© Marc Sarkis Gulbenkian
© Ricardo Reis
© Elsa Figueiredo
The photography exhibition called "LONGING.IMAGE", aims to promote to all visitors to the pavilion, the photographic work of Portuguese artists.
Imago, or Image in Portuguese, is a word that comes from Latin. Since Ancient Greece, it has been discussed and debated, as well as its concept has been changed over several centuries. An Image is a visual representation of a landscape, monument, place, person or object. The Image in Art can only be seen by the human eye in many forms like a painting, photograph, drawing or in digital format.
The word "Longing" or "Saudade" is one of the few words of Portuguese origin that does not have a literal translation in many languages and is closely linked to the feeling of some nostalgia. Since 1415, with the departure of the Portuguese to discover new lands, the word “Saudade” has been used frequently.
“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 was always present in our memory.
This exhibition contains photographs by several Portuguese artists and different types of photography, which allow to expand the visual experience and provide the public with the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of emotions.
On view from 26 - 31 March 2022