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"Sem Saudade: Fifty Years of Portuguese in Canada"
2003-10-02 until 2003-10-31
Sem Saudade (pronounced "sem so-dawd") is here interpreted from Portuguese to
mean "without regret." Portuguese-Canadians, the sons and daughters of the
great outward migration of the 50's, 60's and 70's, are beginning to interpret
their personal and common histories without regret, as active agents in their own, and in Canada's history. Contemporary Canadian artists of Portuguese heritage: Teresa Ascencao, Pedro Correia, Lucia Capriano, Joe Lima, Miguel Rocha and Miriam Sampaio present selected works at Gallery 1313,in
The exhibition is curated by the Sem Saudade Collective: Artist Teresa
Ascencao, writer and cultural critic Anna Camara and writer/curator Daniel
Faria. Based on the successful June 2002 exhibit that attracted many visitors to
the Cambridge Galleries, Sem Saudade brings together six artists of Portuguese
heritage, representative of different regions of Canada.
Three artists from the original show in Cambridge will exhibit new work at
Gallery 1313: Teresa Ascencao, Joe Lima and Miguel Rocha. After a national call
for submissions last year, the collective received proposals from across
Canada and invited three to join the group: Lucia Cipriano from Manitoba; Pedro
Correia from London, Ontario; and Miriam Sampaio from Montreal.
In assembling a diverse group of artists who work in various media to
represent a broad range of ideas, the Sem Saudade Collective aims to celebrate and
create awareness of the contribution of Portuguese immigrant culture to Canada.
It also seeks to add to the discussion of issues relevant to contemporary
artistic practice, uncircumscribed by ethnic identity.
Fun In Bed, 2003
Teresa Ascencao maintains a Free Artist Portfolio at absolutearts.com. See more of her work at: