EXHIBITION / EXPOSIÇÃO
CURATOR / CURADOR
AssiStant curator / curador assistente
Carlos Machado e Moura
ORGANIZATION / ORGANIZAÇÃO
Direcção Geral do Património Cultural (DGPC)
Museum of Popular Art, Lisbon
5 December 2018 – 22 September 2019
'Adaptive, restorative, memorialist, Portuguese architecture doesn’t suffer from a tabula rasa philosophy, nor does it imagine a future that is totally cut off from the past. Even if only from the long gone years of modern architecture that Portuguese architects so fondly evoke. But don’t mention “heritage”…'
– Jorge Figueira
Curated by the (EU)ROPA Principal Investigator Jorge Figueira, the exhibition Physics of Portuguese Heritage. Architecture and Memory aimed to celebrate good examples, reflect on the recent history that brought us here, and intersect the subject with contemporary debates. It presented 12 recent projects, 6 emblematic locations and 2 zones that are undergoing transformation. 5 experts were heard and a timeline from the last 150 years was compiled. Moving beyond the technical issues associated to the heritage debate, it presented this question via three states of matter. LIQUID: the natural adaptation of architecture to the existing heritage, without considerable loss of volume; SOLID: places that resist deformation, with only slight modifications; GAS: places that seem to be undergoing approximately random motions.
Catalogue / Catálogo
Curatorial Text / TEXTO CURATORIAL
Chronology / Cronologia
Interviews / ENTREVISTAS
Other States of Matter
Interviews recorded between August and September 2018 in Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto, about the "naturalness" in heritage interventions (non-specialist?), the memory of the Estado Novo regime (to erase?), colonial heritage (whom it belongs to?), and the tourism revolution ("façadist"?).
Raquel Henriques da Silva
Parallel Programme / Programa Paralelo
“New Practices in Heritage”