A New Life After Being a Tree


Commissioner – Mami Higuchi and Graciela Machado

As part of an international artistic project, artists from different geographies such as Japan, Belgium, Latvia and Portugal were invited to work on fragments of the camellia tree, based on samples sent to each one and which were later found at the MNSR exhibition and in another exhibition at the Museum of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP). Through a poetic vision, the project seeks to think about ethics with nature, the transactional condition of human actions and the pictorial and artistic recognition of ancestral and transversal processes such as engraving.
The exhibition involves as partners FBAUP, i2ADS – Institute for Research in Art, Design and Society, MNSR, Associação Portuguesa das Camélias, Matriz – Porto Engraving Association and Japan Foundation.