TEXT BY ANA ISABEL SOARES PUBLISHED IN UMBIGO MAGAZINE
The text “Cruzar diálogos” [Crossing dialogues], by CIAC researcher Ana Isabel Soares, was recently published in UMBIGO Magazine. Based on the exhibition Faro-Oeste [Faro-West], by Pauliana Valente Pimentel, the researcher reflects on the artist’s photographic installation.
Faro-Oeste [Faro-West] portrays the ways of life of gypsy communities that live in the urban voids existing between Faro, Boliqueime and Loulé. This work, which was invited by the Festival Verão Azul, focuses on the day-to-day and traditions of these communities, in order to combat prejudice and stereotypes. The exhibition, curated by Ana Borralho, João Galante and Catarina Saraiva, was on display at the Centro Cultural de Lagos, until 2nd July 2022.
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