Interferences: Emerging Urban Cultures introduces other sides to this city we live in, delving into the corners that we rarely see. It looks at the city’s diversity and the strength it represents, shining a light on the people and their stories in a segmented and antagonistic metropolis.
The exhibition sections (Preamble, Against the Muteness of Walls, Coercion, Resistance and Identities, City Design: Common, Us by Us, Network City, The Right to Imagine, Monument) and themes define the programme of events that are also incorporated into the Interferences narrative. It is intended that some of them will contribute with material to the exhibition as part of a dynamic project that develops over the six months in which the exhibition is open to the public.
The exhibition itinerary intersects with the agenda's different moments, with themed sections that are symbolically equivalent. These also function independently and generate dialogues with the exhibition’s core theme: the design of the city and its actors.
The elements on exhibition and the programmed intangible events are there to decode absences. Nothing is definitive here. The exhibition is also organised like a cadavre exquis, setting space aside so that this dialogue can be augmented, through five months of workshops.
Programmed in collaboration with Iminente and coordinated by artists scheduled to contribute to the exhibition and whose fruits may be integrated into it.
The workshops will ensure the visitors’ interaction with the show and its resulting reinterpretation.
Discussion of topics connected to the themed exhibition sections.
Co-programmed with Tristany, the tours will be held inside the exhibition in an informal and almost neighbourhood-like atmosphere. They will invite artists to interact with the various exhibition sections.
A series of performances in different artistic genres (dance, music and theatre) that through the use of the body, portray the various ways of living and thinking that exist in a broader Lisbon.
Iconic documentaries on some of the social tensions brought to the surface are presented at maat’s Studio Room. Screenings will include appearances by the directors and the characters portrayed, allowing a reinterpretation of their historical progress.
11.00 – Informal tour of the exhibition
With the artists and curators
12.00 – Talk “Museums and Community”
with Mariana Duarte, Airton Cesar and Nuno Varela, moderated by Ana Bigotte Vieira.
15.00 – Talk “The Art Market”
With Vera Cortês, Ana Marín and Rodrigo Oliveira, moderated by Pauline Foessel.
16.30 – Screening of "Era Uma Vez Um Arrastão", Diana Andringa and Bruno Cabral, 2005
18.00 – Performance by Real G.U.N.S
As part of Interferences, a collective mural entitled Painel do Mercado do Povo [The People's Market Panel] by the Movimento Democrático dos Artistas Plásticos [Artists for Democracy Movement] made on 10 June 1974 will be reinterpreted. Included in the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Revolution of the Carnations (25 April 1974) beginning in 2022, this project will take place in maat’s gardens and involve 48 artists, comprising some who helped to create the original panel, some featured in the exhibition and others who have carved a prominent place in the Portuguese art scene over the last 48 years of democracy. These artists will be joined by musicians and performers under the programme organised by Festival Iminente.
Informal tour Hinu Digra
Tristany's performance features three extras who tour maat’s space singing the theme “Hinu Digra” in three specific locations of the Interferences exhibition. This activity kicks off the artist's musical itinerary at maat.
Postcolonial City with AFROPORT, talk with Flávio Almada, Apolo de Carvalho, and Iolanda Évora
The revolution and independence formally ended a centuries-long path of Portuguese colonialism. Forty-eight years have passed and the expansion of the city of Lisbon as a European metropolis still reflects colonial discourses and gestures, not only in the maintenance and enhancement of certain iconographies and imaginaries, but also by depriving thousands of its residents of full citizenship.
What diagnosis can we make of the postcolonial city? What resistance is needed? What institutional responsibility is there?
Youth under Siege, talk with Nuno Barbosa, Carla Alves, Nélson Moreira, and Linda Cerdeira
In an ageing metropolis, it is in the peripheral neighbourhoods that we find a contribution to rejuvenation. However, the process of growth of these young people seems trapped by racism and stereotypes, police, judicial, and institutional control, thus making the enjoyment of some basic rights inaccessible: education, decent housing, health, mobility, and cultural expression.
What paths are these for the young people of the periphery? And what other routes can there be?
2021, 75 min
Documentary directed by Miguel Dores.
On 10 June 1995, under the multiple pretext of celebrating the Day of the Race and Sporting's victory in the Portuguese Cup, a bulky group of nationalist and ethnocentric Portuguese take to the streets of Bairro Alto to beat up black people they find along the way. The official result was 11 victims, one of them mortal, whose tragic death in Rua Garret gives its name to the court case – the Alcindo Monteiro case. This is a documentary about a long night, a night the size of a country.
Lukanu Mpasy is a performer, dancer, producer, he started his journey at the age of 9 years old through training in modern dance, hip hop, kuduro and physical theatre inside and outside Portugal. At the moment he develops his work linking dance, performance and video.
30/06/2022 and 01/09/2022
Workshop “Invisible Histories”, by Petra Preta and Puçanga
Workshop “Represented Memory” by Filipa Bossuet
Workshop “The Right to Imagine” by Royal Skuare
Workshop “Mapping the City” by António Brito Guterres, Emma Andreetti, Onun Trigueiros
To be announced soon:
Workshop by xullaji
11.00 – Informal tour of the exhibition
12.00 – Talk “Inhabited Designs”
15.00 – Talk “Street and Gallery”
16.30 – Screening of Outros Bairros, João Ribeiro, 1999
18.00 – Performance by Herlander