Braga Catholic opens Serralves' "Hands on the City" today

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 18:13
Diario do Minho

6.30pm, Father Júlio Fragata Library

Católica de Braga inaugura hoje “mãos sobre a cidade”, de Serralves

Today, the Júlio Fragata Library at the Portuguese Catholic University in Braga is hosting the opening of the exhibition "Mãos sobre a cidade. Artistic investigations in the urban environment", by E. M. de Melo e Castro, from the Serralves Foundation collection. The session is scheduled for 18:30. According to the organization, the exhibition "Hands on the city" presents a set of works by Portuguese and international artists represented in the Serralves Collection that focus on contemporary urban reality, investigating the physical, economic, social and cultural processes that shape life in the city.

"Developed specifically for the four campuses of the Portuguese Catholic University, the exhibition includes the presentation of a group of works by the artist, poet and essayist E. M. de Melo e Castro in the Father Júlio Fragata Library, SJ, at the Braga Regional Center," reads the press release sent to Diário do Minho. Also according to the promoters of the initiative, "Mãos sobre a cidade" also includes an exhibition nucleus that brings together works by various artists at the Lisbon campus, and will also feature the presentation of works by artists Gordon Matta-Clark and Pedro Barateiro, which will open on February 28 and 29 at the Viseu and Porto Regional Centers.

It should also be noted that this exhibition, curated by Joana Valsassina, is the third initiative organized as part of the Portuguese Catholic University's membership of the Serralves Foundation's founding body and is part of the Serralves Itinerant Exhibitions Programme, which aims to make the Foundation's collection accessible to diverse audiences in all regions of the country. The session will be attended by the rector of UCP, Isabel Capeloa Gil; the Pro-rector João Duque; the director of FFCS, José Lopes; the president of the Serralves Foundation, Ana Pinho, among others.

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