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The Accidental Photographer at Culturgest

The Accidental Photographer at Culturgest
The Accidental Photographer Serialism and Experimentation in Portugal, 1968-1980 Curator Delfim Sardo until 3 September 2017 The exhibition The Accidental Photographer – Serial imagery and Experimentation in Portugal, 1968-1980 is an attempt to map the critical and conceptual use of photography by visual artists in Portugal. The exhibition presents the work by Ernesto de Sousa, The Promised Land – Requiem for Vilarinho das Furnas, 1979 e a performance took place at the opening with the reading of texts as it was done at the opening at SNBA in 1980. The exhibition also includes works by Alberto Carneiro, Ângelo de Sousa, Fernando Calhau, Helena Almeida, Jorge Molder, José Barrias, Julião Sarmento and Vítor Pomar. A catalogue was launched with texts by Delfim Sardo, Sérgio Mah, Ernesto de Sousa, Eduardo Batarda, Fernando Pernes, Leonel Moura and Alberto Carneiro. Covering a period that was heavily marked by the Revolution of 25 April, 1974, the exhibition reveals the important changes taking place in Portuguese art at what proved to be a difficult time for the cultural inscription of artists' proposals. As this represents the first attempt to present this fascinating creative panorama, the exhibition also provides a rare opportunity to understand the transformations in the uses that were made of photography.