IDENTITY(IES) OF THE AZULEJO IN PORTUGAL
October 4, 2018 | Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa | Anf. III
AZULEJOS PORTUGUESES E OUTRAS ARTES NACIONAIS
Nuno Rosmaninho | Universidade de Aveiro
Nuno Rosmaninho was born in 1964, and currently is Associated Professor (with “agregação”) of the Department of Languages and Cultures, University of Aveiro, in which he started as as assistant intern in 1991. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in History of Art from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra (1987) and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Portuguese History (1993) from the same University with dissertation entitled History of Portuguese Art: From Raczynski to the beginnings of the “Estado Novo” (dictatorship regime). His doctoral thesis (2002, University of Coimbra) about The Power of the Arts, the “Estado Novo” and the University City of Coimbra was published by the Coimbra University Press in 2006. In 2014, he carried through his aggregation in Cultural Studies at University of Aveiro, presenting a report from the Identidade Artística Portuguesa curricular unit and a lesson entitle A Deriva Nacional da Arte. Portugal, séculos XIX-XXI. His research interests are Portuguese artistic identity and History of Portuguese Art.
IN PORTUGUESE… AND SPANISH, ENGLISH, DUTCH, FRENCH… THE IDENTITY OF PORTUGUESE AZULEJOS WITHIN EUROPEAN HISTORIOGRAPHY
Maria Alexandra Trindade Gago da Câmara | Universidade Aberta | CHAIA – UE | ARTIS – FLUL | CITAR-UCP
Rosário Salema de Carvalho | Az – Rede de Investigação em Azulejo [ARTIS-IHA/FLUL]
Art Historian, Maria Alexandra Trindade Gago da Câmara holds her PhD in History of Modern Art at the Universidade Aberta, in Lisbon, where she is Assistant Professor and vice-coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Heritage Studies. Her areas of research and teaching are Decorative Arts, Artistic Heritage of the 17th and 18th centuries and Digital Humanities. She is integrated researcher at the Center for History of Art and Artistic Research (CHAIA) at the Universidade of Évora and also associate researcher at the Center for Research and Technology of the Arts – Universidade Católica, School of Arts – Portuguese Catholic University – Porto Delegation (CITAR) (Decorative Arts) and ARTIS – Institute of Art History, School of Arts and Humanities, ULisboa (Azulejo Research Network). Her main areas of work are 17th and 18th centuries Decorative Arts, Iconography, Scenography, Civil Architecture and Urban History. The Baroque Azulejo (Tiles) field is a privileged area of research. In this scope she has published several studies and books and held conferences abroad and in Portugal.
Researcher at ARTIS – Art History Institute (Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa) and executive coordinator of the Az – Rede de Investigação em Azulejo (Azulejo Research Network), Rosário Salema de Carvalho is currently developing a post-doctoral project dedicated to the issue of frames in Baroque tile decorations, hosted by ARTIS (Az) and the National Azulejo Museum. The author has a PhD in History, with a specialisation in Art History (2012) and she concluded a Master’s Degree in Art, Heritage and Restoration (2007) from the same Faculty, both dedicated to 18th century azulejos. Currently focused on the study of artistic heritage, and particularly on the field of Portuguese azulejos, Rosário Salema de Carvalho is the author of several books and articles published in national and international journals.
HOMELAND SQUARES: JOAQUIM DE VASCONCELOS (1849-1936) IDENTITY PANELS
Sandra Leandro | UE | Instituto de História da Arte – FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Art Historian, Assistant Professor at Universidade de Évora, since 2001, and researcher at IHA, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Holds a PhD in Contemporary Art History from Universidade Nova de Lisboa with the thesis Joaquim de Vasconcelos (1849-1936) Historian, Art Critic and Museologist, and is graduated and master, from the same University, with the dissertation Theory and Art Criticism in Portugal (1871-1900), 1999. She publishes and develops research in several fields as Painting, Humorous Drawing and Illustration, Theory and Art Criticism, Museology, Women Artists in Portugal, Sculpture, Cinema and Design. Her book Joaquim de Vasconcelos: historiador, crítico de arte e museólogo – uma ópera, was awarded with the Grémio Literário Prize 2014. She has signed the curatorship of several research exhibitions, including, Museu Infinito: Joaquim de Vasconcelos (1849-1936) e o Museu Industrial e Comercial do Porto, 2016; Mão inteligente: Raquel Roque Gameiro (1889-1970) – Ilustração e Aguarela, 2017-2018; Nós e os Outros: Narciso Costa (1890-1969), Luís Fernandes (1895-1954), Lino António (1898-1974), António Varela (1902-1962), 2018-2019.
IDENTITIES IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR: TILES IN PORTUGAL AND VALENCIA
Jaume Coll Conesa | Museo Nacional de Cerámica y de las Artes Suntuarias “González Martí”
Jaime Coll Conesa (Palma de Mallorca, 1958), is doctor in Arts with Honours from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Palma de Mallorca)(1989-90) and holds a degree from the University of Barcelona (1980). Since 1998 he is Director of the National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts “González Martí” in Valencia, where he became Curator in 1986. He is President of the Association of Ceramology, also founder, and has been Secretary of the Section Art and Design of the Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass. He curated several exhibitions and developed an intense activity of research in archeology, with funded projects in Spain and Portugal by the Committee of Science and Technology (CYCIT) continuing at present. He is involved in international research teams working in archeology, ethnography and heritage in Morocco and Algeria supported by the governments of Spain (AECID) and France (CNRS). He has given numerous lectures in Spain and abroad and usually is teaching in PhD and Masters at the University of Valencia, the Polytechnic University at Valencia and the University of Granada, participating in numerous international conferences. As recent books are La cerámica valenciana apuntes para una síntesis (Valencia, 2009), the coordination of the Manual de Cerámica Española Medieval y Moderna (Madrid, 2010), and over 130 articles in conferences and journals.
TILES AND IDENTITY BY PATTERN CLASSIFICATION
Maria de Fátima Vale de Gato Santos Rodrigues | Departamento de Matemática – FCT NOVA and CMA
Pedro Jorge Santos Freitas | Departamento de História e Filosofia das Ciências – FCUL and CIUHCT
Fátima Rodrigues is Assistant Professor of the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon. She received her doctorate in Mathematics in 2006 from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Her main research interests are Algebra and Combinatorics. She already participated in the Comenius LLP project MiMa – Mathematics in the Making and she was the Commissioner of the MATER Exhibition, in the framework of Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013. In this Exhibition she was responsible for the Mathematics and Art module, where a mathematical classification of pattern tiles and friezes was developed. She has also several years of experience concerning the development and application of math activities to young children and the dissemination of mathematical ideas to the general public.
Pedro Freitas is Assistant Professor of the Department of History and Philosophy of Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He received his doctorate in Mathematics in 1999 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His main research interests are history of mathematics, and studies involving the relationship of mathematics and other subjects. For the past few years, he has developed, with Simão Palmeirim, a study of the geometric work of Almada Negreiros. He is also engaged in outreach and recreational mathematics.
PUBLICITY TILE PANELS IN PORTUGAL: A SINGULARITY WITHIN IDENTITY
Cristina Carvalho | Casa–Museu Medeiros e Almeida
Cristina Carvalho graduated in Historical Sciences, (Universidade Livre, Lisbon) post-graduated in Museology and Patrimony (Universidade Nova Lisbon) and got a master degree in Fine Arts (Universidade Católica Portuguesa) with a thesis dedicated to Publicity Tiles in the Region of Lisbon. She has started her professional life as high school teacher and later on has worked in the touristic disclosure of cultural heritage, by guiding visits in museums, monuments historical centers, all over the country. For more than seven years catalogued the collections of the Queluz National Palace and did the same work, for one year, at the Municipal Museum of Santarém. She has also collaborated as tutor with the Portuguese E-learning university (Universidade Aberta), teaching different Academic Units in the Art History, Museology and Patrimony field. Currently works as curator at Casa–Museu Medeiros e Almeida.
THE AZULEJO AS COLONIAL SYMBOL OF POWER: A DECONSTRUCTION THROUGH SUGAR AND ART
Shelley Miller | Independent artist
Shelley Miller is a Montreal-based visual artist who works in public spaces as well as with the public, creating permanent public artworks as well as street art and community-engagement projects. Miller has been working with sugar as a medium for nearly 18 years, using it to address ideas of taste, desire, consumer culture, excess and greed. Her work with sugar evolved to include murals that address the not-so-sweet history of sugar and its’ roots in slavery and colonization. She continues to use sugar as a material for its richness in cultural meaning, using sugar to address systems of power and corruption.
Since 2010, Miller has expanded her love of street art and working site-specifically, to include permanent public art commissions to her repertoire. She has created permanent artworks within the healthcare, education, and transportation systems, as well as for private corporations. Each artwork is designed with site in mind, often incorporating local history or materials that reflect their surrounding. This includes creating artworks that are harmonious with the surrounding architectural materials and style. As project manager she has experience working with architects, engineers, administrators and fabricators to achieve a final artwork that is timeless, yet unique to each space.
Miller completed her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design and a Master’s of Fine Arts from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She has received numerous grants and fellowships including a Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award. She has attended residencies and created works in Brazil, India, Australia, The United States and Canada.
CONTEMPORARY AZULEJO: AN IDENTITY ISSUE?
Inês Leitão | Az – Rede de Investigação em Azulejo [ARTIS-IHA/FLUL]
Integrated researcher (without PhD) at ARTIS – Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL), developing activity in the Az – Rede de Investigação em Azulejo. She is currently a doctoral fellow of the Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), at FLUL, in the context of which she studies contemporary tile production applied in public space (1950-2020). In 2016 she obtained a master’s degree in Art, Heritage and Theory of Restoration by the same faculty, with a dissertation entitled A arte pública e a construção do lugar. A presença do azulejo (1970-2013). As a researcher she has been involved in some projects, such as Az Infinitum – Azulejo Indexation and Referencing System and Cataloguing Portuguese tile patterns, having also integrated the permanent team of the monthly seminar AzLab – Studies on Azulejo. She also participated in the project Off-Off Lisbon: Alternative Urban Narratives, developed by the group THELEME – Interart and Intermedia Studies (Centre for Comparative Studies, FLUL). Her main research interests are contemporary azulejo and public space, with chapters of books and articles published.