The Galleries

A BIT OF HISTORY

On the more depressed zone of the city of Porto, Campanhã, two galleries were born that have Photography as main protagonist and that occupy two of the eleven warehouses in the Street of Miraflor. An overview of the archives locates its construction between 1908 and 1917 that served the commerce done through Campanhã train station. The storage of wine, the manufacture of fishing nets, office supplies and others, have seen the decadence brought about by new routes and new means of transportation.

Most of the abandoned warehouses looked doomed to collapse. It was its size (about 200 square meters), its height, the granite walls and the majestic doors that led photographers Manuela Matos Monteiro and João Lafuente to acquire two warehouses that are nowadays two galleries: Espaço MIRA and MIRA FORUM . One of the concerns was to recover both places respecting its plot and materials of origin and are now considered examples of a successful rehabilitation. The initiative of the two photographers has contaminated others wills and, at the moment, the eleven warehouses are occupied mostly to people related to the arts.

MIRA FORUM

The MIRA FORUM gallery is the second warehouse on the street of Miraflor with the number 155. It is an interdisciplinary place that, for the great diversity of supply, has been assuming a body of a cultural center in Campanhã. Exhibitions, talks and book launches, conferences, debates and gatherings, photographic journeys, concerts, plays or dance shows are some of the activities that highlight the gallery.

Miraflor Street, nº 155, 4300 – 334, Porto - Portugal
(+351) 929 145 191 / (+351) 929 113 431
miraforum@espacomira.net
Tuesday – Saturday 15:00 to 19:00

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Espaço MIRA

The Espaço MIRAis a gallery fundamentally focused on photography and its relationship with other arts and knowledge. It is curated by José Maia, who is developing a program that seeks to "consider the expanded field of photography», that is, to reflect photography in its multiple aspects. Conferences, cinema and performance cycles and a author books help critically reflect on the place and role of photography in the city and of the world today. Artistic in residences are also an important component in MIRA's intervention.

The gallery strives to establish close relations with the community and its institutions.

Miraflor Street, nº 159, 4300 – 334, Porto - Portugal
(+351) 929 145 191 / (+351) 929 113 431
contacto@espacomira.net
Tuesday – Saturday 15:00 to 19:00

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MIRA | artes performativas

The MIRA | artes performativas, vem juntar-se ao Espaço MIRA e ao MIRA FORUM. Inaugurou a 24 de abril e fica na rua Padre António Vieira nº 68, em Campanhã. É um espaço pensado para as artes performativas, uma caixa revestida a cortiça cor de mel. A programação está a cargo de Hugo Cruz, responsável pelas Quintas Nómadas que se realizam no MIRA desde setembro de 2016. Por aqui, para além dos espetáculos acontecerão sessões experimentais e poderão abrir-se as portas a ensaios abertos no decorrer do processo de construção das apresentações. Tertúlias, conversas, workshops, cinema, concertos e exposições constam do projeto deste novo lugar. Já está aprazada uma sessão mensal de poesia a acontecer nas terceiras quartas de cada mês, e uma sessão dedicada às mulheres na quarta quarta de cada mês.

Padre António Vieira, nº 68, 4300 – 030, Porto – Portugal
(+351) 929 145 191 / (+351) 929 113 431
contacto@espacomira.net

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