"E agora" - Exhibition of former students of sculpture of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
dedendera Fabíola Augusta
Eliana Manuel Pinho
Juliana da Silva
Maus Hábitos - Porto
9 of September - 8 of October 2017
Production of Saco Azul - Associação Cultural
From the exhibition program "E Agora" (And Now) of the Saco Azul for 2017, this is a collective exhibition that, as the name implies, gathers former students of the Fine Arts University of Porto from the Sculpture Department of which Volker Schnüttgen was a professor.
The paradigm of higher education has undergone great changes since the 1970s. In the post 68 era, Universities were the main platforms where the future of humanity was discussed and the progress of society designed, a place of utopia. However, in a neoliberal system, the goal of higher education was more guided to demands of the economy and labour market than to needs of a democratic and humanistic society. Within this change the exhibition presents - without claiming to be representative or complete - a kind of survey of the status quo of the reality of young creators a few years after leaving the University.
E Agora (And Now) is the main subject of Saco Azul’s curatorial program for Maus Hábitos’ exhibition room in 2017. This project consist in five different curator- ships, four of them as exhibition shows and one of them as a performance cicle.
With invited artists, curators and interested and interesting artistic personas, E AGORA reflects our contemporary condition through this particular and historical moment starting with the point of view of who thinks, discuss and creates.
This project also promotes curatorial proposals that emerge with new artistic and technological approaches and that consequently come closer or go beyond their legacies of knowledge, know-how and matrices of education, scene, market and legitimation.