Road on, started out as one photograph presented at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes – Salão de artistas e sócios, Lisbon, from December 2016 until January 2017. It is a photographic series of work following road wanderings, meanderings, stops and goings, past and future. The Portuguese version of the work is titled estradando.
Books on environment 6 April 2017 · 18h00
Series of talks on environmental issues, invites Luísa Schmidt, author of Portugal: Ambientes de Mudança, for a public session at the Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos. The author will be talking with João Manuel Alveirinho Dias and Miguel Proença.
About the participants
Luísa Schmidt is a sociologist and researcher at the University of Lisbon and coordinator of the OBSERVA (Observatory on Environment, Territory and Society). She participates in numerous projects, national and international dealing with Participation, education and sustainability. She has published various books on these issues and has been a regular contributor to the Expresso newspaper, a national reference.
João Manuel Alveirinho Dias is a researcher at the CIMA (Center for Marine and Environmental Research) at the Algarve University. He holds a PhD in Marine and Coastal Geology. Worked as visiting Professor at various universities, including Bordeaux, Cadiz, Duke, Grand Valley, Napoli, São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro, and Southampton. Currently works on the issues of man-environment interactions, climate history and environmental history.
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Ruth’s Room – installation, curated & produced by Ilídio Salteiro.
Ruth, of Dutch origin, a music teacher at the conservatory, lives in Tavira, and collects contemporary works of art from artists with whom she has contacted over the past 30 years. This installation, curated and produced by Ilídio Salteiro, takes place at the Casa das Artes during its 30th year, and presents Ruth’s Room and contemporary collection including works by:
Ana Hatherly, Bartolomeu Cid do Santos, Catarina Botelho, Costa Pinheiro, Fernanda Fragateiro, Isabel Sabino, Ivo, João Hogan, João Onofre, Jorge Martins, Jorge Pinheiro, Jorge Vieira, José Faria, Julião Sarmento, Júlio Pomar, Manuel Batista, Manuel João Vieira, Margarida Palma, João Vieira, Miguel Proença, Nuno Calvet, Paula Rego, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Calapez, Pedro Proença, René Bertholo, Samuel Rama, Susana Themlitz, Vespeira and Xana. Continue reading “Installation – Ruth’s Room”
“Terra cinza revisited” continues and updates “Terra Cinza” (Ashen Land) work, first shown in 2012. The initial work was based on a clearly defined intention and time-frame. The present exhibition presented at the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, Setúbal (MAEDS) results from reviewing, rethinking and setting the initial work to a now time frame. As guidelines for this revisit and update, the ideias of non-place, in particular, and landscape, in general, served as base. The impulse and idea for the initial work
Presented at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), Alforrreca no Charco (“Jellyfish in pool”) participates in the Citizenship Congress. Rupture and Utopia for the Next Democratic Revolution lineup, with other works, by Rogério Paulo Silva and Henrique Vieira Ribeiro, among others.
13-14 March 2015, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
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|Jacarandas, © Miguel Proença 2014|
Here is a photograph of the jacarandas in bloom on D. Carlos I Avenue in Lisbon, a reply to a post by photographer Luísa Ferreira on the same subject.
Its always a challenge to photograph the things we know from everyday contact, and this is one of those cases, as I live nearby. Here is a moment where in the “everyday” is “cracked” by a jagged edged opening for … perception.
António Ferro a vertigem da palavra – word vertigo – , by Margarida Acciaiuoli, is a book about the rhetoric, politics and propaganda of the Estado Novo before and after the 2nd World War. Bizâncio Editora, Lisbon.
Photograph of the Assembly of the Republic, thank you to the Parlamentary Historical Archive. São Bento Palace, Lisbon.
Milano vista da Miguel Proença
Invitation for the exhibition Milano vista da Miguel Proença, at “Le Biciclette” gallery, Milan, 18th July 2001. This exhibition resulted from over a year collaboration with the local guide “Free Milano Magazine”. The exhibition included photographs used for magazine covers during 2000-01 as well as reportage work and Fiera di Sinegaglia . Walking, wandering and meandering through central Milano from 1997 to 2001 served as a base for the photographic work.
Existential photography · rememoration
Looking back at photos can have two sides, on one a rememoration of who was present / what was being done, and the possibility of re-rememorating in an effort to make sense, to build some sort of existential wholeness of ones life experience history, and this latter side, or path, seems so much more constructive and productive. The photograph tells you you where there, in or out of the scene – so at least some sort of complicity exists with what went on.