Poetry Session with António Poppe and Lula Pena

— Lisboa L5

Galeria Zé dos Bois

© Vera Marmelo
© João Manso

The session will take place at the Aquário, being compliment with the rules of social distancing provided by DGS. Capacity is limited and mask use is mandatory. Free entry subject to reservation to artesvisuais@zedosbois.org.

ZDB will host a poetry session, featuring original poems, epigraphs, and songs by António Poppe and Lula Pena.
This encounter is part of the 1st edition of Lisboa L5 – Festival Internacional de Literatura e Língua Portuguesa, an initiative of Bibliotecas de Lisboa, which celebrates literature and language in its multiple forms.

António Poppe

Visual artist, poet, and performer, lives and works in Lisbon. He studied at the Ar.Co (Center for Art and Visual Communication), at the Royal College of Arts in London, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he held a Master’s Degree in Performative Art and Cinema as a fellow of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Luso American Foundation for Development. He develops a hybrid work of poetry and visual arts, part of which has been edited by Assírio & Alvim (Torre de Juan Abad, 2001), Documenta (Livro da Luz, 2012) and Douda Correria (Medicine, in 2015, and Come Coral, in 2017). He has already performed and / or exhibited in venues such as the Serralves Museum, ZDB Gallery, Galeria 111, Culturgest, Fundação Carmona e Costa, among others. In 2015, he took part in Oracular Spectacular – Desenho e Animismo, at Centro Internacional de Artes José de Guimarães (CIAJG); in 2017, he exhibited Watercourse, with Joana Fervença, at Galeria 111, and participated in Encontros para Além da História, under the theme As Magias (CIAJG). The following year he collaborated with Mumtazz for the 6th edition of Encontros para Além da História, this time under the theme O Nascimento da Arte (d’après Georges Bataille), also in the CIAJG; collaborated with musa paradisiaca in Collaboration, curated by Filipa Oliveira at the Quetzal Art Center in Jachthuis Schijf, The Netherlands; and developed an artistic residence and seminar at Port 33, on the island of Madeira, part of the cycle Mais importante do que desenhar é afiar o lápis, curated by Nuno Faria.

Lula Pena

Woman of a presence and music as intangible as telluric, Lula Pena has developed a unique work with the calm and patience of the blessed, in counter-current with any notion of careerism. With the rhythm of one song per year, Pena has raised a very own aura. Invoking fado, bossanova, or tango, her music transcends cartographies and tropes of the genre, sustaining these references in a pan-global dimension, where the guitar and Lula’s haunting voice becomes the means for belief and revelation. Having debuted with the already mythical ‘Phados’ in 1998, it reappeared after a solitary rescue in 2010 with the stunning ‘Troubadour’ and again in 2017 with ‘Archivo Pittoresco’, with the edition of the very respectable and always attentive Crammed Discs. All in good time, every time. BS

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