Pedro Fradique and Rita Carmo, both present in the exhibition velvetnirvana with photographs documenting the concerts by Sonic Youth in Lisbon (1993) and Niravana in Cascais (1994) respectively, will join collector António Neto Alves and curator Miguel von Hafe Pérez for a conversation. The conversation will focus on how memories associated with the musical universe of Rock appear as documents within the visual art world.
We will discuss graphic elements of concert advertisements, the photographic production by the movement’s protagonists, and documents that mark specific moments in concert history and the construction of a collective memory of popular musical culture. The question is: what will remain of the ephemeral nature defining many of these images? How many flyers, posters, photographs were lost along the way? What marks their eternity: the importance of content, their innovation in graphics, or their rarity?
These and other questions will be discussed from different angles and through individual narratives of a complex but determining reality that contributed to the identity for several generations.
Rita Carmo has been a photographer documenting the music scene for 28 years. She began publishing photographs in the weekly Blitz in 1992 where she remains a resident photographer. Her photos have been published in several Portuguese and foreign publications. She published two books: “Altas-Luzes” (Assírio & Alvim, 2003) and “Bandas Sonoras – 100 Retratos na Música Portuguesa” (Chiado Editora, 2013). She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions. As a freelancer she is responsible for several CD covers and publicity campaigns for Portuguese musicians.
Pedro Fradique is a veteran concert aficionado among other things.
Miguel Von Hafe Pérez is a curator and essayist. He was Director of the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC) in Santiago de Compostela (2009-2015). He recently curated the exhibitions Álvaro Lapa. No Tempo Todo at th Museu de Serralves, Porto; Criteria. Obras da Fundación Arco at Galerias Municipais Lisbon/ Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria; Pedro Tudela, AWDIˈTƆRJU, at Maat in Lisbon; Ilhéstico at Porta 33 and in the city of Funchal as well as Miguel Palma (Ainda) o desconforto moderno, at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon.
António Neto Alves was born in Lisbon in 1971, graduated from the Lisbon Faculty of Law and began his career as a lawyer in 1994, having worked for PLMJ and then joined the Jerónimo Martins Group, where he was Legal Director for 11 years. For the last 10 years he has been working for the Navigator Group, where he also acts as Company Secretary.