ACTUM The “ACTUM – Open Call for Artistic Projects” initiative aims to support artists from the city of Braga, during a time when it is imperative to emphasise culture and promote artistic creation. The 25 artists chosen for this second edition come from different areas, with various creative processes, from painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video,… Continue reading


AMOR EM TEMPOS DE CÓLERA AMOR EM TEMPOS DE CÓLERA (love in times of cholera) is the name of the second exhibition resulting from ‘ACTUM – Open Call for Artistic Projects, a support measure for artistic creation and fruition for artists and cultural agents from Braga, which appeared in the middle of the pandemic, in… Continue reading

ANA MONTEIRO: Layers of the Self

ANA MONTEIRO: Layers of the Self The figurative style and the self-portrait are two of the great particularities that characterise the work of Ana Monteiro (PT, 1990), who justifies the use of these properties due to the ease of the emotional connection with her works, appealing to the capacity of communication, understanding and transformation. Through… Continue reading

João Dias

A COUPLE OF STRUCTURING AND LIQUID THINGS João Dias by Helena Mendes Pereira   A set of cross-references brings me a coexistence of concepts (perhaps) inseparable from the work of João Dias (b.1983): boldness, intimacy, expansion, and excavation. I recall John Berger (1926-2017) and the “Ways of Seeing”1 revolution of 1972: a set of seven… Continue reading

Martinho Costa

A COUPLE OF STRUCTURING AND LIQUID THINGS Martinho Costa by Helena Mendes Pereira   On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at half-past five in the morning to wait for the boat in which the bishop was arriving. 1 These days, while revisiting Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014), I opened… Continue reading

Henrique Palmeirim Lázaro

A COUPLE OF STRUCTURING AND LIQUID THINGS Henrique Palmeirim Lázaro by Helena Mendes Pereira   “I paint, I scratch, I think”, a phrase from another artist, Miguel d’Alte (1954-2007), born in Braga, also an experimentalist and a fighter against creative oppression. Henrique Lázaro (b.1995) was born in Lisbon, curiously, but he has always been from… Continue reading

Carla Gaspar

A COUPLE OF STRUCTURING AND LIQUID THINGS Carla Gaspar The project O Corpo em Mim (The Body in Me) was developed in partnership with the Backstage Dance School, in Braga, and its dancers Rosália Passinhas, Júlio Cerdeira, Inês Barroso and Isabel Almeida. O Corpo em Mim (The Body in Me) consists of a set of… Continue reading

Acácio Viegas

A COUPLE OF STRUCTURING AND LIQUID THINGS Acácio Viegas Everything is impermanent, yin which is the expansive force gives rise to yang which is the con- tractive force and yang gives rise to yin incessantly. It seems and following this law that governs all things and that I learnt in the study of Macrobiotics and… Continue reading