According to the dictionary, “lig” in English is defined as “a free party or show provided for publicity,” or “to take advantage of free parties, travel, or other benefits offered by companies for publicity purposes.”
However, here’s what organizers of the free Friday night event LIGA #1, Zaratan, say:
“It is common in the production of metals to use alloys (“lig”), that is, combining metals with other elements (usually non-metals) and the result of the mixture gives rise to materials that generally differ from the base metals, providing them with new qualities, namely increasing its mechanical strength, hardness, or resistance to corrosion.
And here’s what they say about the event itself:
“Curated by João Fonte Santa, LIGA is an ephemeral one-day event, which proposes the collaboration of two artists at each session. In this first edition, taking place on May 21, the invited artists are Alice Geirinhas and Eugénia Mussa.
Alice graduated in Sculpture from FBAUL, obtained a master’s degree in Contemporary Artistic Practices at FBAUP, and holds a Ph.D. in Contemporary Art from the College of Arts, University of Coimbra. She was an illustration teacher at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and at the Ar.Co art school. She was a programmer and coordinator of the training area at Bedeteca de Lisboa (2001-2005). She is currently a professor of Design in the Design and Multimedia course at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra and the Colégio da Artes.”
Alice has also done a bunch of solo shows around town, and won a few awards too.
“Eugénia was born in Maputo, 1978. She began her studies in visual art at City & Islington College, London, before training as a painter at Ar.Co in 2009. That same year she was one of the finalists for the Anteciparte Prize. In 2010, she received an honorable mention in the exhibition held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Banco de Moçambique. In 2013, she held a solo exhibition at the Espaço Arte Tranquilidade and showed her work at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Galeria João Esteves Oliveira, where she still exhibits regularly to this day. Her artistic practice evinces an abiding concern with rethinking the history of artistic movements in painting.”
*In the context of the covid-19 pandemic, the use of a sanitary mask is mandatory to attend public events and places are limited.
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