‘TOO GRAPHIC TO IGNORE’

photo: Palestinian mourners carry the body of eight-month-old Palestinian baby Leila Anwar Ghandoour, who died from tear gas inhalation in Gaza City on 15 May 2018 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] As of Sunday, a succession of events has once again reanimated a question that often comes to mind, namely: what would make me go into exile? Throughout…

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SHE and ‘the nude’

Being a teacher is an everyday learning experience. We’re challenged in very different ways: either because we need to learn how to teach, either because we need to find ways to potentiate their vision. They trust us and that’s a huge responsibility. When I started at it, 6 years ago, I struggled to find my place, but students…

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Do they know of Salazar?

April, 2015: Público, a daily newspaper, published an article by author Vítor Belanciano entitled Esqueçam as grandes marcas, o verdadeiro luxo é a autenticidade (“Forget the big brand, the real luxury is authenticity”), following a conference organized by Monocle, which brought together, in Lisbon, an elite of market groupies from all over the world, ready…

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⁞ L’Hasard Photographique ⁞

Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique,…

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٠ ‘The Evidence of the Natural’ in Nádia Rodrigues Ribero’s work ٠

© Nádia Rodrigues Ribeiro, Sem título (Untitled) – 11.07.12, from Flora. Negative in chromogenic paper, chromogenic process, unique print 12x9cm. © Nádia Rodrigues Ribeiro, Sem título (Untitled) – 20.07.12, from Flora. Negative in chromogenic paper, chromogenic process, unique print 12x9cm. © Nádia Rodrigues Ribeiro, 215 Horas (215 Hours), from Flora, 2013. Diasec Print, 90x60cm. Sofia…

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٠ Sandro Ferreira, memory code: 6174 ٠

© Sandro Ferreira, Não lhe digas para onde vais amanhã (Don’t tell her where you’ll be tomorrow), from the project “6174” Set of a hundred booklets, with dimensions identical to those with speeches of some dignitaries of the Portuguese dictatorial regime: “Estado Novo”. © Sandro Ferreira, from the project 6174. The left card reads The…

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┐ Valter Ventura, Flying Solo └

© Valter Ventura, Cartas do Vazio (Charts of Emptiness), from the project Compêndio do Nada(Compendium of Nothing), 2013 © Valter Ventura, Cartas do Vazio (Charts of Emptiness), from the project Compêndio do Nada(Compendium of Nothing), 2013 installation view at Carpe Diem, Lisboa, 2013 Since 2005, Valter Ventura has been working exclusively in collaboration with fellow…

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┐ Breaking Point …………………………………………………………………………….└

© Sofia Silva, 2M Demonstration @ Lisbon, 2013 It’s definitely the last time we hit the streets peacefully. There’s no turning back from here. “almost 24 hours after these events neither the President nor the government spoke about the massive demonstrations.” If you want to read a brief description (in english) of what happened yesterday…

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┐ Occupy and Resist └

Today, 2nd March 2013, all over Portugal, demonstrations against this government and the austerity measures  will hit the streets. I’ll join, of course. Wouldn’t be able not to. That said, I will not be laughing and singing along to songs that symbolize the country’s last revolution (April 25th 1974). I avoid all these nostalgic and…

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