archive 2012 – oct / nov / dec

Book Launch /december 12th, 6:30pm

The book launch celebrates the 104th birthday of Manuel de Oliveira, the master of portuguese cinema.

DVD Launch /december 15th, 6:30pm

DJAAA / december 20th 11pm-4am

CONTRA-CAMPOS by Tiago Afonso e Jorge Quintela /12 dec 9:30pm

CONTRA-CAMPOS and the challenges of a film directing partnership

The underlying motto of the “Improvisations/Collaborations” series underpins this endeavour. Two filmmakers combine their directing skills, undertaking to discover and accompany moments of experimentation and construction of this series, without recourse to pre-formatted recording devices.

CONTRA-CAMPOS is neither exhaustive, nor lies outside the adventure of the artists who have been filmed. It doesn’t only aim to profile modes of fraternity and freedom, that derive from an open attitude towards co-creation. It also fosters reflection, through seeking dialoguing points of view – via counterpoints – in relation to a relatively under-analysed “genre” within the history of the moving image: the recording of the process of artistic research and its presentation in the form of spectacular objects.

The filmmakers try to assume the improbable and utopian place of (highly) participative spectators. They thus trace an experience which also transformed them. However, unlike purely performance-based works, a film is an edited object and as such, attempts to embrace and encompass a questioning attitude, the internal questioning of oneself via oneself…

Gaspar /november 30th, december 1st 10pm

Between the animals and the forest, this person struggles in order to survive. His gestures and behaviour confirm that he is already part of the space where he moves. Gaspar is in the civilization’s eyes a savage to whom is offered an opportunity of being normalized. Gaspar is educated in order to become well-formed and tidy.

Based on a story by Peter Handke


Tiago Correia


A Turma


Teatro Oficina





Adolf Loos: Our Contemporary /Dec 8th 2012 – Fev 4th 2013

Adolf Loos: Our Contemporary celebrates the centenary of the Looshaus in Vienna and the publication of Adolf Loos most provocative theoretical text: “Ornament and Crime”. Its primary aim is to map some significant reactions to Loos both among his closest followers, and more distant admirers, from architecture to cinema. Adolf Loos lived and worked at the time that cinema was in its first stage of making its cultural impact. He wrote film reviews about the stage set and its design.

From the moment of its appearance Loos’ cultural criticism never failed to elicit controversy and outrage. Couched in the language of his day, it reads as a polemic from another era that nonetheless continues to hold its own. One of chief objectives of the exhibition is to capture the uncanny sense of contemporaneity that Loos exerts, often in the most unobtrusive ways.

The exhibition will travel to the MAK Vienna in March 2013 and will be exhibited later on at the GSAPP Gallery at Columbia University in the City of New York together with a symposium at the MoMA.

Opening december 8th 6pm

Round Table December 8th 7:30 pm, moderated by Joaquim Moreno with:

Yehuda E. Safran – exhibition curator

Hermann Czech – architect

Rainald Franz – curator at MAK, Vienna

This exhibition is part of the Cinema Program of Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012

Free Entrance

Until February 4th 2013

Ângelo de Sousa: “Uma Escultura” (1972) /3 november-2 december

Opening november 2nd, 6pm

“Uma Escultura” is the title of a Super 8 film directed by Ângelo de Sousa at Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon in May 1972. The digitalized copy of the film is going to be presented for the first time at CAAA, along with the sculpture and documents.

Free Entrance

Gallery #3

Silvino Santos, An European in Amazonia /3 november-2 december

Opening: november 3rd 6pm

Silvino Santos (1886-1970) traveled to Amazonian forest during his youth. Sponsored by a rubber businessman, he headed to Paris to studied cinema with Lumière brothers. This exhibition presents us the life of this film maker and a selection of his photographic and cinematographic work.

Free Entrance
Gallery #1, #2

Ana Cardoso “um lugar a meias” /3 november-2 december

Opening november 3rd, 6pm

um lugar a meias consists of a series of drawings made on sheets of newspaper, where the creation of narratives seeks to address issues inherent to the graphic diary as an archive.

It is also presented a wedding dress in which we can read the embroidered words ‘blind date’, supplemented by an exhibition of photographs of the dress before this intervention.

We seek for um lugar a meias that lies in the space between what is the matter of intervention and the intervention itself, and only ends in the eyes and memories of the observer.

Free Entrance

Gallery #4

Made-In Round Table and Winners Announcement /27 october 9:30pm

Round table with:

Aldo Rinaldi

Barbara Holub

Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro

Patricia Brown

Ricardo Bastos Areias

(PT) Filmes de Bolso /9 outubro 21h30

The iniciative Filmes de Bolso takes place in two parts.

In the first part, short experimental films in Super 8mm are shown. In the second part, it’s screened the short-film Barba, that tells the story of three pre-historic characters that inhabit around a dolmen.

Siza Vieira – The Architect and the Old City /october 15 9:30pm

Reconversão /16 october 9:30pm

“Reconversão” portrays 17 buildings and projects by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura, accompanied usually by his own writings. It is a search for his architecture, without critical commentary. Only the tour guide at Braga Stadium offers generalizations, which fit that work well enough, but it may be the exception, not the rule. Souto Moura has the last word: “”If there is nothing there, I invent a preexistence.”"

Technically, “Reconversão” combines the crudeness of proto-cinema with the hyperrealism of digital cinema, bringing us back to the ideals of Dziga Vertov. Shooting only one or two frames per second and animating the images, in the manner of Muybridge, produces greater resolution, although not necessarily a greater sense of reality, and brings attention to the movements of water and vegetation that generally pass unnoticed.

A film by Thom Andersen

Free Entrance

(PT) Oscar Niemeyer – A Vida é um Sopro /17 outubro 21h30

Rem Koolhaas – A Kind of Architect /october 18 9:30pm

Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto, and the Guggenheim Heritage Museum in Las Vegas are working examples of the Dutchman’s visionary theories about architecture and urban society.

A film by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch

Free Entrance

(PT) Nuno Teotónio Pereira – Um Homem na Cidade /19 outubro 21h30

Sketches of Frank Gehry /october 20 9:30pm

A look at the life and career of architect Frank Gehry (1929 – ), a visit to four buildings (the Vitra Museum in Germany, Maggie’s Centre, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and the Disney Concert Hall in L.A.), and an inquiry into creativity in conversations between Ghery and Sidney Pollack, whom Gehry asked to make this picture. Early experiences (playing with blocks with his grandmother, drawing with his father, hearing Alvar Aalto lecture), discovering computer-assisted design, finding a psychoanalyst, experimenting on his own home, and bringing an artist and sculptor’s sensibility to architecture are part of Gehry’s story. Friends, artists, critics, and curators comment.

Free Entrance

REVER A CIDADE catalogue launch /october 4th 6:30pm

On October 4th at 6:30pm is launched the Rever A Cidade‘ exhibition catalogue – rephotographs from Inês D’Orey and Carlos Lobo of  the images from Colecção de Fotografia da Muralha.

Free Entrance

CAAA turns 1! /october 6th 2:30pm to 12am

pig roast

join us to celebrate CAAA’ first year!

Cri.D.A. /1-15 october

During the first two weeks of october, several sound installations are going to occupy some spaces in the city. Integrated in the competition of academic digital criation Cri.D.A., oriented for students from any institution from the north of Portugal, the are intended to promote the creativity in interactive art.

Developed in group or at solo, they will be placed in five different places: at CCVF auditorium entry and interior pateo, at CAAA corridor and gallery #4, and at Graphic Computation Centre at University of Minho.

Free entrace

guimarães nocnoc /october 5th, 6th, and 7th

Guimarães noc noc brings together all the artists / projects / art spaces listed in an itinerary that is confined to the city center of Guimarães. This itinerary can be done by foot due to the geographical proximity of the exhibition spaces. The itinerary is available on a map with a free distribution.


R. Brito /Genoma Collection, cinema

R. Brito /Z.A.P., installation

Carla Gaspar, Filipe Rego /Cíclope 3D, photography

A. Matos /registos CARDIO, drawings

Free entrance

Pedro Bastos “les portugais sont travailleurs” + “Capitalists, Hang Yourselves!!” /october 13-30

les portugais sont travailleurs

Opening october 13th, 4pm

Gallery #3

Free Entrance

Death Raw Material:

50  kilograms of galvanized sheet from abandoned buildings and warehouses.

200 rivets.

500 litres of out of date paint, kindly donated by Tintas Barbot.

78 meters of steel pipe.











Made-In /october 13-30 october

Made-In /Exhibition of the 12 pre-selected projects + 3 invited artists
Opening october 13th at 4pm

Made-In is an international competition of ideas for public artworks destined to reconfigure 5 public spaces in the city of Guimarães beyond 2012.

This competition is aimed towards art and architecture professionals, to present ideas for 5 specific sites, 4 existing Wash Houses and a proposed new one. The proposed ideas should comply with quality, maintenance and accessibility requirements considering public of all ages and the specific use of the proposed sites.

The 4 existing Wash Houses are located in the City Centre and its fringes and along the path defined by the watercourse Ribeira de Couros between Costa and Veiga de Creixomil. The fifth construction is also to be located along this path.

Filipa Areias “The Seven Ravens” /17-30 october

Grimm’s fairytale — “The Seven Ravens” — is illustrated, in this exhibition, with the objective of creating a visual narrative that aims to complement the original tale.
In this exhibition, the images themselves assume a prominent role. However, they were conceived to be part of the magical object that is the book.
So that these images can be interpreted within a larger context, which is in itself part of the narrative, they were hung on the walls and suddenly seem to create a forest.
Without the text, the observer can create his own narrative, which can be more or less like the original one, but never less true.
In this context, the purpose of this exhibition are the observers’ thoughts, their imagination, and their creativity.

Free Entrance

Gallery #4