There is this collective, conscious construct around spaces with an evident artificiality. Regardless of whether we are talking about theme parks such as Disneyland, holiday resorts, or city centres overtaken by tourism or gentrification, we often encounter prisons which have been transformed into art museums, factories into shopping centres, markets into hotels, or churches into dance clubs. Most architectural works in our cities show, without a hint of shame, a relativism not very compatible with the objective representation of “truth”. But even before addressing “where seduction begins” (according to Baudrillard), we shall try to evoke this need for meaning we usually claim from architecture, and which leads us back to the restlessness of The Potemkin Village project.(…)

Pedro Bandeira – Architect

March 14 - June 13, 2020

There is this collective, conscious construct around spaces with an evident artificiality. Regardless of whether we are talking about theme parks such as Disneyland, holiday resorts, or city centres overtaken by tourism or gentrification, we often encounter prisons which have been transformed into art museums, factories into shopping centres, markets into hotels, or churches into dance clubs. Most architectural works in our cities show, without a hint of shame, a relativism not very compatible with the objective representation of “truth”. But even before addressing “where seduction begins” (according to Baudrillard), we shall try to evoke this need for meaning we usually claim from architecture, and which leads us back to the restlessness of The Potemkin Village project.(…)

Pedro Bandeira – Architect

March 14 - June 13, 2020

“Staged. Form the Potemkin Series”, Gregor Sailer. Exhibition in the contemporary art gallery Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Oporto, of the Austrian photographer’s project. It was already exhibited in important gallery, such as in Centre de la Photographie in Genève, Switzerland.

STAGED. FROM THE POTEMKIN SERIES

“Voyage” by Igor Sterpin, Belgian photographer, exhibition in contemporary art gallery Espacio/Jhannia Castro in Oporto. Thorough his black and white photographs he tells a journey in the Portuguese soul and in his life. Printed on Hahnemühle paper.

VOYAGE

“From Chic!ken to Chicken in love”, Moreno Monti e Matteo Tranchellini. Exhibition in the contemporary art gallery Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Oporto. The Italians fashion photographers here present a personal project.

FROM CHIC!KEN TO CHICKEN IN LOVE

“Ice. Paper, Intimacy and Skin”, 2019, Mercè Soler. Exhibition in the contemporary art gallery Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Oporto. The Spanish artist who develop her ideas through the art of bookmaking.

ICE. PAPER, INTIMACY AND SKIN

Tiergarten. A German Romantic Garden, Amparo Garrido, 2019. Exhibition in the contemporary art gallery Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Oporto. Garrido’s photographies are included in important collections such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Los Fondos de la Comunidad de Madrid

TIERGARTEN. A GERMAN ROMANTIC GARDEN

Paris Nocturnes, Andréas Lang, 2019. Exhibition in the contemporary art gallery Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Oporto. Nine photoengravings by of the German photographer which accompany the book "Sous les Ogives" by Tristan Barbarà Editions, which comprises the first chapter of the third book of Notre Dame of Paris by Victor Hugo.

PARIS NOCTURNES

Cris Dans La Nuit, Guy Monnet, 2019. Exhibition in the contemporary art gallery Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Oporto. French photographer who portrays the intimacy of women, prostitutes, in Philippines in the depth of black and white photos.

CRIS DANS LA NUIT

Nowhere, Juan Rodriguez, 2018. Exhibition in the contemporary art gallery Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Oporto. Juan Rodriguez is very well known for his architectural photos (Alvaro Siza,Aires Mateus, Souto de Moura). Here He presents a selection of photos from his personal project.

NOWHERE