Exhibitions, films, tours and digital archives in honor of José Cardoso Pires


Lisbon, Nov 08 (Lusa) – The city of Lisbon and Jam Air honored writer José Cardoso Pires, who died 20 years ago, with an initiative that included films, reading, sightseeing, exhibitions and digital archives. starting today until the end of the year.

The program, which will go through the city library of Palácio Galveias, Hemeroteca and Camões during November and December, starts today, 18:00, with the inauguration – at Galveias Palace – a photo exhibition by Eduardo Gageiro and with the program presentation, an initiative that will be attended by the city council for Culture, Catherine Vaz Pinto.

The photos reveal the involvement that for more than four decades has brought together writers and photographers, who, although they did not often work together, have mutual admiration and create a trusting relationship that made Eduardo Gageiro make portraits used by Cardoso Pires in the disclosure of his book, and which now displayed publicly, according to a statement from the Lisbon City Council.

Eduardo Gageiro will be present at the inauguration of the exhibition, which is a special portrait that is less well known by the author and which witnessed more than four decades of involvement.

Another highlight is the film dedicated to the author and his work, which will be displayed in Palácio Galveias, the first on November 15: "Fotogramas Soltos das Lisboas de Cardoso Pires", a film produced in 2008 by the Municipal Video Library from Lisbon, from "Lisbon, Book of Bordo", by José Cardoso Pires.

And this is precisely the book that Air Watch – which will republish the author's work – was launched on November 26, also at Galveias Palace, in a new edition, with photos by José Carlos Nascimento, which will display readings from quotes by guest actors.

Francisco Vale, editor of Water Clock, told Lusa that José Cardoso Pires's next book that was expected to come out was the novel "The Guest of Job", the winner of Camilo Castelo Branco Prize, which will be published in February 2019. And there will be a schedule for the next release.

Also on display at Galveias Palace on December 3 will be the short film "Os Caminheiros", an adaptation made in 2006 by João Guerra of the story that gave José Cardoso Pires the first book title (1943).

After the screening, the director and the players met for informal conversations, where writer João de Melo spoke of Jose Cardoso Pires' legacy as a short storyteller for Portuguese literature.

As far as the conversation is concerned, "Live testimony" is planned for November 17, informal conversations, where personalities from various areas, directly or through recorded testimony, will share memories of living with José Cardoso Pires, an initiative with intervention from Alice Vieira and Rogrio Rodrigues .

Two days later, still at the Galveias Palace Library, a lecture took place under the theme "Pope José Cardoso Theater: Submission of heroes", which collected parts of the original performers in 1965 (from Fernando Gusmão to the Modern Theater) – Ruy de Carvalho, Rui Mendes, and Luís Alberto – for conversations documented with the material at that time.

On November 22, the newspaper, from a collection of newspapers, reviewed the controversy surrounding the book that would not be: "Dinosaur excelentíssimo".

This presentation will be accompanied by an exhibition of all the titles of this title, both national and foreign, addressing this book in the context of writing with Censorship in Portugal de Salazar.

At the same session, a bibliographic exhibition of the first edition of the author's books will be inaugurated.

Another novelty was the presentation of Almanaque magazine in digital format, on November 29 at the Camões Library.

In this way, one of the most innovative editorial projects of his time (published between 1959 and 1961), conceived by José Cardoso Pires, was reflected in Sebastião Rodrigues's graphic work, and with texts with names such as Alexandre O & # 39; Neill , Luís de Sttau Monteiro, Augusto Abelaira, José Cutileiro, João Abel Manta and Baptista Bastos, now accessible to everyone in the digital newspaper archive.

On December 10, the publisher Guerra e Paz launched, at the Palacio Galveias Library, "José Cardoso Pires and Restless Reader", by Marco Noves, an essay that sought to uncover Jose Cardoso Pires's strategies and literary games.

This will also be an excuse to talk about art as one of the greatest voices of 20th century Portuguese novels.

The program also includes literary trips in the Alvalade neighborhood, where the author lived during an important period in his life, on a guided tour that evoked writers and his works, scheduled for 09, 17, 20, 23 and 30 November.

José Cardoso Pires was born in October 1925, at Vila de Rei, Sao João do Peso, but moved very early to Lisbon, after living two-thirds of his life under the Estado Novo police regime and the last in post-April 25

He studied without much effort at Liceu Camões and at the Faculty of Science, which he left before completing a degree in Mathematics, when he realized that he wanted to become a writer.

His first book was the author's edition, which came out when he was 24 years old.

Because the author's activities are not officially recognized, his documents make him not have a profession, as a poor person.

In fact, publication spaces, as a result of the ripening work of each work, are implied to complement its main activities with sporadic collaboration in publishers, newspapers and in publicity.

José Cardoso Pires died in October 1998, after suffocation suffered on the day he celebrated his 44th birthday.


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