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 

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

Manuel Pereira da Silva
Untitled, 1962
Plaster in Aluminum Structure 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ART-MAP in Braga

Sculptures by Manuel Pereira da Silva exhibited in the entrance hall at the Palácio do Raio in Braga.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Invitation for the inauguration of ART-MAP in Braga

We have a pleasure to invite all the admirers of the artwork of Manuel Pereira da Silva for the Inauguration Party, which will take place on July 22, at 15h, starting at the exposition hall of the Library Lúcio Craveiro, the ceremony will visit all the exhibition venues.

Monday, July 03, 2017

'International Art Exhibition', thinking the Baroque "Braga summer of 2017"

Four sculptures of Manuel Pereira da Silva were selected to participate in the 'International Art Exhibition', thinking the Baroque "Braga summer of 2017", which will run from July 21 to September 9, organized by ART-MAP and Braga Municipal Council.
The event will include such landmark places as the famous Palácio do Raio (Gallery of Misericórdia), Museum of the Image, Gallery of the Station, INATEL Building, Centésima Pàgina (creative bookstore), Library Lúcio Craveiro and a private gallery of Mestre Alberto Vieira. These authentic historic buildings, testimonies of original Portuguese baroque now welcome contemporary art.

This year the project received 311 proposals with about 820 artworks, about 65 artists were selected to for the exhibition or for interventions/conferences

Partner institutions:
INATEL of Braga
FLUP (Faculty of Letters of University of Porto)
23 Miles – a cultural transformation project of the municipality of Ílhavo
Braga Jazz School

Gallery of Mestre Alberto Vieira