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Exhibition with 40 Portuguese artists available on Google Arts

The curators of the exhibition resulting from the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation included in this online version more works than those in the physical exhibition, inaugurated on May 31, at the foundation’s headquarters, where it will remain until August 23, with free entrance.

According to Google Arts & Culture, in addition, through augmented reality and the use of a mobile phone or mobile device, any user can project the works of the exhibition at home, allowing for an immersive experience.

Entitled ‘Everything I Want — Portuguese Artists from 1900 to 2020’, the exhibition, curated by Helena de Freitas and Bruno Marchand, presents a vast unprecedented path that mirrors female creation in Portuguese arts.

At Gulbenkian, it spans 16 rooms in the headquarters building, with dialogues between the works of the artists chosen by the curators, who chose to compose nuclei with authorial universes.

The curators refused a chronological path, an inventory, a previous script or a closed narrative, proposing, rather, authorial nuclei of a group of renowned artists and others with less visibility, representing several generations, disciplines and sensibilities.

Throughout the 16 rooms, visitors find reference artists such as Aurélia de Sousa, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Lourdes Castro, Paula Rego, Ana Vieira, Salette Tavares, Helena Almeida, Joana Vasconcelos, Maria José Oliveira, and Grada Kilomba, among others, in works of painting, sculpture, drawing, object, book, tile, installation, film and video, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

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