Exhibition on the theme “realism”.
Ulisses Oviedo and Gemuce, lecturers at ENAV ( National School for Visual Arts) and ISARC ( Higher Institute for Arts and Culture)
“Evoking art at the service of society or art for art´s sake, was high on the agenda of the artistic debate in the second half of the nineteenth century, led by the literary movement known as Parnassianism. This debate fits perfectly in the artistic practices of our days. Debate is in fact intrinsically linked to artistic practices and this project/exhibition arose from an academic debate, about academic concepts among art academics .
In this exhibition we present, opposing poetic attitudes of two authors on the subject of realism without necessarily constituting an ideological antithesis.
This exhibition is meant to be a modest gesture of homage to academic practices, design being the esthetical basis of conceptual expression”
Ulisses Oviedo and Gemuce
06 - 30 October
All those who have known Ricardo Rangel, say that he conveyed “ the joy to communicate to others the hope for a better life”
Along the 85 years he lived, he showed his love for life and people and a great indignation with injustices.
He photographed the history of Mozambique since colonial times until present days, he photographed joy and sadness, documented victories and injustices. What Ricardo Rangel left us became a valuable heritage, indeed many of his photographs were shown around the world and are exhibited in museums.
For Rangel the important thing was to photograph, first and foremost, the people who are almost always forgotten, even though they represent the majority of the population. He influenced the younger generation of photographers, not only through his photographic work, but also through his example of living his life.
3 - 27 November
Exhibition of painting, ceramics, photography and video by professors of the Higher Institute for Arts and Culture
3 - 27 December