(exhibitions, concerts, performances)
Undying Bodies. Rehersals for a movie produced by GRIOT. It will be shoot in September in and around the centre of OBRAS. During the rehearsals an open studio will be organised. With Zia Soaris (production), Monica Miranda (scenography), Nuno Santos (sounds) and six actors. The movie is about how most African cultures experience the decease of some-one. 5-13 September. More info will follow.
Two exhibitions had to be postponed to 2021 due to the Corona crisis:
Phantom spaces (working title). With Rob Monaghan (Ireland): photos, video, installations all related to marbl quarries. Galería D. Diniz, Estremoz. More info will follow.
Ressonância da Terra. With Ingrid Simons (Holland): paintings and ceramics. Galería D. Diniz, (Municipal Museum) Estremoz. Spring time: more details will follow..
The Mirror Between Us. With Sherry Wiggins (USA) and Luís Branco (Portugal). A photo exhibition about the archetype of a middle aged woman in a mythical landscape. Igreja de S Vicente, Evora; spring 2021. More info will follow. In 2020 a video was made with an impression of this exhibition and of the artists: have a look to the English version of this video or the Portuguese version.
OBRAS organized several events in the period 2004-2018:
Music at Marmeleira. 16 February, 6.30pm: Trio Vadis (Andreia Vaz: violin, Mouro Dilemma: piano and Beate Schnaithman: cello) played a classical concert as try-out for concerts in the near future. 8pm: dinner. 9.30pm: Vintani Nafassi played on Mbira and on self-built string instruments contemporary versions of traditional African songs.
Lakeside. Theatrical performance on a juridical trial. By Karen Bernard (USA). 28 October.
Houseconcert for piano (Mauro Dilemma), violin (Andreia Vaz) and cello (Beate Schnaithmann). With works of Peter Ludwig and Astor Piazzolla. 8 October.
Musical performance on feeling home. By Gwenn Sampé (France). 26 September
"MUSICOMEXP". Concert by Aurélie Ferrière with electro-acoustic music and laser show, based on underwater sounds from the ocean. 10 September 2019. OBRAS Art Centre. Evoramonte, Portugal (see newsletter for more info).
"Architecture of the Void". Exhibition with photos and videos by Robert Monaghan (Ireland), including a video showing Phyllis Akinyi (Denmark) performing in a marble quarry, with a soundscape by Miguel Noya (Venezuela). INATEL gallery of Palácio de Barrocal, Évora (6 June -12 August 2019).
"31". Exhibition with photos of 31 years-old women. A project by Katharina Fröschl-Rossboth (Austria). INATEL gallery of Palácio de Barrocal, Évora (6 June -12 August 2019).
"NYAR KAKAN. I contain Multitudes". Phyllis Akinyi (Denmark) with Stephan Jarl (Sweden). Dance performance with Flamengo as a starting point. Patio of Palácio de Barrocal, Évora (6 June, 6.30pm).
Mercado pelo Tempo. Exhibition of ceramic and textile work by Yvonne Halfens (Holland). 25 August-15 October 2018. Fortress of Castelo de Evoramonte. With a partial extension in Herdade da Marmeleira (16 October - 10 January).
I Am the Size of What I See. A live quadrophonic musical/multi-media performance based on the work of Fernando Pessoa during the years of World War I. Developed and performed by DOGON (a musical collaboration of Paul Godwin (USA) and Miguel Angel Noya (Venezuela), and multimedia projections by Ameera (A.E. Godwin, USA). 6 October, INATEL, Patio of Palácio de Barrocal, Rua Serpa Pinto 6, Évora.
White Works. Exhibition with Phil Moody (USA). Photos of marble workers. 29 June – 15 September. Palacio dos Marqueses da Praia e Montforte, Estremoz. Hosted by the Municipal museum of Estremoz
Áureas (Reflexoes duma Segonha)
Exhibition with Gaëlle Pelachaud (France). Artist books, with specific emphasis on her study on storks. With contributions by Maria Sarmento (Portugal; poetry) And Matthew Manowsky (USA; sound installation).
19 April - 30 May 2018.
Cartaz de Amor.
Exhibition with Andrea Brasch (Denmark). Video, collages and Virtual Reality composition. 19 April - 30 May 2018.
Exhibition with Kevin Morrow (USA). Sculptures and installations. Castelo de Evoramonte. 23 September until 4 November. Hosted by DRCAlen.
Reencontrando-a (Meeting her again).
Exhibition with Sherry Wiggins (USA) in collaboration with Luis Branco (Portugal). Photos and Installations. Palacio dos Marqueses da Praia e Montforte, Estremoz. 28 January - 11 March. Hosted by the Municipal museum of Estremoz. Click for two impressions: one with emphasis on the artist (made by GMT) and another with more focus on the opening
De Longe e de Perto.
Exhibition with Jacobien de Rooij (Holland). X-large sized drawings. Palácio dos Marqueses da Praia e Montforte, Estremoz. 25 March - 21 May 2017. Hosted by the Municipal museum of Estremoz. Click for an impression of the exhibition and the opening.
Exhibition with Ingrid Simons (Holland). Paintings and ceramics. Galeria Dom Diniz, Estremoz. 17 June - 27 August 2017. Hosted by the Municipal museum of Estremoz.
Don´t Stop Wanting. 7 October 2016. Site specific happening by Ruby Fiedler and Peter Emptage (Australia) in the ruins of the watermill at Pego do Sino, starting with a musical walk from Monte da Marmeleira. Click for an impression.
Som + Cor . Exhibition with Scott Sherk (soundscapes) and Pat Badt (lightscape). Castelo de Evoramonte. 12 August - 25 September. Click for an impression made by Michel Alvez.
The Profit of Seville. Musical theater piece by Elena Cheah and Raphaëlle Oskar. Igreja de S Vicente, Évora. 30 August. See the trailer.
Between departure and arrival. Exhibition with Monica Miranda. Palacio de Dom Manuel. 2-30 April.
Uma Estrana no Alentejo / een vreemdeling in Alentejo (a stranger in Alentejo).
Exhibition and a book with poems and installations by Gerry van der Linden and photos by Luis Branco.
Public Library of Évora. Opening of the exhibition and preparation of the book: 28 April - 28 May. Book publisher: Caminho das palavras.
O teatro de Passagem. Happening initiated by Bart Dorst (Holland). In the abandoned train station of Estremoz. 24 May 2016. With collaborations of Josef Kleindienst (Austria), Regan Halas (USA), Ingrid Simons (Holland), Kris Williamson (Malaysia) and Tim Pettit (USA). Click for an impression.
Meadows, marble and more. Open Studio. 25 April 2016. with contributions of Janet Griffiths (UK), Aurélie Dubois (Canada), Diane Richey-Ward (USA), John Galan (USA), Elma van Haren (Holland), Ingrid Simons (Holland), Tim Petitt (USA), Regan Halas (USA) and Kris Williamson (Malaysia).
Summer Works. Open Studio. 28 August 2016. With exhibitions, video presentations and small concerts. Participants: Catalina Ouyang (USA; video, marble sculptures and drawings), Gerry van der Linden (Holland; poetry), Yvonne Halfens (Holland; ceramics), Nico Huijbregts (Holland; painting, piano improvisations), Raphaelle Oskar (Croatia; acting), Elena Cheah (USA; cello and voice) , Saaya Hitomi (Japan; video installation) and Hannah Pass (USA; writings).
Wired. Exhibition with Jonathan Roson. 11 August- 22 September 2015. Castle of Evoramonte.
IT IS OK. Try out of a musical theatre production by Elena Cheah (USA) and Raphaelle Oskar (Croatia). 13 September. Herdade da Marmeleira, Evoramonte, Portugal.
Parts and Pieces. Performance by Paola Lobreiato (video, acting, music). 11 September 2015. Herdade da Marmeleira, Evoramonte, Portugal.
O azul do Alentejo sob o meu olhar Exhibition with Ingrid Simons. May-10 August 2015. Museu do Artesanato e do Design, Evora.
Pegasus. Exhibition with James Westwater. 18 June -10 August 2015. Castle of Evoramonte. A central element in the exhibition was an old moto, with “life-size” wings attached, that references the mythological flying horse of the title.
Canções Silenciosas. Exhibition with Erdmute Blach. Palacio de D. Manuel.
4 April - 16 May 2015 (in collaboration with Câmara de Évora).
Raios de Luz . Exhibition with Ingrid Simons. Municipal Museum of Estremoz. 3 May - 21 June 2015.
2009-2014, a selection
Six publications with ISBN code have been published by OBRAS.
A complete list of exhibitions, concerts, performances, master classes, workshops and other art events (going back until 2004) is available on request.
Available are also brochures and leaflets on past exhibitions and open-ateliers, CDs with the concerts that concluded the polyphonic music workshops, and DVDs with dance and other performances.
More visual information can also be found on the “foundation OBRAS” channel of YouTube.