What's future ?
Celebrating the city of Braga the EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF YOUTH this theme becomes very suitable.
So, is under preparation a group exhibition - Facing Youth - which seek to provide a comprehensive overview of European Youth. Besides that exhibition are scheduled other exhibitions of young artists which will be disseminated in various exhibition venues of the city.
In addition to the wide range of exhibitions, which will seek to include all countries of the European community, are a set of scheduled activities (conferences, debates, screenings, workshops) aimed at the youth world in order to not only lead to better understand their active status quo, as well as provide leisure time and tools to decode the visual arts today.
The project "Facing Youth" aims at outlining a possible overview on European youth.
But what do we discuss when we discuss youth ? What does this concept mean ? According to experts, and from age standpoint, it concerns the period from 12 to 20. However, in western societies, it can be expanded up to the age of 30, taking into account leaving parents' house and economic independence, among other factors. It will be then, the transition phase during which a determinant moment of "self" assertion is built, and the first personal opinions emerge, as well as the first doubts, along with the desire for affirmation. It is a period for both physical and mental development, open minded to new learning processes, so it is important to encourage habits of cultural pratices, from reading and interpreting, to the developement of a critical sense and participation in society. This period of life is built primarily in the realm of symbolism and and ideology and it appeals to the appropriation of symbols, meaning and ideas that are more assertively fostered today, by the growth of social networks, the advertising market and other global communication media.
Young people are incomplete and immature subjects suffering a process of transformation, and so they are keen on absorbing culture.
Youth is also an oniric phase, with its deals, when the first utopias are generated such as the desire to change the world.
14th September (friday)
17h Museu D. Diogo de Sousa - Alfredo Cunha - Rua dos Bombeiros Voluntarios
18h Pedro Remy - David Creedon - Rua Gualdim Pais, 40 A
18h30 Casa Dos Crivos - David Fonseca - Rua de S. Marcos, 41
19h Museu Nogueira Da Silva - Dorothée Smith - Av. Central, 45/61
19h30 Espaço Emergentes DST - Finalistas 2010/2011 - Edificio Visconde do Raio, Rua do Raio, 175
22h30 Bordelines + Absolut Party - Edificio Janes / Lg. Sao Joao de Souto, 14
15th October (saturday)
11h Museu Da Imagem - Monika Merva - Campo das Hortas, 35
11h30 Biblioteca Lucio Craveiro Da Silva - Jorge Mighel Goncalves - Rua de S. Paulo, 1
14h30 Bragaparque - Doug Dubois - Quinta dos Congregados
15h30 Mosteiro de Tibaes - Kameraphoto Facing Youth - Cerimonia oficial