The Miguel Bombarda Art District will be celebrating next Saturday, September 24th, in an edition that has everything to be special. Fifteen years later, the Simultaneous Art Exhibition Openings continue to be part of the city's cultural programme and this edition will be no exception.
On the afternoon of September 24th, Miguel Bombarda Art District 's will host the fifth cycle of the Simultaneous Art Exhibition Openings in 2022. From 4 pm to 8 pm, there will be 14 new exhibitions in contemporary art galleries and new collections in the exhibition, commercial and alternative spaces, accompanied by street entertainment.
On the 15th anniversary of the Simultaneous Art Exhibition Openings, the pedestrian area of Rua de Miguel Bombarda will host an afternoon of urban culture designed for the city and by the city. At Largo da Maternidade Júlio Dinis, at 4 pm, there will be a concert by Tomás Longo, with variations for vibraphone of the work “Soothing Sounds for Baby” by composer Raymond Scott. At 6 pm, composer Cândido Lima will present visitors with an hour of piano and electroacoustic music, with improvisation, presentation and comments by the composer himself.
In the pedestrian areas of Rua de Miguel Bombarda, there will be an Exhibition of Bombarda Creatives, curated by Artes em Partes (Marina Costa), in a selection of products created and made in Porto from the Miguel Bombarda Art District. It is intended to present, stimulate and support local know-how of sustainable, interdisciplinary, multicultural and innovative development.
In the pedestrian area that intersects with Rua da Boa Nova, the usual DJ set will provide music throughout the afternoon, with Omlet JD and Nuno Beirão, curated by OpenBox. In the same site, as part of the Porto Street Art Project, the artist Joana de Abreu will make a poetic intervention in the electricity boxes located there.
On the opposite side of the street, in the pedestrian area that intersects with Rua de Cedofeita, there will also be plenty of entertainment, with the Lindy Hop Introduction Workshop, by Bota Swing, and social dancing with DJ Joe.
As usual, Ágora will also promote two guided tours of the galleries that open art exhibitions in this cycle, led by Visual Arts students from the Escola Superior de Educação (ESE). The tour lasts one hour and has 15 slots each – the first one is at 4 pm and the second one at 5:30 pm. Those interested can register (free of charge) until 1 pm on September 23rd, by sending an email with the name and desired tour to email@example.com.
The image of the poster for this edition "Big Heart" is by Bárbara R. For the font, the partnership has been maintained with the designer and artistic director Joana Machado, from Colönia Studio.
Text: Catarina Madruga