Galeria Municipal do PortoGaleria Municipal do Porto


This publication is part of PING! Programa de Incursão à Galeria, and assembles the activities and textual contributions that resulted from the thematic axis Um Elefante no Palácio de Cristal, which focused on the investigation of the legacy of the Portuguese Colonial Exhibition of 1934, in the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal.
The programme, presented in 2021, was the result of an invitation by the Galeria Municipal do Porto to three curators and an artistic collective - Alexandra Balona, Melissa Rodrigues and Nuno Coelho with InterStruct Collective - proposing to revisit the event and expose its implications in contemporary times.
The project, now materialised in book form, presented sessions for the general public and for schools, which included debates, film screenings, workshops and pathways guided by researchers and artists.
Galeria Municipal do Porto / Ágora – Cultura e Desporto, E.M.
Commissioned by:
Guilherme Blanc
Juan Toboso
Matilde Seabra
Curated and Edited by:
Alexandra Balona
Melissa Rodrigues
Nuno Coelho
Alexandra Balona, Ana Cristina Pereira, Bambi Ceuppens, Bruno Sena Martins, Cristina Roldão, Interstruct Collective, Melissa Rodrigues, Nuno Coelho, Patrícia Ferraz de Matos
Editorial Coordination:
Matilde Seabra, Tiago Dias dos Santos
Graphic Design:
Inês Bianchi
Renato Cruz Santos, Dori Nigro, Bárbara Neves Alves, Luís Moreira, Rui Pinheiro, Dinis Santos
Hernâni Baptista
Rebecca Moradalizadeh
Diário do Porto
ISBN 978-972-99913-7-0
Available for free, upon request by emailing Limited to the existing stock.

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