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Group Show “ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água”

These are group exhibition photos in Lisbon, Portugal of an artist group “Urban Dialogue” which I collaborate with for 9 years. I also went to Lisbon for this preparation.
There are 10 members in “Urban Dialogue” in total, 7 artists participated in the exhibition this time, and 5 people gathered in the exhibition space.
Espaço Espelho D’água is a complex culture center consisting of gastronomy restaurant, exhibition space and rooms for artist in residence.
It is in the best location on the banks of the Tagus River. There is a palace near here, owner Mr. Mario says “This is one of the most scenic places in Lisbon so the palace was built here, that is one of the reason why I decided to open Espaço Espelho D’água here.
I stayed in a room for artist in residence here for a week and prepared for exhibition with other artists.
They provided us breakfast and one another meal per day, we ate at the restaurant here every day, we ate at a terrace seat overlooking the river with a meal while drinking Portuguese wine and the taste is also very nice It was as if I came to a vacation.
It is just next to next door on the west side of the monument of discovery in the Belém area, so I also recommend this place for those traveling to Lisbon. There are some restaurants that are expensive and not very tasty as these are sightseeing spots around here, but I think if you come here you won’t be disappointed. But just because here is so popular, it is very crowded depending on the time.

TRIBUTARIES
Urban Dialogues

Artists
Amy Bassin – New York, USA
Aditi Kulkarni – Pune, India
Frie J. Jacobs – Zoersel, Belgium
Hidemi Shimura – Tokorozawa, Japan
Sonia Gil – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Uma Ray – Kolkata, India
Jana Hunterová – Prague, Czech Republic

Curator – Sonia Gil
Co-curator – Mark Blickley

openning on the 30th of september, 18h
Exhibiting from October 1st to November 30th.
Venue: Espaço Espelho D´água gallery space  Lisbon, Portugal  http://espacoespelhodeagua.com/

TRIBUTARIES
Our exhibition mirrors a global voyage undertaken by curious, international artists from around the world propelled towards the Tagus River via currents and streams joined together by the fluidity of ideas. Lisbon, once the world’s greatest capital of navigational exploration has become the 21st century port of call for the fleet of the four continent artists collective, Urban Dialogues.

Anchored to the cuisine of Espaço Espelho d´Água that echoes both the inclusive and distinctive flavors of points East and West, Urban Dialogues artists reflect this plethora of exotic taste by offering up creative work through a sea of sounds and images that conjoin different cultures and ideas highlighting their differences and similarities.

URBAN DIALOGUES
Urban Dialogues is a group of artists from different cities and cultures, experimenting with collaborations which bridge their global diversity and artistic similarities.

The group examines the complex interactions between artists, cultures, nature, urban interventions, cities, and technology, via photography, digital art and video, capturing the contradictions and analogies of our individual and collective histories, reflecting today’s new era of global engagement. UD artists all met via an artist social networking website, came together and and developed works using virtual tools.

The group will spend the week of September 24th to 29th at the Espaço Espelho D’Água Art Residence, giving sequence to a work process that started in April this year and will be finalized with the group’s exhibition on the 30th of September.

Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraExhibition space Espaço Espelho D’Água
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraIt’s a great space at Tejo riverside
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraOur collabolation work, “Pouring Water” music score installation
Consist of some each exhibiting artist’s work including a video work by Jana Hunterová and sound by Frie J. Jacobs – Zoersel, Belgium.
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraA poem SAME SEA on above dedicated to this exhibition by Frie J. Jacobs.

SAME SEA

When you see yourself
as a little boat on a river
and the river is getting bigger
you flow with the water as
the opposite direction
is impossible to go

You have no paddles
stuck in bushes by the shore
meet uncertain peril
as well as soothing harmony

and all things in between

Within a river’s stream of life
no life is the same, even if floated
alongside the world’s population

We all have to flux our own river
into tributaries that anchor us
to the same body of water

The waves of the estuary
are almost no waves
they are slower
therefore more beautiful

In the end
all the rivers mix and swirl into a
sea of similarity.

Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraEach artist express their “River” as an artwork.
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraFrom left, Uma Ray – Kolkata, India, Jana Hunterová – Prague, Czech Republic, Aditi Kulkarni – Pune, India, Amy Bassin – New York, USA Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraFrom right, Hidemi Shimura – Tokorozawa, Japan (mine), Sonia Gil – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Frie J. Jacobs – Zoersel, Belgium Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraGroup Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraFrie’s very sensitive work.
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraMy work made by Japanesepaper, threads and photographs from Suzhou, China.Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraClose up of my work Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraGroup Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi Shimura
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraOur collabolation work, “Pouring Water” music score installation Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraAmy Bassin – New York, USA Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraAditi Kulkarni – Pune, India Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraHidemi Shimura – Tokorozawa, Japan (mine)
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraFrie J. Jacobs – Zoersel, Belgium
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraSonia Gil – Rio de Janeiro Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraUma Ray – Kolkata, India

A part from video work by Jana Hunterová – Prague, Czech Republic (sound by Frie J. Jacobs – Zoersel, Belgium)
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraA work by a secret anonymous artist “Broc Bama” who contributed to our exhibition.Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraOur indivisual works
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraHidemi Shimura – Tokorozawa, Japan (mine) “Boundaries -wave-” Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraHidemi Shimura – Tokorozawa, Japan (mine) “Boundaries -swirl wave-”
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraMy individual artworks
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraUma Ray – Kolkata, India Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraAmy Bassin – New York, USA
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraJana Hunterová – Prague, Czech Republic
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraFrie J. Jacobs – Zoersel, Belgium
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraSonia Gil – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraAditi Kulkarni – Pune, India
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraSome photos from opening
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraSome photos from opening Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraSome photos from opening
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraGroup shot of exhibiting artists
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraEspaço Espelho d’Água at night
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraEspaço Espelho d’Água’s gastronomy restaurant
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraVertical garden
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraEspaço Espelho d’Água also provide quite nice foods. Traditional dish of dried cod fish, potato and kale.
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraPork with couscous
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraChicken with couscous
Group Show "ENCONTRO DE RIOS -URBAN DIALOGUES- @Espaço Espelho D´água"  Hidemi ShimuraVegetarian noodle

 

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