17º Ciclo de Exposições – Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa

Opening on the 10th of May from 3pm to 9pm and until August 2nd with:

CDAP EXHIBITIONS | ANDRÉ BANHA| CARLA CHAIM|DALILA GONÇALVES |EDGAR PIRES |TITO MOURAZ 

SUSANA ANÁGUA (in collaboration with Ana João Romana)

EN_Susana Anágua works with light and water as metaphors in these two art installations for Pombal Palace. The location of the building is done soberly in Rua do Século and extends to an inner garden area reserved for its visitors. In an atempt to unite these two realities, the street related to the city and public life and the garden associated with the private space, these two installations go through the various rooms of the Palace joining the North front with the rear facing south. The sunlight that dominates the space and the controversial process of diversion of public waters of the aqueduct of Lisbon made by the Marquês of Pombal, during the extension works of the palace, serve as a motto for the materialization of these two instalations. 

_ Ana João Romana, in collaboration with Susana Anágua, makes a picture/installation of time and space from the book “The Diversion of the Waters”. Noting all the hours of daylight, from daybreak until dark, associating them with exposure and identifying distances, directions and geographical locations of the diversion of water held by the Marquis of Pombal between the Mãe d’Água and Pombal Palace, now inhabited by Carpe Diem. Being the Marquis of Pombal the first statesman to use cartography as a tool, Ana João Romana publishes a map that cartographers light and water as related references in the work of Susana Anágua. 

BIO_ Ana João Romana was born in Lisbon in 1973 . Graduated in Painting ( Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon ) , Postgraduate in Museology and Heritage ( Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University ) , Master in Painting ( Royal College of Art ) and doctoral student in the Artist Book ( University of Algarve ) area . Exhibited regularly since 1996 in Portugal ( Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation , the Belém Cultural Centre , National Cordage, National Society of Fine Arts , Emmerico Nunes Cultural Center , Art Center Manuel de Brito … ) , UK, Japan , Brazil , United States America , China , Finland and Ireland . Was a scholarship Erasmus , the Service of Fine Arts from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation , the Royal College of Art in Artworks Wales and Pollock – Krasner Foundation . He is currently a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology . Artist-in – residence at the North Wales School of Art & Design (2003 ) . Bartolomeu dos Santos assistant between 1998 and 2000 . Professor of basic education between 1994 and 2000 , the University of Évora between 2003 and 2005 , the Institute of Education and Science between 2007 and 2011 . Collaborator of Educational Service CAM (Centre Modern) art since 2000 and professor in ESAD.CR ( & Design of Caldas da Rainha ) since 2006 School of Arts .

 

Cidadela Art District

The Citadel Art District aims to bring contemporary art to the general public by appropriating unconventional spaces and associated mass communication media while promoting artistic development through its mediating role of artists and galleries . On the one hand , brings art into a context of everyday life and on the other , using ” non-places ” or transitional spaces , put on descontextualization.

In the 1st Floor Art District has located studios of artists: Bruno Pereira , Duarte Amaral Netto , Arraiano Paulo , Paulo Brighenti , Pedro Matos and Susana Anágua .

Here , you can know and follow their work process and visit the open studios to the public for 12 months. In Level 0 , we can locate galleries and creative platforms . Among which , the Raw Art Brut Gallery – first gallery of raw art and a Gallery Five – A Portuguese Contemporary art gallery with some established artists such as Luis Alegre , Paulo Mendes , Pedro Cabral Santo , among others . Viarco also opens its first store and Magnetic Magazine establishes its headquarters here and publisher copyright , White Gallery also opens the doors to the public.

 

Susana Anágua /Open Studio

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Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itinerários do Saber

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With the artists: Albano da Silva Pereira, Albuquerque Mendes, Ana Vieira, André Cepeda, Arthur Omar, Aston, Cristina Ataíde, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Didier Morin, Dominique Wade, Edgar Martins, Gérard Quenum, Gonçalo Pena, Guilherme Mampuya, Joan Fontcuberta, João Fonte Santa, João Pedro Vale, Joel-Peter Witkin, José de Guimarães, José Luís Neto, José Resende, José Rufino, Lygia Pape, Miguel Palma, Nuno Cera, ORLAN, Paul Den Hollander, Sam Durant, Sofia Leitão, Susana Anágua, Tunga e Yonamine.

VIAGENS INVISÍVEIS | Artists in Residence | São Tomé

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VIAGENS INVISÍVEIS | Artists in Residence | São Tomé

ANA FONSECA | CARLA CABANAS | MÓNICA DE MIRANDA | SUSANA ANÁGUA

Organization

Xerem Cultural Association | www.xerem.org | www.viagensinvisiveis.xerem.org

Foundation CACAU | www.cacaucultural.com

Exhibition integrated in the 7th International Biennale of São Tome and Principe | Official inauguration on 30 November.

VIAGENS INVISÍVEIS is an artistic residence, designed by the artists Ana Fonseca, Carla Cabanas, Mónica de Miranda and Susana Anagua, which will take place from 11 October to 8 November 2013 in São Tomé and Principe. Program activities include a period of artisticcreation in residence, an Open Day, children’s workshops guided by the artists and an exhibition integrated in the 7th International Biennale of São Tomé and Principe.

With this residence, the artists propose to explore the idea of ​​travel as a metaphor for understanding and knowledge, placing the experience of the place in comparison with the experience of looking.

The project name is borrowed from the title  of Italo Calvino “Invisible Cities” book, in which the author uses a fictional Marco Polo journey to describe 55 wonderful cities, whose stories are more valuable than any wealth that comes from them. The invisible journeys (VIAGENS INVISÍVEIS) taken by these four artists draw paths that questioned the ideas of journey, traveler, abroad. The route that leads from Lisbon to São Tomé produces dynamic displacements, not only physical, in the territory, but also shifts in terms of ideas, enabling them to produce other viewpoints and other narratives. The project thus aims to enable new directions within the field of the creative process, from collaborative practices to participatory and involvement through the diversity of creative actions and specific in situ.

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 S/Titulo – From Invisible Texts (6), 2013. Printed paper and gold rich ink,  96 x 68 cm.

Exhibition integrated in the 7th International Biennale of São Tome and Principe | Official inauguration on 30 November.

I presented a project based on the relationship between two of the cities described in Calvino’s book; Octavia and Ercilia are joined together has metaphors to take shape  on a video installation, which highlight important issues: webs of human relationship versus physicality of the new space, São Tomé, its architecture and/or industry / machine.

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(Ir)Reversible Systems, Ersília, 2013.

Video-Installation

400 m cotton wires and nails.

Video colour HDV, no sound, loop.

Variable Dimensions.

Exhibition integrated in the 7th International Biennale of São Tome and Principe | Official inauguration on 30 November.

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Rosema, 2013.

Video colour HDV, no sound, loop.

(Work in progress)

Graphos:Brazil TODAY

Graphos:Brazil

Gallery Main Entrance

After one year of refurbishing the new Gallery GRAPHOS:BRASIl opens with a 300 sqm of  white walls and industrial floor space. 
Located at the old best known as the antiquaries shopping of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, the Gallery starts its new project with a show of 22 Brazilian and foreign contemporary artists. In the near future its old space will be transformed to be offered to artists to work in studio residencies.
Susana Anágua 2008/9

Susana Anágua 2008/9

Among the Artists my work is composed by two sculptures and a still image of an abandonee industrial place in Lisbon. Polar is a panel of 600 compasses, one of tree pieces that uses thousands of them that never indicates north.

Foto de Jaime Acioli

Foto de Jaime Acioli

The other sculpture is  a metal 120x120x20cm iron box with a mechanism that makes metal powder became a drawing of 6 circles. Sometimes the image and the movement are hypnotic; in other times the spectator can destroy or undo the circles by a single gesture.