Saturday, 19 August 2017
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Contemporary art exhibition opens August 18th, Vila do BispoThe desire to do good while can always get worse” - A Contemporary art exhibition by Dorota Lukianska - Aug 18 to Sept 17. Admission free.

VenueInterpretation Centre of Vila do Bispo
Official opening: August 18th from 1 pm to 3.30 pm
Open:  Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

"The desire to do good while it can always get worse" 

Henrique was a prince of Portugal, son of the king D. João I and the queen D. Filipa de Lencastre. He was born in Porto in 1394, and departed for eternity in Sagres in 1460.

Knight, Catholic, powerful man, visionary, intelligent, astute and enterprising, Infante D. Henrique (as he was known) was a remarkable man in his age and a leading figure in the process that made the world better known to itself. The "Navigator" (a name for which he also became universally known) did not sail much, but had the human, financial and power resources to send expeditions that broke the waters of the Atlantic and recognized places like the islands of Porto Santo, Madeira, The Azores, Cape Verde and an important territorial extension of the west coast of Africa to Sierra Leone.
One of the favorite places of this visionary prince was the Vincentian promontory. He was interested in Sagres and there founded, from 1443, a settlement. However, its name was also linked to the Cabo de São Vicente, the Hermitage of Santo António de Vila do Bispo, Raposeira and the Hermitage of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

As happened during his life, D. Henrique continues, after five and a half centuries, to arouse enthusiasms and passions. The exhibition of art, "The desire to do good while can always leads us to do worse," by Dorota Lukianska is a good example of this reality.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, where the use of cork, palm trees, shells, maps and other materials, Dorota Lukianska, invites us to enter an interesting domain of spaces, feelings and experiences that reflect well her own experiences with the universe of the own prince of the Dynasty of Avis and Duke of Viseu.

After all, Men, History, Works and Spaces, throughout the ages, have not left anyone indifferent. We all have experiences associated with these realities. - Dr. Artur Jesus

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