Novas Novas Cartas Portuguesas
Collective Exhibition with works by Sara Graça, Aura, Fabiana Faleiros, Rita Moreira, Delphine Seyrig, Caio Amado Soares, Francisca Sousa, Aleta Valente and Audun Alvestad;
at Galeria Quadrum, Galerias Municipais de Lisboa;
October 2022 - February 2023;
(...) On the occasion of Novas Cartas Portuguesas’ 50th anniversary, a collection of letters collectively written by Maria Isabel Barreno (1939-2016), Maria Teresa Horta (*1937) and Maria Velho da Costa (1938-2020) and characterized by them as “something unclassifiable”. Its format had been inspired by the 17th century Cartas Portuguesas, written by the involuntary nun Mariana Alcoforado whose own five love letters were composed full of hope, uncertainty, and finally the conviction of abandonment. (...)
Curated and text by Tobi Maier;
Photography by Vasco Vilhena.