandoned, few people will know who is there and the services that work there. I refer to the building of the old Commercial School of Braga, which occupies a large part of the street of the Castle.

Infraestruturas de Portugal owns about a third of this early twentieth-century building by the architect José Marques da Silva. For some months now, the municipality and the University of Minho, which owns the other two-thirds of this building, have been negotiating a solution that allows the transfer of the property to the chamber. The intention is to make feasible a rehabilitation project of that space, although the modality of this agreement nor the future use of the equipment is not yet defined.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Creative bookstore Centésima Página


Creative bookstore Centésima Página


This place is made to take a break and relax with good books and delicious cakes. The bookstore occupies all building, featuring café downstairs and several creative galleries upstairs. Every corner of this shop is art; there are conditions to show paintings, graphics, artist books, sculptures.


There is also a protected garden attached to the building, where summer concerts and presentations take place.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Palácio do Raio

This unique example of baroque architecture is advised by all travel guides. There is apace available to show sculptures, installations or video projections, etc. There are several rooms available for artworks and a terrace.


Palácio do Raio


Manuel Pereira da Silva
Adamastor, 1995
Plaster in Aluminum Structure 
35cmx63cmx27cm 


Manuel Pereira da Silva
Man and Woman, 1978
Plaster in Aluminum Structure 
40cmx110cmx30cm


Manuel Pereira da Silva
Untitled, 1962
Plaster in Aluminum Structure 
34cmx130cmx28cm 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ART-MAP


Roman Baths of Upper Cividade

After having passed through Aveiro and Ponte de Lima, the 'Art-Map' is now in Braga. For this third edition, this national art project launched a challenge to the participating artists so that, from a more contemporary view, they portray the Baroque, a strongly creased style in the city of Braga.

Madina Ziganshina, curator of this Arts Festival, said at the inauguration of the show at the Lúcio Craveiro da Silva Library, that this script was originally intended to integrate 50 exhibitors but, given the large volume of artists competing and the increase of spaces Available to accommodate these works, it was possible to raise the number to 80, corresponding to 270 different works.

The curator was particularly "happy" to bring this script to the city of Braga, "one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal".

Monday, July 24, 2017

Walk through ART-MAP


The inaugural circuit of the event took place this Saturday, July 22, at 3:00 p.m., starting at the Biblioteca Lúcio Craveiro da Silva. The circuit toured the following places: 3:30 pm in the Roman Baths of Alto da Cividade; 16h00 in the Palace of Raio; 4:30 p.m. in the Livraria 100 Page; 17:00 in the Gallery Mestre Alberto Vieira; 17:30 in the House of the Riddles; 18h00 in the Castle Building; 18h30 in the Museum of the Image and 19h00 in the Gallery of the Old Station CP.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

ART-MAP inauguration ceremony at the Lúcio Craveiro Library

Braga ART-MAP inauguration ceremony at the Lúcio Craveiro Library


Art-Map "Thinking Baroque" is an artistic project that aims to map Portugal with art. The project organizes annual exhibitions of large-scale contemporary art in different cities, inviting Portuguese and foreign artists, known and emerging, to fascinate with the authenticity of the localities, to live the history and to exhibit in the best galleries.

This year, from July 22 to September 9, Art-Map presents itself in Braga with 270 works in nine historical buildings of the city: paintings, sculptures, installations, photography and video art, sound art and artists' books. The event also includes several artistic residencies, conferences with artists, workshops, a performance by the Spanish theatrical duo Balázs Várnai and Mercé de Rande and a concert of the legendary Wheat Man.

The 80 participating artists were selected from 311 proposals received to exhibit in Braga and are representatives of 21 countries, including, in addition to the EU, Israel, India, Dubai, USA, Cuba, Canada, Brazil and Costa Rica. Among them are Portuguese artists such as Alberto Vieira, Carlos Araújo, Carlos Teixeira, Costa Araújo, Patrícia Ferreira and Manuel Pereira da Silva.

"Thinking Baroque" was the challenge proposed to the artists to revitalize in their creations the motives of the baroque, studying the style and its concepts and how it can be manifested in contemporaneity.
This Festival-Route of the Arts invites visitors to be guided by the map and, one day, to visit the nine spaces in the city center, taking advantage of the contemporary art exhibition curated by Madina Ziganshina.