Art by the table

A PROJECT DEVELOPED BY RUI MENDES, A FRIEND OF NACIONAL.

ART BY THE TABLE (PREVIOUS “ART IS SERVED AT THE TABLE”) IS A PLATFORM FOR SOCIOCULTURAL DIFFUSION, MAINLY PARTICIPATED BY CREATORS WITHIN THE CULTURAL REGION OF COIMBRA, WITH MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED ACTIONS CARRIED OUT BETWEEN EXHIBITIONS AND PLACES WHERE THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND KNOWLEDGE ARE A MUST AND, DURING THE PROCESS, CROSSES CUISINE AND CULTURE, CREATING STRONG DEEP ROOTS AT NACIONAL, SINCE 1999.

 

THE LINE OF THINKING TRAVELLED IN ART BY THE TABLE, OBSERVES MANY SUBJECTS OF VISUAL ARTS SUCH AS PAINTING, DRAWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, CARTOONS, COLLAGE / DÉCOLLAGE. THE CENTRAL SUBJECT, HOWEVER, CONSISTS ON GIVING AN ACTIVE VISIBILITY TO EACH WORK OF EMERGING TALENTS. THE MAGNIFICENT RESTAURANT EXHIBITION SPACE IS GENEROUSLY AND FREELY GRANTED TO ALL, SIDE BY SIDE WITH REMARKABLE PLASTIC ARTS AND RICH ARTISTS OF HETEROGENEOUS GENERATIONS AND BACKGROUNDS.

 

AND IT IS IN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF NACIONAL ENVIRONMENT, A RESTAURANT OF REFERENCE FOR DOWNTOWN COIMBRA, WHICH OCCUPIES A GREAT PART OF AN ANCIENT BUILDING, BUILT ON DEBRIS AND FOUNDATIONS / STAKES OF A SECULAR COLLEGE (WITH MONDEGO GROUNDWATER PASSING TROUGH) THAT ART BY THE TABLE INVOLVES AND ACTS IN ITS CERTAINTY- TO CARRY THE ART WHERE PEOPLE ARE, REACHING OUT FOR PEOPLE, IN ORDER TO BECOME THE “SUBSTANCE” OF A SIMULTANEOUS AND COLLECTIVE RECEPTION. IT INTENDS TO AWAKE WISHES AND SENSES, FASCINATIONS AND RIOTS, DARING TO TRIGGER DIFFERENT WAYS OF LOOKING AND EXPLORING THE WORLD BOTH TO VISITORS AND TABLE COMPANIONS.

 

“We must revolutionize the human thought. First of all, revolution happens with Man. When Man is really free, the creative being can produce something new and original, he can revolutionize time. “

JOSEPH BEUYS

 

SOME ARTISTS: ÁLVARO PORTUGAL, ÁLVARO SIMÕES, ANA COUCEIRO, ANTÓNIO BOUÇA, ANTÓNIO FERRAZ, ANTÓNIO MENANO, CAREL VERLEGH, CARLOS CLÉRIGO, CARLOS LOBO, CARLOS MAIA TEIXEIRA, CAROLINA MÁXIMA, ÉLIA RAMALHO, FERNANDO COSME, H.G. SCHUSSELER, JACQUELINE MOYS, JOAQUIM BAPTISTA, JOSÉ FONTE, JOSEFA REIS, MÁRIO SILVA, PATRÍCIA ROQUE, PAULA SOARES, RAKO, RUI CARREIRA, RUI MATOS, SÓNIA SANTOS, VICTOR COSTA, ZAUG.
 

HONOURED ARTISTS: MIGUEL TORGA, FERNANDO PESSOA, MÁRIO CESARINY, JOSÉ AFONSO, PICASSO E MARK ROTHKO