The Municipal Galleries once again host the exhibition Ar.Co – Bolseiros & Finalistas’22, an event that has long since become an annual event that brings together a selection of works by finalists and/or scholarship students from the academic year 2021/22. Twenty-five participants represent the departmental areas of Visual Arts, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Photography, Illustration/BD and Jewellery.
The annual public exhibition of a selection of works by scholarship holders and finalists is a valuable complement to the training: it promotes the exhibitors’ critical self-distancing and their accountability vis-à-vis the wider fabric of society and history. For the school, the exhibition makes it possible to assess, between the lines of a necessarily synthetic presentation, the relevance and effectiveness of modifications and “updates” of its pedagogy. Finally, for the public, the coexistence in the same physical space of works from disciplinary areas once considered “major” and “minor” reflects the uniqueness of the Ar.Co project, where such hierarchical distinctions have no place.
– Manuel Castro Caldas
ArCo is supported by: Ministério da Cultura | Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior / Ciência Viva | Ministério da Educação | Ministério do Trabalho, Solidariedade e Segurança Social / Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional | Câmara Municipal de Lisboa | Câmara Municipal de Almada | Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Fundação Carmona e Costa | Fundação Millennium bcp | Fundação Altice Portugal | Fundação Oriente | Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea | Museu Nacional do Azulejo | Balaclava | Black Box Atelier | Biblioteca de Alcântara | EGEAC | Hovione | Quovadis – Turismo do Patriarcado de Lisboa | Sistema Solar/Documenta | RTP2 | Ana Martinho | Bruno Costa Cabral | Cardim de Carvalho | Eunice Cruz | João Santa Rita | José Luís da Cruz Vilaça | Leonor e António Parreira | Rui Macieira | Tereza Seabra