‘All I want’ chosen as one of the exhibitions of the year
All I want – Portuguese Women Artists from 1900 to 2020, an initiative by the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, was selected by journalist Celso Martins, in the newspaper Expresso, and by Luísa Soares de Oliveira and Nuno Crespo in the newspaper Público, as one of the exhibitions of the year. Part of the Cultural Programme of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the exhibition took place in the summer of 2021 in the Main Gallery of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Museum’s Temporary Exhibitions Gallery.
Curated by Helena de Freitas (CAM – FCG) and Bruno Marchand (Culturgest), the exhibition brought together 200 works by 40 women artists, created between the start of the 20th century and the present day. These works included more than 50 pieces from the CAM Collection, of different typologies and featuring several major names in the visual arts.
The exhibition, devised with the aim of giving greater visibility to female artists whose work has played a secondary role in the history of art, received nearly 35,000 visitors and is currently available online on the Google Arts & Culture platform, where it can be explored according to different themes and perspectives.
Between 25 March and 4 September 2022, the exhibition will travel to the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, in Tours, as part of the France-Portugal Season.