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Digital Platform on Contemporary Art from/in Portugal between 1993 and 2003 Anamnese (anamnesis) is a project that intends to create an information platform on visual arts in Portugal and on the activity of Portuguese artists in the international context in the second half of the XX century, through a chronology of events during the period from 1993 to 2003.
The fundamental aim of the project is to compensate for the lack in Portugal of a working instrument for researchers cogidas and the public in general that includes the visual and written information produced by the many institutions and private operators who have actively drawn up the profile of a context undergoing real development. Indeed, with the establishing of the institutional framework dedicated to the divulging of contemporary art over the last years, Portugal has come to occupy a position that points towards increasing professionalisation youjizz of the sector, accompanied by a positive quantitative and qualitative impulse of the artistic creation itself that urgently needs to be documented.
Anamnese will perform the role of a mega-archive of the activity of Portuguese institutions and artists, in which the public will be able to find a chronologically organised database. The fundamental extra value of the project comes from the fact that this information is dispersed, difficult to access and, in many cases, has not yet been made available. Anamnese will publish this mass of information, approaching each event from multiple and diverse viewpoints.
The mechanisms of classification and problematisation of a determined event are more and more sophisticated, and in this sense the platform will do justice to a growing public attention to this field. However, as producers of data, both the artists and the pornohub institutions frequently end up neglecting moments and systems of collecting / systematising / contextualising of their activity.
Given the desire to establish an information platform that is useful, innovative and unique in Portugal, we have deliberately opted for a solution that will be supported on the information produced by the various agents involved in the construction of our “arts system”, with the aim of taking advantage of the collective material and intellectual effort carried out, which lesbianas so far has not been accessible to a large number of art lovers.
The originality of the project thus involves the setting up of accessibility to conventionally dispersed sources of information. Indeed, the specific nature of an overall view on a given context comes from the fact that these syntheses are normally the product of research by an author that results in compendia or art history manuals (which are also scarce in Portugal), but which always stand out – and in relation to contemporary production this is even more strikingly true – as subjective views of that reality. The platform being developed is based on the concept of publishing, which serviporno obviously is also carried out through authorship work. Yet, in building up an anthology that intends to be extensive and consistent, we are for the first time providing the interested public with the opportunity to interconnect different narratives on the same issue in one single integrating information base.
This work, which was begun in 2002, has since then been developed and made available for widespread public consultation on the 17th of October 2006. In the meantime it was already possible to consult the sections a-z and 1a+1p+1a, which from the outset were an important tool for the divulging of Portuguese art.
The main section (events 93-03) will continue to be brought up to date with the inclusion of visual and written sources.
In the meantime, the Ilídio Pinho Foundation has guaranteed the continuity of the project in the sense of working on the years since 2003.
Finally, it should be noted that part of this project includes a printed version (Anamnese – the book) that includes the opinion of two hundred and fifty artists about the most relevant exhibitions that took place between 1993 and 2003, and which publishes an anthology of ten texts by critics (Alexandre Melo, Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, Carlos Vidal, Delfim Sardo, Isabel Carlos, João Fernandes, João Pinharanda, Miguel Wandschneider, Óscar Faria and Pedro Lapa) written in the same decade. This publication maintains the structure of the bilingual Portuguese-English site, and also includes biographies of the artists written by José Marmeleira.
The concept of anamnesis, which in its philosophical aspect relates memory and knowledge, here serves as a reference to the concern that has justified the carrying out of this project in its attempt to critically consider the recent past in order for us to be better located in the present.
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