Stories of the Collection VII

Donations and Bequests (1987-2021)

Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Registo de uma intervenção na natureza (1973) by Alberto CarneiroCulturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Alberto Carneiro

Registo de uma intervenção na natureza, 1973
Vintage gelatin silver prints on cardboard
70 x 79 cm
In-kind donation 1994/09/09
Inventory 422036
© Laura Castro Caldas / Paulo Cintra

Spanning the period from 1983 to the present day, Stories of the Collection summarises key moments in the formation of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) Collection. Across eight distinct points and through the presentation of its most important acquisitions, we follow the desires, tastes, policies and circumstances of each specific moment of the collection’s development: The Decorative Collection (1983-89); The Art Collection (1990-97); Diversification (2000-04); Photographs (1991 and 2005); Precision (2004-08 and 2014); Prints (2008); In-kind donations and Donations (1967-2021); and Resuming Acquisitions (2020-21).

Isto é pintura sobre papel, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Isto é pintura sobre papel, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Isto é pintura sobre papel, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Isto é pintura sobre papel, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Isto é pintura sobre papel, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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ERNESTO DE SOUSA, Isto é pintura sobre papel, 1977, silver gelatin print and collage, 5 x (50 x 50 cm), in-kind donation 1994/09/09, inventory 422038 © Laura Castro Caldas / Paulo Cintra

On 19 April 1994 the CGD Daily Council authorises the acceptance of artworks in accord and satisfaction of existing debts. After assessing the proposed list of works, Fernando Calhau selected 24 works by 21 artists: Alberto Carneiro, Ana Vieira, André Gomes, Artur Rosa, Cristina Ataíde, Ernesto de Sousa, Helena Almeida, Isabel Garcia, José Loureiro, José Paulo Ferro, José Pedro Croft, Julião Sarmento, Manuela Almeida, Maria João Salema, Miguel Branco, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Calapez, Pedro Portugal, Rui Chafes, Rui Sanches and Valente Alves.

A metamorfose II, Ana Hatherly, 1999, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Untitled, Ana Hatherly, 1970, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Untitled, Ana Hatherly, 1980, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Os Anjos II (da Série Rilkeana), Ana Hatherly, 1999, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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ANA HATHERLY,  A metamorfose II, 1999 /  Untitled, 1970 /  Untitled, 1980 /  Os Anjos II (da Série Rilkeana), 1999, donation 2012/03/26, inventory 664295, 664297, 664293, 664294  © Teresa Santos / Pedro Tropa

Since 1987, works have been incorporated into the CGD Collection through donation by the artists themselves: Ana Hatherly, António Ole, Carlos Nogueira, Jorge Martins, José M. Rodrigues, Júlio Pomar, Menez, Noé Sendas and, more recently, Bruno Zhu, Gabriela Albergaria, Manuel Botelho and Carlos Nogueira, among others; or by their legal heirs, as in the case of Geraldo de Barros and Júlio dos Reis Pereira. In other situations, artists have donated works following exhibitions organised by Culturgest (including artists such as Ana Jotta, Bruno Pacheco, Francisco Tropa, Leonor Antunes and Pedro Diniz Reis).

Linha da Terra (1997) by Pedro Cabrita ReisCulturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Pedro Cabrita Reis

Linha da Terra, 1997
Silkscreen on fabric
147 x 247 cm
Donation 2003/10/15
Inventory 563822
© DMF, Lisbon, 2013

On the occasion of the flag exhibition "Pode a arte ser afirmativa?" [Can art be affirmative?], (21.03 - 21.04.1997) on the promenade of the west façade of the CGD building (Rua Arco do Cego, Lisbon), programmed by António Pinto Ribeiro, the participating artists also donated the works specifically created for the exhibition: Alexandre Conefrey, Ângela Ferreira, Cristiane Möbus, João Penalva, Jimmie Durham, João Penalva, Julian Opie, Konstantin Kakanias, Lina Menna Barreto, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Mariko Mori, Marin Kasimir, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Rui Chafes, Pume and Pedro Cabrita Reis.

224.impr (da série (Im)permanência), Manuel Botelho, 2016, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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225.impr (da série (Im)permanência), Manuel Botelho, 2016, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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MANUEL BOTELHO,  224.impr (da série (Im)permanência) /225.impr (da série (Im)permanência), 2016, donation 2021/07/23, inventory 666663, 666664 © Courtesy of the artist       

In March 2001, the Board of Directors (BoD) deliberated on the merger of Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) with CGD and, consequently, the incorporation of its assets. Given the characteristics of the different types of heritage (including furniture, maps, graphic works, sculptures, paintings) and their chronology (with works dating from the 19th century), these assets were distributed into either the decorative collection under the tutelage of CGD's Historic Heritage Office (GPH), or into CGD's Contemporary Art Collection, which would be managed under the aegis of Culturgest from 2006.

Credits: Story

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Hugo Dinis
Translation
KennisTranslations
Coordination
Lúcia Marques

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