© Marc Sarkis Gulbenkian
© Ricardo Reis
© Elsa Figueiredo
The photography exhibition, ”LONGING.IMAGE", on view at the Portuguese Pavilion, promotes the photographic work of selected Portuguese artists.
“Image”, or “Imago” in Portuguese, comes from Latin and is recognized in many languages. "Longing" or "Saudade" is one of only a few words in Portuguese that does not have a literal translation in many other languages. "Saudade" implies a feeling of nostalgia. "Saudade" usually refers to the memory of something that was, or is, dear to us (family members or friends, for example), of something that gave us pleasure to live, to share, to feel and that always remains in our memory. "Saudade" came into frequent usage after 1415 when Portuguese explorers and mariners left their homes to discover new worlds.
This exhibition of photographs by select Portuguese artists shows different types of photography, which allow us to expand our visual experience and invite us to feel a wide range of emotions.
On view from 26 - 31 March 2022