Dear friends, We hope you are in good health and staying safe in these difficult times. We send a message of solidarity to those affected by COVID-19, as we work towards creative responses to the cancellation or postponement of some of our activity.
The lockdown hit us in Portugal on the day of our first exhibition opening at LAR, Lagos. On what would be our opening night for which artists and partners were diligently preparing for, there was a national announcement that the borders would have to close. Unfortunately, this meant that artists had to quickly return to their home countries, and so our exhibition was unexpectedly postponed. Our project timeline has since been affected.
As proposed by cultural agents across the world, there is an urgency to channel cultural production, which is an instrumental part of our lives, especially in times of crisis. As a global partnership between six different countries, we are adapting to these new conditions and collaborating closely to re-shape the ‘Contested Desires’ cultural programme. For now, we intend to amplify our digital presence to stay connected with all of you. We will share updates on our exhibition and next steps soon.
Stay posted for more information!