This piece is the result of photographic research conducted in the following neighbourhoods of Oporto - Contumil, Pasteleira, ilhas da Boavista e Lapa, where illegitimate construction is common. The widespread use of illegitimate marquees as a physical annexe to city and suburban dwellings is telling of a sociological mindset. In this piece the artist makes use of these shoddy industrialized building materials and gives them a conceptual and sculptural meaning. In so doing, the artist highlights the irony of a common national architectural feature made by everyday citizens.


  • Title: Marquee
  • Creator: Ângela Ferreira
  • Date Created: 1993/2006
  • Physical Dimensions: 160.8 cm x 214.7 cm x 131.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Aluminium, plexiglass, PVC and zinc.

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