Acontecimentos III

On 6 December 1988, the CAM opened the third exhibition in the ‘Acontecimentos’ [Events] cycle, organised by Jorge Molder (CAM) and Pedro Miguel Frade (ACARTE). While the CAM is closed, we invite you to revisit, every month, an exhibition from the past.
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In 1988, the CAM and ACARTE launched the ‘Acontecimentos’ cycle, a series of three exhibitions organised by Jorge Molder (CAM) and Pedro Miguel Frade (ACARTE). This initiative, which took place between October and December 1988, continued the development of different projects devoted to contemporary photography. During this period, three exhibitions, two conferences and a round table were held.


Keichii Tahara, 'Nuit de Lisbonne', 1988. Inv. FE70


For this cycle, six photographers were invited to capture specific events proposed by the organisers, moving away from their usual themes. The photographs were all taken in Portugal and presented at three distinct moments.

On 6 December, the third and last exhibition of this cycle opened with the title ‘Acontecimentos III’ [Events III], which joined the series ‘A Obscuridade e as Luzes da Noite em Lisboa’ [The Night Lights and Darkness in Lisbon] by the French photographer Bernard Plossu (1945) and the Japanese photographer Keiichi Tahara (1951-2017), which featured only photographs of the Lisbon night. While Plossu was challenged to photograph the ‘darknesses of Lisbon,’ Tahara captured the city’s light.


Bernard Plossu, 'Lisboa 88', 1988. Inv. FE81
Bernard Plossu, 'Lisboa 88', 1988. Inv. FE91


This exhibition, which remained open until 24 December, culminated in the acquisition for the CAM Collection of the 31 works exhibited: 12 photographs by Plossu and 19 by Tahara, all black and white. On 7 December, Jean-Claude Lemagny, Joan Fontcuberta, Jorge Calado, Jorge Molder and Pedro Miguel Frade participated in the round table.

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