Virtual exhibitions celebrating 500 years of Rua das Flores are now available
On April 28th 2022, CITCEM and Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto presented three Virtual Exhibitions, dedicated to the 500 years of Rua das Flores, which are now available to the public through the following links:
Rua das Flores I. Uses
Rua das Flores II. Materials and Shapes
Rua das Flores III. Meanings
The narratives of the three exhibitions are complementary to each other. Resulting from a curatorial work based on visual material that, for the most part, was produced for this purpose, the three virtual exhibitions rehearse a polysemic reading of Rua das Flores. From the contemporary, the visitor is invited to look at the Street in detail – online or offline – through the deconstruction of temporal layers.
In “Rua das Flores I. Uses” focuses on the street as “Creation”, a space of different “Uses” and “Mutations”. “Rua das Flores II. Materials and Shapes” shows how the street was made and is continuously transformed from “Materials. Shapes. Textures. Colors.” Finally, in “Rua das Flores III. Significances” shows other historical layers that marked this very determinant artery of the urban fabric of the Historic Center of Porto. Therefore, “Meanings. Experiences. Meanings.
Coordinated by Professors Ana Cristina Sousa (CITCEM/FLUP and DCTP/FLUP) and Maria Leonor Botelho (CITCEM/FLUP and DCTP/FLUP), the contents of the exhibitions were developed by a group of students from the PhD in Heritage Studies, specialization in Art History, from FLUP, with the support of CITCEM and Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto.