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
Vinit Agarwal, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Keren Benbenisty & João Pimenta Gomes, Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela, Jesse Chun, Clémence de Montgolfier, André Guedes, Mark Geffriaud, Laura Genes with Helder Silva (Impacto Visual), Vir Andres Hera, Géraldine Longueville, Musa paradisiaca, Pratchaya Phinthong, Joshua Schwebel, João Paulo Serafim, João Simões, Maria Trabulo, Fabien Vallos and works from art students.
– Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
– Ygrec – ENSAPC, Aubervilliers
– Centro de Artes e Criatividade, Torres Vedras
– Palácio Nacional de Belém, Lisboa
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.
INAUGURATION PROGRAM / Portugal, April 9
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)
Opening speeches crossed by the performance False-friends by Joshua Schwebel.
Temo Javakhishvili, TRANS, 1997/2022, variable length.
Alison Knowles, Newspaper Music, 1962/2022, 10 mins.
Keren Benbenisty and João Pimenta Gomes, Alto Mar (Mare Liberum), 20 mins.
Laura Genes, Serpentis II, 5 mins.
Bus leaves to Torres Vedras*
CAC Torres Vedras
Mark Geffriaud, We´ll see, 2020.
Maria Trabulo, Les mois chauds, 15mins.
André Guedes, A fruit turns into a stone and then into a knife, 2hrs approx..
Vir Andres Hera, James Evans, Beatrix and the EPV, 30mins.
Patat’si Patat’sa: Fragments of the Tamarind Archive, 2022.
Tamarin Season, 2022.
BANQUET[E]S XXXIX, 2022.
* Prior reservation needed: firstname.lastname@example.org
8pm and 11.30pm: bus transportation to Lisbon.