Stories of the Collection VIII

Resuming Acquisitions (2020-21)

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Glossolalia (Good Morning)Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos

João Maria Gusmão / Pedro Paiva

Glossolalia (Good Morning), 2014
16 mm film, colour, no sound
7'10'’, ed. 2/6 + 2 AP
Acquisition 2021/12/31
Inventory 574151
© Courtesy of the artists

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 (1987-2021); and Resuming Acquisitions (2020-21).

Melville na Bastilha (1991-92) by Álvaro LapaCulturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Álvaro Lapa

Melville na Bastilha, 1991-92
Acrylic paint, paper and varnish on canvas
160 x 130 cm
Acquisition 2020/12/30
Inventory 676054
© António Jorge Silva

In October 2020, the CGD Executive Committee, chaired by Paulo Moita de Macedo, resolved to authorise the acquisition of the painting Melville na Bastilha (1991-92), which had been part of the survey exhibition dedicated to the artist Álvaro Lapa, organised by Culturgest: Lendo Resolve-se: Álvaro Lapa e a Literatura [Reading Solves: Álvaro Lapa and Literature] (18.01 – 19.04.2020).

Untitled, from series "Trees", Ângelo de Sousa, 1990, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Untitled, from series "Trees", Ângelo de Sousa, 1990, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Untitled, from series "Trees", Ângelo de Sousa, 1989, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Untitled, from series "Trees", Ângelo de Sousa, 1990, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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Ângelo de Sousa, Untitled, from series "Trees", 1989-90, acquisition 2021/12/31, Inventory 574134, 574136, 574139, 574141 © Bruno Lopes

The following year, through the plan for the resumption of regular acquisitions defined by the Culturgest Board of Directors (chaired by Mark Deputter and assisted by Trustees Francisco Viana and Maria João Gonçalves), the respective proposals went to Culturgest's Visual Arts Programmer, curator Bruno Marchand, and are listed in three categories: established artists and "mid-career" artists, in both cases already represented in the Collection; and young artists not yet represented in the Collection.

Endangered and VulnerableCulturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Gabriela Albergaria

Endangered and Vulnerable, 2014
Watercolour and coloured pencil on paper
83 x 480 cm; 42 x (40 x 20 cm - each) + Box 21 x 41 x 4 cm
Acquisition 2021/12/31
Inventory 574146
© António Jorge Silva

On 13 December 2021, the Acquisitions Committee (composed of 5 members with voting rights: Emílio Rui Vilar (chair), Maria da Graça Carmona e Costa, Isabel Carlos, Raquel Henriques da Silva and Delfim Sardo; and 3 members without voting rights Mark Deputter, Bruno Marchand and Lúcia Marques, coordinator of the CGD Collection), analysed the acquisitions proposal presented by Culturgest's curator and Visual Arts programme and unanimously decided on the acquisition of 20 works by the following artists: Ângelo de Sousa, Armanda Duarte, Bruno Zhu, Gabriela Albergaria, João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva, João Queiroz, Pedro Casqueiro and Von Calhau!.

head, torso and limbs, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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head, torso and limbs, From the collection of: Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
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head, torso and limbs, 2012, wood line (balsa) (0,5 x 172 x 0,5 cm; 172cm –  height of the performer); white sheet of sandpaper, cut and folded (2 x 3 cm), acquisition 2021/12/31, inventory 574142 © Courtesy of the artist

The works by the established artist Ângelo de Sousa were presented at the exhibition Trees, curated by Bruno Marchand, at Fidelidade Arte - Chiado 8 (10.12.2021 - 04.03.2022) and at Culturgest - Porto (26.03 - 12.06.2022). The works of Gabriela Albergaria were presented at the exhibition A Natureza Detesta Linhas Retas, curated by Delfim Sardo, at Culturgest - Lisbon (06.04 - 27.06.2022). Works by artists Pedro Casqueiro, João Queiroz and Armanda Duarte reinforce the holdings of these artists' work already present in the CGD Collection. João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Von Calhau! and Bruno Zhu are the new artists introduced into the Collection, updating its representativeness and seeking to minimise the hiatus arising from the programmatic suspension of acquisitions between 2008 and 2020.

Man in the Closet (2017/2019) by Bruno ZhuCulturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Bruno Zhu

Man in the Closet, 2017-19
Men's trousers, wool, cotton, cardboard, hanger
Variable dimensions
Acquisition 2021/12/31
Inventory 574143
© Sebastian Bach – Courtesy of the Kimberly-Klark and of the artist

Credits: Story

Text
Hugo Dinis
Translation
KennisTranslations
Coordination
Lúcia Marques 

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
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