Affaires Étrangères / Negócios Estrangeiros Performances

Public event

Performance Program

Affaires Étrangères / Negócios Estrangeiros (Foreign Affairs) is a simultaneous exhibition accompanied by performances and a conference taking place in several venues in France and Portugal. It will present the original works of over 30 artists and thinkers exploring the forms and paradoxes of diplomatic action and language. The works of this community of translators will be “translated” from one country to another throughout the exhibition and on the occasion of events conceived as “diplomatic acts”.
Diplomatic issues seem to have never required so much attention as in our time of multiple crises, mutations and brutality.

A program developed by Art by Translation and AiR 351.
Curated by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot with Luísa Especial

Exhibition from April 9 to June 5, 2022

Event organised as part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season
With the support of Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France and DGARTES, Direção Geral das Artes / República Portuguesa and the Municipality of Torres Vedras.

In partnership with TALM- École Supérieure d’Art et de Design; École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Centro de Artes e Criatividade, Torres Vedras; Museu da Presidência da República, Lisbon and Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD), Politécnico de Leiria.


Opening and performances program
Saturday April 9, 2022, from 2.30pm to 8.30pm

Palácio Nacional de Belém and Centro de Artes e Criatividade (CAC), Torres Vedras

Museu da Presidência da República, Belém
(access at 2pm)

2.30 pm
Opening speeches crossed by the performance False-friends by Joshua Schwebel.

2.50 pm
Temo Javakhishvili, TRANS, 1997/2022, variable length.

3.10 pm
Alison Knowles, Newspaper Music, 1962/2022, 10 mins.

3.30 pm
Keren Benbenisty and João Pimenta Gomes, Alto Mar (Mare Liberum), 20 mins.

4 pm
Laura Genes, Serpentis II, 5 mins.

CAC Torres Vedras

5.30 pm

5.30 pm
Mark Geffriaud, We´ll see, 2020.

5.40 pm
Maria Trabulo, Les mois chauds, 15mins.

6 pm
André Guedes, A fruit turns into a stone and then into a knife, 2hrs approx..

6.20 pm
Vir Andres Hera, James Evans, Beatrix and the EPV, 30mins.

7.05 pm
Vinit Agarwal
Patat’si Patat’sa: Fragments of the Tamarind Archive, 2022.
Tamarin Season, 2022.

Fabien Vallos

In continuum:
Géraldine Longueville
Amaraylia, 2022