ESPORO sees itself as a seed that aspires to create new views and routes over the territory, in the relationship between art and nature and between both and the community. It is a cultural and artistic dissemination project promoted by the municipalities of Figueiró dos Vinhos, Ansião and Proença-a-Nova, which is based on the conservation, protection, promotion, and development of the natural and cultural heritage.
Inspired by the perpetual movement of people and their action in geography, which incorporates implicit characteristics of a territory that resists, of a landscape that influences people and people who influence the landscape, in a symbiosis of generations, ESPORO presents itself as a cultural and artistic dissemination, which adds to this unique condition of resilience and resistance of an interior region, a positive attitude, of acceptance, of creation and rebirth, based on a look at the best that exists and that can and should be shared. ESPORO materializes as a seed territory, by tracing a new path, a new route, in areas of nature, through artistic practices in the field of plastic arts, visual arts, performing arts and music, which together with mapping actions, mediation, training, involvement of communities and popular culture, create a dialogue for the construction of a tourist-cultural project, capable of adding value to the existing culture and heritage.
ESPORO works on the poetics of admirable places which we aspire to reveal or give a new look to, such as Fragas de São Simão, the village of Campelo, Cabeço do Peão and Foz de Alge in Figueiró dos Vinhos, the Municipal Forest, the Moinhos do Outeiro, the ruins of Torre da Ladeia and Mancha de Carvalho Cerquinho in Ansião and Cabeço dos Três Marcos, Ribeira do Vale d'Água, Padrão and the Miradouro das Corgas in Proença-a-Nova.
The ESPORO Route presents itself as the result of the work of a dozen national and international artists - João Louro, Maria Ana Vasco Costa, Bosoletti, NeSpoon, ±MaisMenos±, Pedro Gramaxo, Ruído, Tiago Francez, Sawu and Colectivo Til – who , according to their concerns, conceptual approaches and their aesthetics, developed 12 site specific interventions / installations, in different formats, mediums and temporalities, in these unique places where nature prevails.
ESPORO assumes itself, in this way, as a lever for the (re)discovery of these territories, of their (new) identities and constitutes itself as a reference brand for this region of Pinhal Interior.
Public Art Project + Exhibition + Workshop
Figueiró dos Vinhos City Council, Ansião City Council and Proença-a-Nova City Council
cultural place-making, concept, naming, curation, development, graphic identity and co-production
Figueiró dos Vinhos, Ansião and Proença-a-Nova
Plastic and Visual Arts Artists
±MaisMenos± (Portugal), Bosoletti (Argentine), Colectivo Til (Portugal), João Louro (Portugal), Maria Ana Vasco Costa (Portugal), Mariana Vasconcelos (Portugal), NeSpoon (Poland), Pedro Gramaxo (Portugal), Rui Gaiola (Portugal), Ruído (Portugal), Sawu Studio (Spain) and Tiago Francez (Portugal)
Performing Arts and Music Artists
Ana Lua Caiano (Portugal), Arianna Casellas (Venezuela), Bia Maria (Portugal), Celino (Portugal), Homem em Catarse (Portugal), Joana Martins (Portugal), João Barradas (Portugal), Mário Delgado (Portugal), Rita Carmo Martins (Portugal), Sérgio Carolino (Portugal) and Valter Lobo (Portugal)
‘PERSPECTIVAS’ by Rui Gaiola (Portugal)
Landscape and Nature Photography by Rui Gaiola (Portugal)
Cultural Digital Marketing by Acesso Cultura
Out of the box (urban) Art by Ruído (Portugal)
‘ESPORO’ by Mariana Vasconcelos (Portugal)
‘ESPORO | Disseminação Cultural e Artística’
oriented by the curator Lara Seixo Rodrigues
Artist: Bosoletti (SEME)
Artist: João Louro (Dead End)
Artist: Tiago Francez (ExHumus I)
Artist: Tiago Francez (ExHumus II)
Artist: NeSpoon (Capela)
Artists: Ruído (Frágil)
Artist: Maria Ana Vasco Costa (Untitled II (Bodies of Water))
Artist: ±MaisMenos± (A LENDA)
Artists: Colectivo Til (O Regolfo)
Artists: Sawu (Coroa)
Artist: Pedro Gramaxo (Graça I)
Artist: Pedro Gramaxo (Graça II)
Artist: Pedro Gramaxo (Graça III)
Documentary Film: Mariana Vasconcelos (ESPORO)
Photo Mapping: Rui Gaiola
Photography exhibition: Rui Gaiola (PERSPECTIVAS)
Nature and Landscape Photography Masterclasses with Rui Gaiola
Cultural Digital Marketing Training actions
Talks with Artists
ESPORO Route Presentation