Art galleries reopen in Loulé and Quarteira

Art galleries reopen in Loulé and Quarteira


New exhibitions mark the reopening of galleries in the municipality of Loulé.

According to the Government's Deconfination Plan, the galleries, museums and monuments will reopen next Monday, April 5.

The municipality of Loulé prepares its cultural spaces for this return and, in the case of the Art Gallery of Convento Espírito Santo, in Loulé, and the Art Gallery of Praça do Mar, in Quarteira, the opening of new exhibitions is foreseen, at day 6, Tuesday.

In Loulé, the exhibition “Cada Lugar / Each Place”, by Fernando Gaspar “can be visited from this day until May 23. The painter presents himself at the Art Gallery of the Convento Espírito Santo to show his work: “Tar and pollen emanate from places, the time of a cry. With the hands and the molded chest everything, everything crushes and reinforces; I scratch the importance of things on the ground, I write the size of the shadows in the thickness of the wind. From my head, the alphabet of birds and offspring descends to the Earth's crust, perfuming the trees, fertilizing the valleys, the endless plains. Each place is a tomorrow. ". As João Moniz refers to the art of Fernando Gaspar," it is located between the abstract gesturalism and the contemplative of the cloud that appears in the texture of the canvas and distances itself in its journey, a coherence between the depth of the dialogue he establishes and the craft that takes the form of painting. ”

The exhibition opens from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

In the Art Gallery of Praça do Mar, in Quarteira, the exhibition “From Fan to Fam”, by Nuno Viegas, is the proposal in this reopening. “De Fã a Família” presents us with fragments of the history of the beginning of the career of Nuno Viegas, the visual artist from Quarteira who has been making great strides in the international urban art scene. After completing his master's degree at the University of Algarve, he left, at the end of 2014, on an adventure towards Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. This trip opened the door to a future that was previously unthinkable.

Over the following years, Nuno had the opportunity to meet and establish ties with some of the artists he most admires, who he always idolized. These artists have been a great support in the constant evolution of Nuno Viegas' career.

This exhibition tells stories of Nuno Viegas' journey with his friends to this day through works by the artist and his idols … His family in the world of the arts. It should be noted that he is one of the authors of the “À Moda Quarteirense” Mural, a work inaugurated in 2020.

The exhibition will be open to the public until May 29, at the following time: from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The other proposals for exhibitions that were already taking place before the confinement and are now visitable are: "Until our meeting", by Rúben Gonçalves, at CECAL – Center for Experimentation and Artistic Creation in Loulé; A Loulé Community in the 1st Half of the 20th century ”, at Casa Memória do 20th century, Edifício Duarte Pacheco;“ Backwards Archeology. A look into the future ”, by Charlie Holt, at the Municipal Museum of Loulé; “Aleixo dreams”, an exhibition of digital collages by Charlie Holt, in the Cloister of the Convent of Espírito Santo, Loulé; "The Expeditionaries from the Alte Parish, Louletan Soldiers in the Great War 1914-1918" and "Ecos da Serra – 50 years of memories", at the Cândido Guerreiro and Condes de Alte Museum Center, in Alte.

All the permanent exhibitions of the Municipal Museum of Loulé and its hubs of Frutos Secos, Alte, Querença and Salir can be visited starting next week.

Following the norms of the General Directorate of Health, the visit to these exhibitions is conditioned to 6 people at a time inside the spaces and the use of a mask is mandatory.

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