Millennium Art Talks

Millennium Art Talks organized by EGEAC

2023 Curated by Marta Mestre and Ángel Calvo Ulloa
Venue: Torreão Nascente

1 pm. Fontanar Ediciones

Presents: Versos cruzados by Luis Moro
Participants: Luis Moro, Olga Simsolo, Antonio Sánchez

Artist books by Luis Moro with poems by Antonio Gamoneda, Elena Poniatowska, Mircea Cartarescu, Ana Blandiana, and María Zambrano. The participants reflect on the bridge between art and literature.

1.30 pm. Urucum

Presents: Os Cadernos da Minha Vida by Joana Vasconcelos
With: Lucia Bertazzo and Sérgio Correa de Sampaio

We share this personal record to celebrate the artist’s fiftieth birthday and present a unique project: a luxury edition of rigorously handmade books from her sketchbooks.

2 pm The Sea Urchins Container  

Presents: Residence catalogue 20-22, Catalogue with the winning artists of the 3 biennials, Trilogía Piel Botánica and Silencio, censura y extinción
Participants: María Ibor

The Sea Urchins Container presents projects related to their artist residency in Jávea, Alicante, where they support young and mid-career artists through biennials and fairs, and publish art books,  photobooks and catalogs.

2.30 pm. Kindred Spirit Projects

Presents: 01.Rizoma / Rhizome by Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela and Cristina Mejías
With: Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, Virginia Torrente

Rhizome is the first exhibition of the cycle In The Present Now, inspired by the ideas Italo Calvino developed in Six Memos for the Next Millennium. Rhizome questions the role of history, stories and the connection between popular culture and academic scholarship.

3 pm. La Fábrica

Presents: Liquid Love de Joana Vasconcelos

Participants: Joana Vasconcelos

The well-known artist Joana Vasconcelos will present her book Liquid Love. Throughout her most emblematic works between 1996 and 2021, Vasconcelos brings us an original reinterpretation of the Portuguese heritage.

Millennium Art Talks, organized by EGEAC
Archives have been gaining visibility in museums, curating, art and collecting. The term "artistic research," which uses archives, shapes contemporary artistic production, transforming the relationships between knowledge and truth in the context of digital technology. On the other hand, museums revisit their collections and update historical narratives. How can it be collaborative, working with archives and collections in a time of dispute and tension between past and present?

Moderated by Marta Mestre and Ángel Calvo Ulloa

Participants: Pedro Barbosa, Pedro Felipe Hinestrosa, Titos Pelembe, Benjamin Weil

Millennium Art Talks, organized by EGEAC
Biennials are always about the "new," even when they address the past. Some biennials relate to their context, while others could exist anywhere. Could one say that subjects are abundant, but discourses are recycled? What is the role of biennials today?
Moderated by Marta Mestre and Ángel Calvo Ulloa

Participants: Carlos Antunes, Desirée Pedro, João Laia, Isabella Rjelle, Manuel Borja-Villel

Paula Calado, António Cachola, Ana Paula Amendoeira, Miguel Coutinho, Ana Cristina Cachola​

12:15 p.m. Stet-Livros & Fotografias

Presents: Projeto BIG BANG
Participants: Catarina Leitão, Isabel Baraona

BIG BANG is a project organised by Ricardo Castro at ESAD.CR (Escola Superior de Arte e Design das Caldas da Rainha), inviting two graphic designers to collaborate. The invited artists are Catarina Leitão and Isabel Baraona.

12:45 p.m.  XYZ BOOKS

Presents: 88/98 de Inês Gonçalves
With: Inês Gonçalves, Tiago Casanova, Pedro Guimarães

The book 88/98 covers a 10-year period in the career of Portuguese photographer Inês Gonçalves and includes reproductions compiled from other books, catalogs and magazines published by the author during one of the most prolific periods of her long professional career.

1.15 p.m. 42 Líneas Ediciones de Arte

With: Laura Gutiérrez, Jose Santos, Pedro Velasco

The Autoedición Nómada project departs from the concepts of immediacy and procedural synthesis to address the world of art publishing. It explores the possibility of each artist publishing their own work instantly and from anywhere in the world.

1.45 p.m. GHOST Editions

Participants: João Pinharanda, Susana S. Martins, Catarina Botelho, David-Alexandre Guéniot

Lisbon has undergone profound changes in the last decade. Lisboa Mesma Outra Cidade brings together six photographic essays and three literary essays that introduce us to the plurality of ways of seeing and, by doing so, bring new representations of the city.

2.15 p.m. Hangar Books

Presents: O Corpo e o arquivo (The Body and the Archive)
Participants: Eustáquio Neves, Cristiana Tejo

This conversation starts from Leda Maria Martins’ impressions and her conception of the Afrodiasporic body as archive and historical writing, as well as the notion of spiral time, to discuss the poetics and trajectory of the Brazilian artist Eustáquio Neves.

Millennium Art Talks, organized by EGEAC
Technology and the pandemic have changed how contemporary art is disseminated, legitimized and recognized. The idea that art speaks for itself is being replaced by the notion of an art that speaks on the networks. Intimacy, collectivity, criticism, market, public sphere? What do these changes consist of? Moderated by Marta Mestre and Ángel Calvo Ulloa

Participants: Germano Dushá, Marta Lança, Rafa Barber

Organized by DGArtes - Rede Portuguesa de Arte Contemporânea.

Moderated by: Inês Grosso.

Participants: Sandra Vieira Jürgens, Mariana Mata Passos, Paulo Mendes.

Millennium Art Talks, organized by EGEAC
Starting from an ironic parallel with Buñuel's film, we extrapolate to contexts where the peripheral and its historical problems lead to a "loop" to which we always return. What are we talking about when we talk about the periphery? Are there peripheries more peripheral than others?
Moderated by Marta Mestre and Ángel Calvo Ulloa

Participants: Nuria Enguita, Paula Nascimento, Luiz Camillo Osorio, Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues

This talk will address the dynamics of internationalization of African contemporary art, taking into account the impact of globalization, diasporas and other circulations in the African continent and beyond, as well as the representativity of African and Afrodiasporic artists, curators and institutions in the international circuits of contemporary art. How to truly decolonize narratives and structures? How to repair historical and systemic imbalances and fractures?

Moderated by Ana Balona de Oliveira

Participants: Alicia Knock, Liz Gomis, Paula Nascimento, Serubiri Moses