The Gulbenkian Foundation welcomes the first moment of the public programme of Vampires in Space, Pedro Neves Marques’ project for the Official Portuguese Representation at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2022.
The Centro de Arte Moderna presents five sessions that celebrate current and emerging voices in Portugal, in art, music, film and science, alongside key international participants.
Crepúsculos are a series of twilight manifestations situated between night and day, the human and the animal, the sonic and the visual, the local and the global, celebrating the diversity of forms of collective hybridisation through the harmony and collaboration between various national cultural entities.
Crepúsculos are sessions that share the intensities, themes and interests of Vampires in Space, the project by Pedro Neves Marques for the Official Portuguese Representation at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2022, curated by João Mourão and Luís Silva.
Crepúsculos are queer, inclusive, accessible sessions open to the participation of diverse audiences interested in art, cinema, music, literature and ecology.
The inaugural session, a collaboration of Vampires in Space with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Art Centre, contextualises the emergence and references of the artistic and curatorial project in Venice through a series of events designed specifically for the spaces of the Foundation. The first manifestation of Vampires in Space in Portugal is marked by a conversation between Benjamin Weil, Director of the Modern Art Centre of the CGF, João Mourão and Luís Silva, curators of the Portugal Pavilion at Venice, and Filipa Ramos, curator of Crepúsculos, the series of public programmes for Vampires in Space.
Crepúsculo Sonâmbulo will feature the screening of two artist films: Nosferasta by Adam Khalil & Bayley Sweitzer with Oba, and A Mordida by Pedro Neves Marques. Each echoes forms of contagion and transmission in tropical contexts between past and present, history and identity.
Considering the role of poetry in exploring linguistic and contextual variations of the Portuguese language, and in addressing issues of identity and expressions of affection, the second session of Crepúsculos, entitled Crepúsculo Opúsculo, will consist of a series of poetry readings in the gardens of the CGF.
This will be followed by Crepúsculo Tentáculo, a twilight listening session, also in the gardens of the CGF, with Haut, an artist who explores sound as a means of connection and who performed the music for Vampires in Space.
Investigating the relationship between the figure of the vampire and the animal that served as its reference, and establishing a bridge between art, science and biology,
the final session Crepúsculo Vernáculo offers a walk-conversation with biologist Jorge Palmeirim in search of reverberations, signs and presences of bats in the gardens of the CGF.
Curator Filipa Ramos
Assistant curator Diogo Pinto
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