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  • Schools - Friday, May 31st, from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm

    Amulets for magical beings inhabiting gardens - Amulet-making workshop with Oficina Sibila

    What can we uncover in these gardens full of life, visible or invisible? 
     
    How can we inhabit them, without them ceasing to dazzle us, without damaging or transforming them? In groups, we'll build amulets for magical beings. 
     
    Do you ever feel them lurking around? During the day they hide while we're out walking, but at night, in the silence, they come to check that we've protected their place while they were resting.  
     
    With the art of protecting, you twist a string three times, hug the tree and hang it up, saying the magic words: "this is your place too, and we're going to care for it". With leaves, twigs, branches, stones, sticks, earth, clay, water and natural pigments, we put together a secret binder. What will it be?  
     
    And tomorrow, will the magical beings that inhabit the gardens return? 
     
    Will you come along?
    More information about the Festa da Criança, here.

    Local
    Jardins do Palácio de Cristal/Jardim das Cidades Geminadas (Next to Avenida das Tílias)

    Admission is free.

    Oficina Sibila is an art education project rooted in contemporary art, with a studio in Maia, near Porto.  
    A place where generations meet, Sibila's aim is to extend the research field of Joana Mendonça - teacher, educator and artist - to the community where she lives, through partnerships with other educators, artists or craftspeople, and where a collective path is built. 
    Oficina Sibila believes that contemporary art provides answers to today's greatest conflicts and dilemmas and its actions demystify the artistic aura that distances art from those who really want it.
  • Festa da Criança 2024 - Families/Sat., Jun 1st. 10h-13h, 14h-16h

    Amulets for magical beings inhabiting gardens - Amulet-making workshop with Oficina Sibila

    What can we uncover in these gardens full of life, visible or invisible? 
     
    How can we inhabit them, without them ceasing to dazzle us, without damaging or transforming them? In groups, we'll build amulets for magical beings. 
     
    Do you ever feel them lurking around? During the day they hide while we're out walking, but at night, in the silence, they come to check that we've protected their place while they were resting.  
     
    With the art of protecting, you twist a string three times, hug the tree and hang it up, saying the magic words: "this is your place too, and we're going to care for it". With leaves, twigs, branches, stones, sticks, earth, clay, water and natural pigments, we put together a secret binder. What will it be?  
     
    And tomorrow, will the magical beings that inhabit the gardens return? 
     
    Will you come along?
    More information about the Festa da Criança, here.

    Local
    Jardins do Palácio de Cristal/Jardim das Cidades Geminadas (Next to Avenida das Tílias)

    Admission is free.

    Oficina Sibila is an art education project rooted in contemporary art, with a studio in Maia, near Porto.  
    A place where generations meet, Sibila's aim is to extend the research field of Joana Mendonça - teacher, educator and artist - to the community where she lives, through partnerships with other educators, artists or craftspeople, and where a collective path is built. 
    Oficina Sibila believes that contemporary art provides answers to today's greatest conflicts and dilemmas and its actions demystify the artistic aura that distances art from those who really want it.
  • Thursdau, June 6, from 6.30 to 8.30pm - Antas/Bonfim

    Exodus walk with Alejandra Jaña

    A musician, a fashion designer and an artist are the people Alejandra Jaña wants to talk about and show when she thinks about Porto, where she has lived for 20 years. What do Luís Buchinho, João Vieira and Júlio Dolbeth have in common, or in particular, to make their daily lives and creations a reference point for this graphic designer?
     
    In these visits, we will look for the cultural and generational link that connects these three designers and, in the intimate space of their ateliers, we will have access to the inspirations that we later recognise in their creative discourses.
    All routes are carried out on foot. 
    Meeting point to be defined.
     
    Limited capacity.
    Registrations via email: galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt

    Alejandra Jaña came from Chile and stayed in Porto. Over the last few years, she has been involved in creating spaces for sharing knowledge about design and its intersections. She taught Applied Studies in Typography in 2008 at ARCA in Coimbra and, between 2009 and 2012, she taught the Graphic Design and Editorial Projects module by invitation at FBAUP, as part of the MA in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects. In 2012, she co-founded the collective We Came from Space, a platform for research and knowledge exchange in the field of graphic design and production. In 2012, as part of Guimarães 2012 - CEC, she co-created Editoria, which brought together designers and artisans to re-interpret the handicrafts of the Vale do Ave. In 2023, together with Ana Carvalho, José Roseira and Paulo Mendes, they opened Editoria in Porto, a curatorial space for publishing ideas, speeches, debates and works in a variety of forms and media.
  • pings! / Saturday, June 29, from 3 to 6pm | Memória de Elefante

    0.4 Corpographies Reimagined: dialogue with/against the archive of the 1st Portuguese Colonial Exhibition - Fanzine workshop with Marcela Pedersen and Rafael Campos

    Corpographies can be cartographies with/of the body in/of spaces. It's a concept created to establish connections between the scales of the body and the city, which can manifest themselves in various formats. 
     
    The Gardens of Palácio de Cristal reveal a memory space that bears the marks and reminiscences of Portuguese colonial history. In this workshop, we propose to analyse this relationship - that of space-memory - by tensing our bodies with the archive of the First Portuguese Colonial Exhibition, with the aim of examining the presences and absences that permeate both the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal and the city's public space, constantly updating colonial thinking. 
     
    We invite participants to compose Reimagined Corpographies through the production of a fanzine, encouraging reflection on the past and questioning reparative gestures that imagine possibilities for fairer, more plural and horizontal futures. 
    Venue
    Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

    Marcela Pedersen (she/her), born in Rio Claro, in the interior of São Paulo (Brazil), currently lives in Porto. An educator and researcher in Art Education, she is a member of the Institute for Research in Art, Design and Society (i2ADS). She is currently studying for a PhD in Art Education at FBAUP. Her research interests and practices question the possibilities of mediation and education practices allied to anti-racist, anti-discriminatory, anti-colonial and critical struggles against whiteness. 
     
    Rafael Campos (he/him) has a master's degree in architecture and is a Brazilian performer and researcher who, in his professional life, moves between artistic and academic circles. He currently lives in Porto, where he is doing a PhD in art education at FBAUP and a PhD in architecture at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). He has an FCT scholarship in Portugal, is a collaborating researcher at the Institute for Research in Art and Design (i2ADS) and is a member of the Quiasma Group for interdisciplinary research into Architecture, the Body and the City.
  • Schools|Teachers / date to be announced

    Corpographies Reimagined: dialogue with/against the archive of the 1st Portuguese Colonial Exhibition - Fanzine workshop with Marcela Pedersen and Rafael Campos

    Corpographies can be cartographies with/of the body in/of spaces. It's a concept created to establish connections between the scales of the body and the city, which can manifest themselves in various formats. 
     
    The Gardens of Palácio de Cristal reveal a memory space that bears the marks and reminiscences of Portuguese colonial history. In this workshop, we propose to analyse this relationship - that of space-memory - by tensing our bodies with the archive of the First Portuguese Colonial Exhibition, with the aim of examining the presences and absences that permeate both the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal and the city's public space, constantly updating colonial thinking. 
     
    We invite participants to compose Reimagined Corpographies through the production of a fanzine, encouraging reflection on the past and questioning reparative gestures that imagine possibilities for fairer, more plural and horizontal futures.
    Activity aimed at teachers.

    Venue
    Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

    Marcela Pedersen (she/her), born in Rio Claro, in the interior of São Paulo (Brazil), currently lives in Porto. An educator and researcher in Art Education, she is a member of the Institute for Research in Art, Design and Society (i2ADS). She is currently studying for a PhD in Art Education at FBAUP. Her research interests and practices question the possibilities of mediation and education practices allied to anti-racist, anti-discriminatory, anti-colonial and critical struggles against whiteness. 
     
    Rafael Campos (he/him) has a master's degree in architecture and is a Brazilian performer and researcher who, in his professional life, moves between artistic and academic circles. He currently lives in Porto, where he is doing a PhD in art education at FBAUP and a PhD in architecture at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). He has an FCT scholarship in Portugal, is a collaborating researcher at the Institute for Research in Art and Design (i2ADS) and is a member of the Quiasma Group for interdisciplinary research into Architecture, the Body and the City.
  • Wed-Sat, 3 e 5 Jul, 18h-20h & 6 Jul, 10h-17h

    One idea leads to another - Workshop on ideas, actions and movement with Gustavo Ciríaco

    "The act of associating in artistic practices. What leads one thing to another? What do we take away from a day, others might say from a lifetime? How do we combine that smile we see in the street with the dough in my hands, within reach of my imagination, immersed in the materials of the world, the workshop, the table, the notebook? The poetry of a speech, the speech of a voice, the voice of an era, the era of astonishment, the astonishment of a look, the look of a thought, the thought of matter, the matter of the invisible, the invisible of what escapes, finds you, makes you endure in time. 
     
    Inspired by artists and thinkers who have found in the essay the form of their powers, the field of their ploughing, I intend to share some thoughts, some practices related to the landscape, its fruition and its imagination, and to the poetic production that has guided me in my works of crossing, immersion and melancholic revelry."
     
    This workshop was redesigned with the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal in mind, its memories and its urban surroundings of wasteland and river water. 
    In addition to the three work sessions, a route to the gardens will be proposed based on the relationships, references and archives that have been summoned in this collective.
    Venue
    Gardens of Palácio de Cristal
     
    Participation in the workshop implies attendance at all the project's activities and requires prior registration.
     
    Participants will be selected in order of enrolment, by emailing galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.

    Gustavo Ciríaco was born in Rio de Janeiro and is currently living in Lisbon. He is a choreographer and transdisciplinary artist who moves between dance and the visual arts, through exhibition projects and interventions where experience is the driving force behind sharing with the public. With a site-specific character, his works foster dialogue between context and architecture, geography and dwelling, reality and fiction, in a continuous research into the extensive fields of the art of making dances. His works have been seen at festivals such as Crossing the Line/N.York; Casa Encendida/Madrid; Serralves Museum/Porto; Mercat de Flors/Barcelona; Al-Mammal Foundation/Jerusalem; TWS/Tokyo; DAC/Taipei; Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin; Panorama/Rio; FADJR/Tehran; Nave/Santiago, San Art/Saigon.
    This workshop marks the beginning of Gustavo Ciríaco's 30-year career, to be celebrated between 2025-2026.

    Image: Sara Pinheiro
  • Sat, Jul 6, 15h-17h

    One Idea Leads to Another - Presentation of Results and Walk through the Gardens with Gustavo Ciríaco

    "The act of associating in artistic practices. What leads one thing to another? What do we take away from a day, others might say from a lifetime? How do we combine that smile we see in the street with the dough in my hands, within reach of my imagination, immersed in the materials of the world, the workshop, the table, the notebook? The poetry of a speech, the speech of a voice, the voice of an era, the era of astonishment, the astonishment of a look, the look of a thought, the thought of matter, the matter of the invisible, the invisible of what escapes, finds you, makes you endure in time. 
     
    Inspired by artists and thinkers who have found in the essay the form of their powers, the field of their ploughing, I intend to share some thoughts, some practices related to the landscape, its fruition and its imagination, and to the poetic production that has guided me in my works of crossing, immersion and melancholic revelry."
     
    This workshop was redesigned with the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal in mind, its memories and its urban surroundings of wasteland and river water. 
    In addition to the three work sessions, a route to the gardens will be proposed based on the relationships, references and archives that have been summoned in this collective.
    Gustavo Ciríaco was born in Rio de Janeiro and is currently living in Lisbon. He is a choreographer and transdisciplinary artist who moves between dance and the visual arts, through exhibition projects and interventions where experience is the driving force behind sharing with the public. With a site-specific character, his works foster dialogue between context and architecture, geography and dwelling, reality and fiction, in a continuous research into the extensive fields of the art of making dances. His works have been seen at festivals such as Crossing the Line/N.York; Casa Encendida/Madrid; Serralves Museum/Porto; Mercat de Flors/Barcelona; Al-Mammal Foundation/Jerusalem; TWS/Tokyo; DAC/Taipei; Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin; Panorama/Rio; FADJR/Tehran; Nave/Santiago, San Art/Saigon.
    This workshop marks the beginning of Gustavo Ciríaco's 30-year career, to be celebrated between 2025-2026.

    Image: Natália Viroga
  • pings! / Thursday, June 11, from 17h30 to 19h30 | Gineceu & Estigma

    0.5 Bodies and Language for a garden and a city: Dance workshop with Melissa Pérez Sousa

    This workshop is divided into two moments, for two places: the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal and the urban surroundings of Galeria Municipal do Porto. 
     
    Through the temporal space of a body in movement, we'll propose new ways of representing the architecture and social language of a city. 
    How can dance be shown in a public space? If the city is traversed by different speeds, by car, on foot, by bicycle, how can you give a certain velocity to bodies that dance? A square, a garden or a public building have different scales and logics of occupation. In this workshop we will rehearse these variations and contaminate each place with our passage.
    Melissa Pérez Sousa was born and raised in Venezuela. She studied Contemporary Dance Performance in Caracas and Social Dances of the African Diaspora (Urban Drumming, Hip Hop, House, Tap and Body Percussion) in New York. As a performer, she has worked with Sandrine Lescourant, Dana Foglia, Ladies of Hip Hop Festival, Alvin Alley School, Jorge Gonçalves, Joclécio Azevedo, Catarina Campos, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Jonas & Lander, Bouziane Bouteldja, Jep Melendez. She is the creator of En el Vacío (2017) and co-creator of BOWND (2019) and PLAYGROUND. 
     
    Starting in Matosinhos and Porto, she founded the pedagogical project YOLK - Free Styler Dance Project with Catarina Campos, focusing on improvisation through Street and Club Dances that take place in the urban public space. She is currently developing the solo project TAMBOR, which was recently in artistic residency at the Paulo Cunha e Silva Campus.
     
    Image: Renato Cruz Santos
  • pings! / Friday, September 13, from 17h30 to 19h30 | Gineceu & Estigma

    0.6 Bodies and Language for a garden and a city: Dance workshop with Melissa Pérez Sousa

    This workshop is divided into two moments, for two places: the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal and the urban surroundings of Galeria Municipal do Porto. 
     
    Through the temporal space of a body in movement, we'll propose new ways of representing the architecture and social language of a city. 
    How can dance be shown in a public space? If the city is traversed by different speeds, by car, on foot, by bicycle, how can you give a certain velocity to bodies that dance? A square, a garden or a public building have different scales and logics of occupation. In this workshop we will rehearse these variations and contaminate each place with our passage.
    Melissa Pérez Sousa was born and raised in Venezuela. She studied Contemporary Dance Performance in Caracas and Social Dances of the African Diaspora (Urban Drumming, Hip Hop, House, Tap and Body Percussion) in New York. As a performer, she has worked with Sandrine Lescourant, Dana Foglia, Ladies of Hip Hop Festival, Alvin Alley School, Jorge Gonçalves, Joclécio Azevedo, Catarina Campos, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Jonas & Lander, Bouziane Bouteldja, Jep Melendez. She is the creator of En el Vacío (2017) and co-creator of BOWND (2019) and PLAYGROUND. 
     
    Starting in Matosinhos and Porto, she founded the pedagogical project YOLK - Free Styler Dance Project with Catarina Campos, focusing on improvisation through Street and Club Dances that take place in the urban public space. She is currently developing the solo project TAMBOR, which was recently in artistic residency at the Paulo Cunha e Silva Campus.
     
    Image: Renato Cruz Santos
  • Join the colective!

    0.0 Be a ping!

    If you're between the ages of 16 and 22 and want to take part in the Gallery's activities, visit the art spaces in the city, or attend workshops led by different artists and thinkers, just send an email to galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
    The PINGs! collective accepts applications on a continuous basis.
  • Ongoing

    Exodus for Schools

    To participate in the Exodus, all interested groups can register through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
    All routes are carried out on foot. 
    Meeting point to be defined.
     
    Thursday and Friday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. Duration: 120min
  • Visitas-Pavão to the Exhibitions

    Visitas-Pavão to the Exhibitions

     To participate in the Visitas-Pavão, all interested groups can register through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
    Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.
     
    Duration: 90 min.
  • Visitas-Pavão to the Gardens

    Visitas-Pavão to the Gardens

     To participate in the Visitas-Pavão, all interested groups can register through the email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt.
    Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.
     
    Duration: 90 min.
  • Ongoing

    Podcasts with Mariana Sardon

    Sound artist Mariana Sardon has been accompanying the activities of PING! - together with the group of PINGS! - who come together to capture the sounds and conversations of the artists and thinkers who are part of each year's educational programme.
    Mariana Sardon lives and works in Porto. She has a degree in Multimedia Communication Technologies from the School of Music and Performing Arts of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto and a master's degree in Interactive Music and Sound Design from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. She is dedicated to the visual and sound arts and researches audio and image archives. She is interested in the technical processes of recording visual and sound memory, which she explores at performance or installation level. Mariana Sardon currently also gives training in electronics workshops aimed at the construction of sound creation objects.

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