Associação 289, based at Solar das Ponte de Marchil, in Faro, will reopen on June 13 with a group exhibition entitled «Back to the Future».
“After the period of forced confinement and some uncertainty still present in the pandemic crisis we are experiencing, we must continue on the path of creativity, knowledge and culture. If public health and life in society still cause some anguish in relation to the future, we want, as an association of artists, to affirm art as the construction of a more humanist society and to continue our activity of artistic dissemination ”, says the association.
Despite this partial social paralysis, the creativity in the artists' studios “has not stopped”, reinforces 289. “We have new works in the field of visual arts to present and we need to return to contact with the public because it is in this meeting that culture and we create a future ”, he adds.
Reactivating the exhibition aspect of Solar das Pontes de Marchil, the association decided to promote a collective exhibition with a large number of artists based in the Algarve region and some national guests, in order to affirm “vibrantly the enthusiasm to live the experience of artistic creativity as a party and vanguard of culture ”.
The following artists participate: A. Pedro Correia, Ana André, Ana Rostron, André Sancho, Andreia Rafael, Angelo Gonçalves, BASAP, Bertílio Martins, Black Mendes, Bruno Grilo, Christine Henry, Corpo Atelier, Dina Palma Dias, Edgar Massul, Fernando Amaro, Fernando Brazão, GAT.UNO, Gustavo Jesus, Hélder de Sousa, Isabel Baraona, Joana R. Sá, João Ferreira, João Timóteo, Jorge Mestre Simão, Jorge Pereira, José Jesus, Leandro Marcos, Luiza Schaefer, Mafalda Santos, Manuel Baptista, Margarida Soares, Maria José Oliveira, Marta Pedroso, Miguel Cheta, Miguel Neto, Milita Doré, Patrícia Garrido, Patrícia Serrão, Paulo Serra, Pedro Cabral Santo, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Raymond Dumas, Régis Vincent, Rodrigo Rosa, RoMP, Rúben Gonçalves, Rui Sanches, Ruy Otero, Susana de Medeiros, Susana Gaudêncio, Tânia Simões, Teresa Segurado Pavão, Tiago Batista, Vasco Marum Nascimento, Vasco Vidigal, Vilma Correia and Xana.
Due to public health issues arising from the pandemic, it is necessary to reformulate the activities with regard to mediation with the public, in compliance with the directives of the health authorities, so that artists and the public can enjoy the space and the exhibition in safety.
Consequently, on the opening day, the space will be open for six hours, from 2 pm to 8 pm, with a series of guidelines for visitors to the exhibition, also appealing to the civic sense of the community.
Thus, the use of a mask and hand hygiene will be mandatory, with hand sanitizing gel at the entrance of the space.
Interested visitors should confirm their presence at the opening by sending a message to the email [email protected] with the desired time of your presence, being sent a confirmation reply or suggestion of another time due to the limit of people permanently cannot be greater than 30.
The available hours will be as follows: 14:00 – 14:45 | 14:45 – 15:30 | 15:30 – 16:15 | 16:15 – 17:00 | 17:00 – 17:45 | 17:45 – 18:30 | 18:30 – 19:15 | 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm.
The appointment of individual or group presence at the inauguration must be made between the 2nd and the 11th of June 2020, leaving the names of those who intend to visit the exhibition.
To visit the exhibition outside the opening day, no appointment is necessary, being open to the public until July 26, with the hours from Friday to Sunday, from 15:00 to 19:00.