What does Brasil have to tell us?
Artistic practices and participation
with Hugo Cruz
31 January, Thursday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Porto, MIRA | Artes Performativas
In a scenario of growing interest in participatory artistic practices, this seminar proposes a reflection on the central aspects around which experiences are organized in this field. Some examples are in Portugal and Brazil with the objective of questioning key procedural elements and the possible inspirations and consequences of this type of approach in contemporary artistic creation.
Hugo Cruz is a Theatre Director and Cultural Programmer. Co-founder of PELE and Nomad, Art & Public Space. Artistic Director of MEXE_International Meeting of Art and Community and Mira_artes performativas, in Oporto. Guest professor at several national and international schools and universities. He has got a PhD grant from the Foundation of Science and Technology – Educational Research and Intervention Centre – Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto with the theme “Artistic processes of collective creation and civic and political participation: a case study in Portugal and Brazil within the framework of community artistic practices”. Researcher at the Centre for History of Art and Artistic Research – University of Évora. He frequently publishes in the area of ”Artistic creation and public space”, “Artistic creation and participation” and “Community artistic practices”. He was responsible for the coordination of the book “Art and Community” edited by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org).