Monday, July 13, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Work at Citizenship Congress. Rupture and Utopia...Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 13-14 Mar

Citizenship Congress. Rupture and Utopia for the Next Democratic Revolution, Miguel Proença;
Invitation - Congresso da Cidadania (Citizenship Congress), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 13 &14 de March 2015

My work Alforrreca no Charco ("Jellyfish in pool") participates in the
 "Citizenship Congress. Rupture and Utopia for the Next Democratic Revolution"
lineup alonside works by Rogério Paulo Silva and Henrique Vieira Ribeiro, among others.
13-14 March 2015, Lisbon

Links (Portuguese):
Congresso da Cidadania
Site da Faculdade de Belas Artes - Eventos | Congresso da Cidadania 

Rogério Paulo Silva
Henrique Vieira Ribeiro

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking to 2015

Tormes, Baião, Dec 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Luísa Ferreira - "In search of another body", Photography, São Brás, until Oct. 2014

À procura de um outro corpo, Luisa Ferreira, view. Photo Miguel Proença
View of the installation component of "À procura de um outro corpo", by photographer Luísa Ferreira
À PROCURA DE UM OUTRO CORPO ("In search of another body" [free translation]) is a surprising photography exhibition that resulted from the photographer's contact (in 1992) with a collection of sculptures by two local artists, Rosalina Passos e Joaquim Passos, active during the 20th century.

The photographs capture the artistic impulse of the pieces, a notable combination of contemplation, expression and torment. They are exhibited in two interior locations in São Brás (see below for details), joined by a short walk where an exterior installation with photographs accompanies the viewer though lesser known public town spaces. The opening weekend (Aug.1-3) installation was also walked by a mysterious cloaked female figure. Overall, amazing!

Texts and production by Graça Passos, the exhibiti will be on display until October.

Antiga Farmácia Passos, Rua Gago Coutinho, 53 

Museu do Trajo, Rua Dr. José Dias Sancho, 61
São Brás de Alportel

Friday, May 30, 2014

On my street - jacarandas

Miguel Proença, Jacarandas © 2014
Jacarandas, © Miguel Proença 2014
Here is a photograph of the jacarandas in bloom on D. Carlos I Avenue in Lisbon, a reply to a post by photographer Luísa Ferreira on the same subject.
Its always a challenge to photograph the things we know from everyday contact, and this is one of those cases, as I live nearby. Here is a moment where the "everyday" ceased to be ...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Until "Camera Lucida" 1961-1980, on Barthes

Just published in Photography as Device [PAD] a text on Roland Barthes' change of approach about photography, where semiology is substituted by the studium and the punctum and the possibility of an adventure.

On photography: Until "Camera Lucida" 1961-1980

Friday, April 18, 2014

New Blog Address - blog.miguel-proenç

The previous blog has been moved to this address: blog.miguel-proenç This is the final move in terms of domain consolidation of miguel-proenç Due to the foreign "ç", links should point to: for miguel-proenç for blog.miguel.proenç

Thank you for your support and please visit the new consolidated (English/Portuguese) site.

Monday, April 7, 2014

On photography as art | DADA and photography

Just published, a text on DADA and photography. This text is about how the work of members of the DADA movement (Man Ray, Max Ernst and El Lissitzky) contribute to photography as art. The brief article can be found here -> On photography as art | DADA and photography (1)


Change of address.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

On photography, art, image and photographers | key concepts

A brief conversation and interview with cultural journalist Paula Ferro from the regional "Postal do Algarve" newspaper on photography, art and photographers, a while back (2008) now in English. Link to interview ->

info on ArtFacts->
exhibit page->
em Português ->