Art in the Landscape of Beira Baixa:
Experiment Land Stage aims to join students, architects, citizens, technicians, entrepreneurs, and politicians to create and test new solutions to use natural resources to build and design better objects and spaces for living, increasing the quality of life of Portuguese and Norwegian communities. The cooperation actions between partners Rintala Eggertsson Architects from Norway and MAG – Marques de Aguiar Arquitectura e Urbanismo and Camilo Rebelo Associados from Portugal will spread the use of cork and wood, natural resources from each country, and will boost reaching sustainable solutions for the climate change challenges.
Landscape Together is a singular project who proposes itself to find innovative and concrete answersfor urgent questions: how can art and culture lead to sustainable long-term solutions that contribute
to the process of settlement of rural territories and that communicate effective answers for the challenges related to the consequences of climate change.challenges related to the consequences of climate change.
LT promotes the cooperation and mobility of more than 90 european artists and their works in a compromised relationship with the communities, with intentions set on transforming this experience in a replicable model. LT Model will constitute itself as a tool to other communities who look to recuperate a sense of belonging to a place, to landscape, to culture. This project is found upon reflection of tested evidence with 16 interdisciplinary events, more than 70 workshops, 8 cultural itineraries, 18 artistic residencies, 2 permanent art pieces, 4 summer courses, 20 creative talks, 8 exhibitions in 6 countries and the Toolkit LT Model.
CORTÇADA ART FEST has as its first objective the creation of the Experimenta Landscape Museum, an open air museum without walls, with free and democratic access, structured in cultural itineraries that integrate works of permanent art, by national and international artists, with trails, places and programming artistic and cultural mediation between those who inhabit and those who visit these territories.
Transformação do Território #1
Themes: Territory Transformation Processes
Invited Architects: André Correia Fernandes, Carlos Antunes, Carlos Figueiredo, Filipa Roseta, Manuel Correia Fernandes, Marta Aguiar, Nuno Grande, Paula Santos e Sérgio Antunes
Criação Contemporânea e Território #2
Theme: Contemporary Creation and Territory
Invited Artists: Carlos Farinha, Duarte Belo, Marco Figueiredo, Helena Fernandes, Senza, Sofia Marques de Aguiar, Tiago Pereira, Yola Vale
Invited Artists: Carlos Farinha . Duarte Belo . Helena Fernandes . Marco Figueiredo . Senza . Tiago Pereira . Yola Vale
The Cortiçada Exhibit is showcased as a mediation of contemporaneous artistic creation structured into the manifesto for landscape change of Pinhal Interior, the Cortiçada Art Fest Project.
It’s in this curatorial framework that the collective challenges 7 artists to make a digital presentation of an artwork focused on a reflexion of the landscape of the Portuguese hinterland and its transformation. The museum side, the digital exhibition and the creation itself all focus on the context of digital transformation – from the creative process to its mediation.
The Cortiçada Exhibit will be the manifesto for landscape change from the point of view – experiences, reflexion – of each invited artist. Artists who know, experience and reflect on, in various ways, this territory, its landscapes and peoples, depopulation and abandonment, bushfires, memories and desires of those who live here.
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