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
http://miragalerias.net // miraforum@miragalerias.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
http://miragalerias.net // espacomira@miragalerias.net
Tuesday – Saturday 15:00 to 19:00

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MIRA | performing arts

The MIRA | performing artsJoin the MIRA Space and the MIRA FORUM. It inaugurated on April 24 and is located at Rua Padre António Vieira nº 68, in Campanhã. It is a space designed for the performing arts, a box covered in honey-colored cork. The program is run by Hugo Cruz, responsible for Quintas Nomads that have been held at MIRA since September 2016. Here, in addition to the shows, there will be experimental sessions and open doors to open trials in the course of the construction process. presentations. Tertulias, conversations, workshops, cinema, concerts and exhibitions are part of the project of this new place. There is already a monthly poetry session to take place on the third quarter of each month, and a session dedicated to women on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Father Antonio Vieira, # 68, 4300 – 030, Porto - Portugal
(+351) 929 145 191 / (+351) 929 113 431
http://miragalerias.net // miraperformativas@gmail.com

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