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Filipa Cruz’s exhibition brings together sculpture and literature at Galeria Almedina in Coimbra

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From today, October 14th, and until November 21st, the Coimbra City Council has open to the public, at Galeria Almedina, an exhibition by the artist and poet Filipa Cruz, entitled “Depois das tardes de verão e dos pesarosos invernos”. The author, who alternates her work between Portugal and France, brings to Coimbra a proposal that is born from the crossing of two arts, sculpture and literature, in a project that explores the fragility, disappearance and residues left by metaphorical bodies in the space.

Galeria Almedina, located at Rua Ferreira Borges, 85, will host, from today until November 21, an exhibition by Filipa Cruz that brings together, in the same space, works of sculpture and literature. The exhibition is, according to its author, “a proposal to reinvent waste”. “This is a project that appropriates a material whose use lasted for decades until it was discarded. Recontextualized, the objects survive the weather of summer and winter, as well as rejection itself. Rising on promises of bodies, columns or spaces, they demand a new time and a new place. With light and shade, volumes and timed crevices are evidence of use and, consequently, the chromatic subtlety and precariousness in the proposed reconfigurations”, defines Filipa Cruz.

Filipa Cruz was born in 1990. She holds a PhD in Sculpture and is a researcher at the Institute of Investigation in Art, Design and Society. She is a visiting assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (Porto) and at the Paris College of Art (Paris).

Her training in fine arts spans the Fine Arts of Porto and the École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she made contact with artists Tadashi Kawamata, Giuseppe Penone, Marie-José Burki and Tania Bruguera. She holds a Master’s Degree 1 (M1) in Aesthetics at Panthéon-Sorbonne centered on the text-image dialectic. As an artist, her work was financed by entities such as the Foundation for Science and Technology, the Directorate-General for Arts and the Regional Government of the Azores, both in plastic and literary creation.

Filipa Cruz will also launch, by the end of the year, the poetry book “Até os tempos não mais serem interditos” (Editora Letras Lavadas) and prepares, for 2022, the exhibition “E primeiro era a palavra: Quando me dás o céu, tenho ouro”, taking place in the church of Colégio dos Jesuítas – Carlos Machado Museum, in Ponta Delgada.

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