Cooperativa Árvore celebrates 60 years

at the service of art and culture since 1963

Cooperativa Árvore celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with various cultural initiatives.

Founded on April 2, 1963, it represents an unavoidable institution in the city of Porto for its contribution, since its origin, to the region and country, to culture and citizenship, and in particular to the conception and dissemination of visual arts. Throughout the year, the sixtieth anniversary will be celebrated through various initiatives included in the Commemorative Program with the High Sponsorship of the Presidency of the Republic.

According to those responsible for Cooperativa Árvore, “there are six decades of enormous effort and resilience by the cooperative, as a whole, but also in the delivery of so many names and personalities, linked to the Governing Bodies of the Cooperative, to the many employees of this house and our associates. who with their effort, attention, and dedication, were always available for this project started in 1963″.

Some of the upcoming commemorative activities should be highlighted below, including the Homage to the Sculptor José Rodrigues, historical president and artist of the cooperative, replicating his work “O Guardador do Sol” in Passeio das Virtudes.

15 April – “Exhibition – 60 of 60” – Opening – 4 pm
60 authors with works made in the 60s
With this exhibition, we will have the opportunity to observe, learn about or revisit the creation and artistic movements of the 60s, the historical and sociological context that led to the foundation of the Tree in 1963.

Represented artists: Alberto Carneiro, Alvaro Siza, Álvaro Lapa, Ângelo de Sousa, Barata Feyo, Charters de Almeida, Costa Pinheiro, Dario Alves, Dórdio Gomes, Eurico Gonçalves, Fernando Lanhas, João Vieira, José Rodrigues, Luis Demée, Maria Antónia Siza , Nikias Skapinakis, Nuno Barreto, Sá Nogueira…(among others).
The works come from the collection of Cooperativa Árvore, Serralves Museum, FBAUP, Centro de Arte Alberto Carneiro, Fundação Marques da Silva, Convento S. Payo, Bienal de Cerveira, Fundação Júlio Resende, Museu Nadir Afonso and from private collections.

13 May – “Meetings: Árvore – Its history, legacy and future” – 5 pm
Meeting I: José Pacheco Pereira

05 August – “Exhibition of the Documentary Collection of the Tree” – Opening – 4 pm
Exhibition of the Cooperative’s historical archive over the 60 years: publications, photographs, posters, and objects. The opportunity to get to know the life, path, and achievements of Cooperativa Árvore. A legacy of reference in the art and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries in Portugal.

16 September – “Meetings: Árvore – Its history, legacy and future” – 17h00
Meeting II: Mário Cláudio

07 October – “Exhibition/Auction Todos Tondos” – Opening – 4 pm
Exhibition of artists associated with interventions in round wooden supports (all).
The intervention of the artists on the support measuring 65×2.50 cm is a proposed challenge based on free inspiration in terms of theme and artistic techniques.

– “Meetings: Árvore – Its history, legacy and future” – 17h00
Meeting III: Germano Silva

14 October – Presentation of the book “Árvore das Virtudes” – 17h00
Edition that evokes the activity of the Tree during the period 2001-2023, continuing the previously edited book, relating to the period 1963-2001.

October 21 – “All Everyone Auction” – 18h00
Auction of works from the “Exhibition/Auction All Tondos”

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