Networks and Partners

The HANGAR project is possible thanks to several strategic partnerships.

HANGAR is initially launched with the financial support of the City Hall Local Partnerships BipZip program.

To implement and pursue our goals, we have as partners: Artéria – Atelier de Reabilitação Urbana, Orfeu Negro, Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Beyond Entropy and Gasworks.

We aim to broaden our scope of partners to include other entities that share the same goals and mission as HANGAR.

The goal of Anna Lindh Foundation is to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures. Since its launch in 2005, the Anna Lindh Foundation has launched and supported action across fields impacting on mutual perceptions among people of different cultures and beliefs, as well as developing a region-wide Network of over 3000 civil society organisations.

Currently based in Egypt (headquarters are in Alexandria), Anna Lindh Foundation was set up in 2005 by the governments of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Euromed), a political agreement made in 1995 between the European Union and Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Syria and Turkey.

The Hangar project is a member of Anna Lindh.

HANGAR space is partner with Artéria Architecture and Urban Regeneration, a collective of architects in charge of the architectonic proposal. XEREM and Artéria have been collaborating frequently in artistic projects. Artéria is an independent and multidisciplinary studio, founded in 2011, by Ana Jara, Lucinda Correia and Sara Goulart, which designs, develops and disseminates projects of urban rehabilitation.

Beyond Entropy is a not-for-profit limited company registered in the United Kingdom. Beyond Entropy was originally developed by Stefano Rabolli Pansera in 2009 as a trans-disciplinary research at the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, in London. Beyond Entropy Ltd is now an independent collaborative practice operating globally in association with public organizations, private institutions and governmental agencies. Beyond Entropy Ltd operates at the threshold between art, architecture and geopolitics while developing a variety of projects: from curatorial activities to art installations, from architectural interventions to master-plans, from public debates to publications. Beyond Entropy Ltd operates as a holding company, owning shares in each affiliated company, which is directed by a local partner. Beyond Entropy Africa, registered in Angola in 2012, is directed by Paula Nascimento while Beyond Entropy Books, registered in Italy, is directed by Tankboys.

Beyond Entropy considers energy beyond the rhetoric of sustainability and questions preconceived notions in order to produce new ideas about the space we inhabit — our homes, cities, and territories. Energy is a conceptual device used to conceive new architectural strategies that reveal space not as a fixed, measurable entity but as a temporal coalescence of continuously unfolding forces. The research is articulated around four concepts: entropy, form, energy, and space. Entropy is the clearest notion of the four: everything seems to pass from order to disorder. Form is the principle that makes reality understandable, and as such, it is a meaning. Energy is the most abstract concept. We don’t really know what it is; it cannot be confused with electricity nor assimilated with force. It remains constant, never increasing or diminishing. Like energy, space is far from being a fixed, quantifiable entity opposed to temporality; it requires a mode of becoming as it is constantly transforming. This is why it is impossible to separate space from its evolution in time.

The Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) was founded in 1998 as a scientific unit of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon. CEC  embraces the comparative analysis of literatures, arts and cultures, supported by interdisciplinary methodologies and highly theorized approaches.

The projects undertaken in the Centre utilise multidisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches, drawing on concepts, epistemologies and objects from other disciplines and fields. Comparative and world literature, postcolonial studies, intermedia studies, cultural studies, translation studies, critical security studies, memory and cognitive studies are examples of lines of research that CEC has embraced. Issues of interculturality, textual and cultural translation have been major tendencies transversely present in many of the initiatives.

An emphasis on spatial questions as well as on approaches that articulate these with issues of time, history and memory – and the narrative and interpretive processes linked to both – are also a major feature that unites the different research projects, notwithstanding the variety of approaches and methodological procedures they adopt.

CEC is a partner of HANGAR in its program of talks and seminars and participation

Established in 1994, Gasworks is a contemporary art organisation based in South London, housing eleven artists’ studios and offering a programme of exhibitions and events, artists’ residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Seven studios are rented to London-based artists and four are reserved for the International Residency Programme for non-UK based artists.

Gasworks hosts up to sixteen residencies a year, encouraging the exchange of ideas between international and local practitioners. The non-prescriptive and process-based nature of the residencies allows visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new context, or to conduct research benefiting from London’s resources. As a result, residencies generally culminate in an Open Studio. The residencies programme is also accompanied by activities such as talks and seminars, aiming to introduce the general public to international artists and their practice.

The exhibition space accommodates four main projects a year, as well as a series of small-scale events. The programme includes solo and thematic exhibitions, screenings, workshops and seminars. Gasworks focuses on visual arts practice in its broadest sense, including design, documentary filmmaking and media art, amongst other areas of activity. These are all linked by a commitment to constantly reassess the position of artists within their wider cultural, social and political frameworks.

Find out more about Gasworks and how they work with artists in this short film produced by Artquest.

Edições Senhora do Monte is a publishing house founded in Lisbon in January 2014 by Anafaia Supico, Begoña Claveria and Nuno Barroso. The publications are related to image and iconography. Until this day the catalogue is composed by five books and three series of prints.

www.edicoessenhoradomonte.com

Emma is a non-profit organization for artistic and cultural contemporary practices conceived as a place for experimentation, exchange and collective experience that encourages dialogue and exploration in the arts.

Emma works as a collaborative curatorial organization developing an international program of encounters, residencies, exhibitions and presentations through a hybrid network of independent, institutional and private associates with the aim to support artistic practices both during the project and production processes.
Emma is founded and directed by curator Veronica Valentini in partnership with a multiplicity of collaborators coming from various areas of society.

O Instituto Tomie Ohtake, inaugurado em novembro de 2001, destaca-se por ser um dos raros espaços da cidade de São Paulo especialmente projetado, arquitetônica e conceitualmente, para realizar mostras nacionais e internacionais de artes plásticas, arquitetura e design.

Como homenageia a artista que lhe dá o nome, o Instituto desenvolve exposições que focalizam os últimos 60 anos do cenário artístico, ou movimentos anteriores que levam a entender melhor o período em que Tomie vem atuando, organizando mostras inéditas no Brasil como Louise Bourgeois, Josef Albers, Yayoi Kusama, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, entre outras.

Além de um programa de exposições marcante na cena cultural brasileira e que se desdobra em outras atividades como debates, pesquisa, produção de conteúdo, documentação e edição de publicações, o Instituto Tomie Ohtake desenvolve, desde a sua fundação, ampla pesquisa no ensino da arte contemporânea. Por isso, foi pioneiro na criação de novos processos para a formação de professores e de alunos das redes pública e privada, além de realizar uma série de atividades dirigidas ao público em geral e projetos de estímulo ao desenvolvimento da produção contemporânea.

Orfeu Negro is dedicated to publishing essays and other documentary work in the context of contemporary art, focusing on the transversality of artistic thought in the contexts of dance, theater, cinema, photography, music, architecture and the visual arts.

THE ART OF PERFORMANCE, by criticic and art historian RoseLee Goldberg, marks the debut in 2007 of the Orfeu Negro catalogue, defining its lines of development and guidance. Today, the catalogue includes reflection works on the artistic creation modes, the relationship between art and culture and the intersection of the various arts, counting among its authors Peter Brook, Julian Bell, Le Corbusier, Laurence Louppe, Slavoj Zizek and Jacques Rancière.

In 2008 the ORFEU MINI Collection is born, a series of picture books for children and adults and, in 2010, it launched the Casimir collection with unusual titles for mature and extravagant people. The library  and documentation center of HANGAR in its educational program will have a selection of books of this art publisher.

TINAWC é uma galeria de arte localizada em Luanda, Angola, com o foco na representação de artistas contemporâneos angolanos e estrangeiros e no desenvolvimento de projectos artísticos e culturais. Pretende ser um espaço multidisciplinar que se destaca por reunir artistas que, de modo geral, trazem referências históricas, tecnológicas, do urbanismo ou do design como elemento em comum, seja como suporte, plataforma, fonte de inspiração ou pesquisa.

De África para o resto do mundo, ou o inverso, a ideia base é a de apresentar o artista sem rótulos, ideias e ideais pré-concebidos. O artista é livre de explorar e de apresentar. A galeria serve de plataforma de representação, experimentação, afirmação e lançamento de projectos, exposições, comissões de artistas, amostra de colecção, projectos de residências artísticas, arquivos, workshops, palestras, filmes, pesquisas, simpósios e publicações.

 

The Hangar project is a member of the Triangle Network.

Triangle Network is a network of artists, artists’ groups and arts organisations, which has been growing since 1982 and is currently present in more then 30 countries. Through a programme of international residencies and workshops, together with public manifestations such as open days, exhibitions and a number of outreach activities, Triangle initiates the exchange of ideas through practice: a hands-on approach that relies on dialogue, process and openness.

Through its activities it has developed a unique web of exchange projects that connects local artists with their peers in neighbouring countries as well as further afield. In the last two decades, network partners have worked with over 4,000 artists. In Africa alone, more than a thousand artists have been to workshops and residencies within the continent or other parts of the world. Such exchange programmes have made a huge impact on artists’ careers, helping them to develop innovative and experimental work and raising their profile nationally and internationally.

Organisations that are part of Triangle are all independent structures and are mostly run by artists. Their relative small scale and personal approach keeps them flexible and un-bureaucratic. What keeps them linked to Triangle is a belief that local development comes from staying relevant to their own context and at the same time creating exchanges with peers in other parts of the world. The role of Triangle is to ensure the sustainability of the network by supporting its various partners, maintaining and strengthening network links, fundraising for exchange projects across the various partners and ensuring that communication between them remains open and leads to the creation of new opportunities for artists and audiences. Triangle is also involved in supporting the development of new projects and partnerships that benefit and extend the network through their activities.

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