10th Vilamoura College Questions Festival gives birth to an art exhibition

Between the 2nd and 21st of May

The 10th Questions Festival of the International College of Vilamoura will give rise to an art exhibition at the Aderita Artistic Space Gallery, in Vale do Lobo Shopping, from the 2nd of May. 

"Why?" is the question that serves as the motto for a collective exercise around knowledge, Philosophy and Art.

The exhibition, which will open its doors on May 2, at 17 pm, in the presence of artists, students and teachers, embodies the work of 30 artists around eight questions formalized by students of the Colégio de Vilamoura and will be on display until May 10.

“Can we be happy alone?” (Tiago Sobral, 2nd year); “There are limits to our thinking” (Inga Lopes, 11th grade); “Is all knowledge true” (Bruno Baptista, 10th grade); “Where does the sea end?” (Gonçalo Tavares, 2nd year); “What matters most in your life?” (Sofia Silva, 5th grade); “What would happen if someone passed the end of the universe?” (Álvaro Tavares, 5th grade); and “Are humans better at creating things or destroying them?” (Débora Ferreira, 10th grade) were the questions that captured the attention of a group of invited artists.

«In the same way that the questions from the CIV community led to the production of works of art, they will also lead to the creation of new questions», says the Festival's mentor, Laurinda Silva.

«Both philosophical questions and works of art», he adds, «have in common an instigating dimension of knowledge and understanding of the world. In addition to other characteristics, they have the specificity of being open realities, which therefore lead us to the constant improvement of ourselves».

Adriano Aires, Adérita Silva, Bruno Ceriz, Filipe da Palma, Guilherme Limão, Luís da Cruz, Mary Berry, Margarida Gomes, Phermad and Sandro Soutilha thus make a journey around painting and engraving, passing through sculpture and photography.

«The synergies created between Philosophy and the various artistic forms open space for reflection. Each work, due to its contemplative nature, materializes the space for questioning and transforming the world», emphasizes Cidália Bicho, CIV's pedagogical director.

Over the three weeks, the exhibition will also feature parallel activities, such as sessions with the artist Mary Berry (May 13), with the CIV Young Storytellers (May 16) and the opening of a public session of Philosophy for All, of the 8 at 80, with the facilitator and mentor of this festival, on the 9th of May, at 17 pm.