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26 OCT 2020
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Prata Riverside Village hosts “O Eterno Provisório” exhibition a glance at the condition of migrants
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First solo exhibition in Portugal of Suekí’s work, an initiative promoted by Ainori Art Gallery with the support of VIC Properties

Lisbon, 30 outubro, 2020. As of Saturday, Prata Riverside Village will be hosting the first solo exhibition by the Angolan artist Suekí, an initiative promoted by the Ainori Art Gallery showing the artist’s vision on the social urgency of African migrants arriving in Europe, a profound work that leaves no one indifferent and that comes up as a loud cry that disturbs the collective conscientiousness.

Hosted until 31 December in the only project in Portugal designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Renzo Piano, the works featured in the exhibition “O Eterno Provisório” establish a parallel between the journey through physical space and the anthropological journey, between the lack of identification with the surrounding space and the lack of identification with oneself and with others, establishing a relationship between space and the human condition that, in light of these concepts, causes unrest, confronting us with a collective identity that resonates in us immediately.

Given the current safety rules, the opening of the exhibition scheduled for this Saturday, October 31st, will be symbolic, and on this date a livestream will be promoted with the artist directly from the exhibition room, available on the Facebook and Instagram pages of Ainori Art Gallery and Prata Riverside Village. This exhibition will be open until December 31 and can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday, from 3 pm to 7 pm. Due to the rules imposed by the Portuguese General Health Directorate, prior appointment should be requested emailing to the following address: Plataforma@plaarte.org.

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This partnership reinforces VIC Properties‘ commitment to supporting and promoting art and culture, a sector that was particularly affected by the pandemic, and the commitment of Prata Riverside Village, a project designed to become a living and open community, in which culture and contemporary art are essential elements, requalifying and giving new life to an area of the city for decades had been left to its own devices.

It is worth mentioning that in June, VIC Properties signed a protocol with the P’la Arte Platform, making available, free of charge, the premises of Prata Riverside Village to artists who, faced with the extreme situation caused by the pandemic, saw themselves without a place to work and, therefore, were unable to develop their artistic production. Valentim Quaresma, Ana Fonseca, Sofia Castro and Cecília Costa are some of the artists who have found a new home at Prata Riverside Village.

In July, and as a result of this protocol, Prata Riverside Village hosted the exhibition F+S+T=X, where the artists Fernão Cruz, Sara Mealha and Thomas Langley questioned, through their works, the best means to represent the new reality of the return to the ateliers and to work after lockdown.