Collection of Artists
What does it mean to be an artist?
What happens when an artist uses its body as an archive of another artist's body?
Which information, memories, recollections are there to be transmitted?
Raquel meets artists and asks them to transmit her a fragment of their work. She asks them how they became artists, how they work, how much is their work worth, or what drives them to do what they do in the artistic contexts they operate in. In this piece, she places side by side artistic practices from various horizons in their relationship with the art market and society at large and work on what is afterall to be an woman artist and take her own body as a political manifesto
Until 2019, she collected 18 artists in various cities around the world: Bergen, Salzburg, Faro, Warsaw, Cincinnati, New York, Loule, Berlin, Orléans, Porto, Montemor-o-Novo and Lisbon.
In telling their stories, Raquel André tells us her own story.
This Collection is also accompanied by a collection of 8 mini-docs.
This work is part of the project Collection of People: Collection of Lovers, Collection of Collectors, Collection of Artists and Collection of Spectators.
September 2019 - Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisboa-PT)
Collection of Artists by Raquel André
Co-creation António Pedro Lopes, Bernardo de Almeida & Raquel André
Light Design Carin Geada
Sound Design João Neves
Costume José António Tenente
Artistic Collaboration Joana Brito Silva
Video Comunication Afonso Sousa
Co-production Teatro Nacional D.Maria II (PT), BIT Teatergarasjen (NOR), Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati (USA), Tanzfabrik (GER), Cialou/Mysl Foundation (POL), casaBranca – Festival Verão Azul / Cine-Teatro Louletano (PT), O Espaço do Tempo (PT), FITEI (PT)
Financial Support República Portuguesa - Cultura/ Direcção Geral das Artes, Financial Tour Support FLAD - Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento, República Portuguesa - Cultura/ Direcção Geral das Artes
Support 2017-20 apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
15–20/01/2018 PNEU - Szene - Salzburg - Áustria
18–27/02/2018 BIT Teatergarasjen - Bergen - Norway
20–25/04/2018 Espaço do Tempo - Montemor - O - Novo - Portugal
13–19/05/2018 Festival Verão Azul-Teatro das Figuras - Faro - Portugal
22–23/07/2018 Festival Verão Azul-Teatro das Figuras - Faro - Portugal
25–31/07/2018 Szene - Salzburg - Áustria
28/08—02/09/2018 Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati - Ohio - USA
17–22/09/2018 Chocolate Factory Theater - Nova York - USA
06–2/10/2018 Festival Verão Azul - Cine Teatro Louletano - Loulé - Portugal
09–20/12/2018 Tanzfabrik - Berlin - Germany
13–17/05/2019 FITEI - Porto - Portugal
26–29/05/2019 Espaço do Tempo - Montemor-O-Novo - Portugal
13–29/09/2019 Teatro Nacional D.Maria II - Lisboa - Portugal
03–04/10/2019 Bit Teatergarasjen - Bergen - Noruega
19–19/10/2019 Festival Verão Azul - Loulé - Portugal
08–09/11/2019 Tanzfabrik - Berlin - Germany
06–09/05/2021 FITEIdigital - Porto - Portugal
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