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.

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