Monday, December 11, 2017

Narrative about Permanent exhibition with help by International Artists - Green Tea Coffeeshop

A simple John Doe

Sometimes I get tired since I'm not a machine, but I love to dwell within my dreams and my memories.
Sometimes I don't know what to write while thinking on what's permanent until the end of this world.
 I know that people love adventures, I also love adventures and try to be some sort of adventurer with both my feet on the ground.
 Organizing this exhibition wasn't easy, thinking about this narrative was a complete brainwash since I must feel my heart, soul and body in sync while curating the exhibitions that I've exhibited all over the world.
 Everybody knows that I love books and that I love to read and write about stories (be them fictional/real or with or without artworks in them) so I've thought on taking pictures of samples of amazing artworks from the best artists in the world that are part of them and were part of others that I've curated in the past and will certainly be in others in the upcoming future.
 These artworks samples were randomly chosen and one can see in them international artists that I love a lot as truly gifted artists and human beings and that I consider my friends in this road that we call life and to whom I owe a lot.
 This video link of british band Depeche Mode with Dave Gahan's words are for all of you awesome artists that support some of my ideas


I feel you
Your sun it shines
I feel you
Within my mind
You take me there
You take me where
The kingdom comes
You take me to
And lead me through Babylon

This is the morning of our love
It's just the dawning of our love
I feel you
Your heart it sings
I feel you
The joy it brings
Where heaven waits
Those golden gates
And back again
You take me to
And lead me through oblivion

This is the morning of our love
It's just the dawning of our love

I feel you
Your precious soul
And I am whole
I feel you
Your rising sun
My kingdom comes

I feel you
Each move you make
I feel you
Each breath you take
Where angels sing
And spread their wings
My love's on high
You take me home
To glory's throne
By and by

This is the morning of our love
It's just the dawning of our love



 I've decided to put in all the pictures a cigarette box of mine with Portuguese tiles that I love a lot, a lighter, an ashtray and a picture of the main character of westworld tv series Ford with this quote "dreams mean everything. 
They're the stories we tell ourselves of what could be, who we could become."


Display one

  List of artists by countries at display one
Argentina
Mr ED (who drew my youngest niece Letícia and a simple cat)
Italy
Stefano Zattera (who made a drawing based on me as a smoker and thoughtful guy)
Poland
Bartosz Jekiel (who made a poster for this exhibition based on myself in a cup of coffee) 
Portugal
João Sequeira (who made a drawing based on me lost in smoke)
Spain
José Luis Ágreda (who made a drawing of myself feeling blue and red at the same time)
Santiago Sequeiros (who gave me a drawing of soccer coach Mourinho that I really admire)
Eduardo Alvarado Sanchez Cortez (who drew for me several me's being with soccer coach Mourinho's essence)
Ruben Pellejero (who drew for me an adventurer and a poet such as Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese)
U.S.A
Bill Koeb (who made a drawing based on me as a "cat person")


Display two
Argentina
Mukor Bazan (who made a drawing based on me as a simple man)
Carlos Dearmas (who made a drawing based on me as a bohemian kind of guy)
Belgium
Christophe Swijsen (who drew master David Bowie as the Thin White Duke)
Croatia
Danijel Zezelj (who made a drawing based on me as an emotional cat lover)
France
Walter Minus (who gave a drawing of a beautiful woman for me to wear in a personal t-shirt)
Spain
Santiago Sequeiros (who gave me a drawing to another exbibition that I've curated about identity with his own memories, heart an soul)
Daniel Esteve (who designed a picture of myself for a poster of another exhibition that I've curated with me and a double me with the Portuguese flag colours on it)
Toni Benages Gallard (who made a drawing based on me as a some sort of a vampire)
Sweden
Lars Erik Sjunesson (who gave me a comic book page based on music without a narrative)


Display three
Argentina
Fernando Sawa (who made a drawing based on me as a voyager)
MR ED (who made a drawing based on a kitty that I love)
MR ED (who drew a panel of a comic strip that I'm writing with help by him and other international artists based on a XXI century woman)
Brazil
Alex Korolkovas (who photographed live models based on characters in a book collection that I was organizing)
Croatia
Danijel Zezelj (who made a drawing based on me as an emotional cat lover)
France
Walter Minus (who gave me a drawing of a XXI century woman for me to wear in a personal t-shirt)
Poland
Bartosz Jekiel (who made a drawing based on me as an invisible chain smoker) 
Magdalena Minko (who drew a panel of a comic strip that I'm writing with help by him and other international artists based on a XXI century woman)
Spain
Pedro Espinosa (who drew a panel of a comic strip that I'm writing with help by him and other international artists based on a XXI century woman)
Fidel Martiñez Nadal (who drew a panel of a comic strip that I'm writing with help by him and other international artists based on a XXI century woman)
Daniel Esteve (who designed a picture of myself for a poster of another exhibition that I'v curated with me and a double me with a list of exhibitions and artists that appeared on them)
Daniel Esteve (who made a drawing based on me lost in a narrative)


Display four
Argentina
MR ED (who made a drawing based on Tom Waits)
MR ED (who drew a  XXI century woman reading a comic book with Mourinho's driving a bus at Porto)
German Genga (who made a drawing based on me with the Portuguese national soccer shirt with the mythical number 7 of CR7 and Figo soccer players)
Brazil
Eder (who made a drawing based on me as a serious kind of guy)
Croatia
Danijel Zezelj (who made a drawing based on me as an emotional cat lover)
Spain
Santiago Sequeiros (who drew a sketch study based on a XXI century woman)
Joaquin Aldeguer (who made a caricature based on me as a loony smoker)
Ruben Pellejero (who drew a XXI century woman photographing iconic comic book character Corto Maltese)
Sweden
Max Andersson (who gave me a drawing by him to use in a personal t-shirt for me)
UK
David Lloyd (who gave me an unused drawing of "V" character created by him and Alan Moore to use in a personal t-shirt for me)


Display five
Argentina
MR ED (who made a drawing based on a kitty that I love)
MR ED (who drew my youngest niece Letícia reading a book)
MR ED (who drew Mourinho for another exhibition that I've curated in the past)
MR ED (who drew Mourinho for me to wear it on a personal t-shirt for myself)
Finland
Terhi Ekebom (who made a drawing based on me as a dreamy kind of guy)
Poland
Bartosz Jekiel (who made a drawing based on me as an invisible chain smoker) 
Magdalena Minko (who made a drawing based on me with the soul of the city where I was born)
Portugal
Ana Biscaia (who made a drawing based on me and two of my nieces)
Spain
Eduardo Alvarado Sanchez Cortez (who drew me a bit lost being with Mourinho's essence)
Pedro Rodriguez (who made a drawing based on me based on iconic comic book character Will Eisner's The Spirit)


Display five
Argentina
MR ED (who made a drawing based on a kitty that I love)
Argentina
MR ED (who made a drawing based on me as an worldwide exhibition curator)
Argentina
MR ED (who made two drawings based on a XXI century woman)
Argentina
MR ED (who designed a poster based on a picture of me for an identity exhibition)
Brazil
Eder (who made a drawing based on me as a serious kind of guy)
Croatia
Danijel Zezelj (who made a drawing based on me as an emotional cat lover)
Poland
Nikodem Cabala (who made a drawing based on me as a cool guy)
Spain
Jon Ander Azaola (who made a drawing based on me and a kitty that I love)
Sweden
Nicolas Krizan (who made a drawing based on me and my main interests: women, soccer and cats)


 I've thought on the concept of mankind, of feelings like love, friendship, family, pets, memories with past, present and future colliding themselves into one.
 I also love to see things in movement.
 Narratives are hard to describe, they involve dreams, reality, emotions in the human brain, heart and soul like in the excellent TV Series Westworld that I've previously mentioned with a quote.
 The following british Radiohead's song describes a bit with Thom Yorke 's words what I think about the word permanent and life.



 "Life In A Glass House"

Once again, I'm in trouble with my only friend
She is papering the window panes
She is putting on a smile
Living in a glass house

Once again, packed like frozen food and battery hens
Think of all the starving millions
Don't talk politics and don't throw stones
Your royal highnesses

Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat
Well of course I'd like to stay and chew the fat
Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat
But someone's listening in.

Once again, we are hungry for a lynching 
That's a strange mistake to make
You should turn the other cheek
Living in a glass house

Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat
Well of course I'd like to stay and chew the fat
Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat
But someone's listening in.

I know and I always knew since I've started comunicating as a child and having memories.
Permanent is your health first.
Permanent is what you love.

Books 

Personalized books



Permanent is friends.

01

02

03


Permanent are feelings.

01

02

03


Permanent is laughter and joy

01


Permanent is being alive and thinking.

01


Permanent is family.

My youngest niece Letícia - 01

My youngest niece Letícia - 02

My niece Luzia  

My cousins Célia and Andreia



Permanent is life.
Permanent are memories in it.
Permanent is what you live in your own life.
Permanent is how you move.
Permanent is how you think.
Permanent is what you believe in.
Permanent is your own work.

Fantagraphics books


Maybe I'm wrong and I don't know what the word Permanent really is, but sometimes I get a bit lost like Mourinho was when he was battling for relegation zone in the premier league after Leicester defeat game with Chelsea at Stamford bridge like he mentions in the video below, because of some problems that he had with a doctor.




I'm a simple John Doe that was born in Porto and Mourinho's the best soccer coach in the world with tons of money and even him had problems being in a relegation zone.

Some people tell me to be careful with what I write and I always answer them that I try to write about facts and what I believe in be it in published books or in a mere blogue like this one.

Manuel Espírito Santo 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Narrative and info about exhibition - Music and Musicians - Boémia caffe - December 2017

Artwork based on me by Spanish Artist Daniel Esteve with the sentence "Buster or Lynch"

Opening - Music and Musicians exhibition - Boémia caffee 


While trying to write narratives and giving info about exhibitions that I curate all over the world, I get a bit confused while thinking on being a bit like American directors Buster Keaton or David Lynch with a jigsaw puzzle in my mind, organizing them in my mind, trying to put everything in its right place.  
 I try to focus on what the exhibitions and artworks sent to me by international artists and how do I vision them in my spirit  and trying to link them into some sort of story.
This exhibition will be a bit random due to lack of space because all artworks sent to me by international artists don't fit in all boémia caffe walls, while I try to show the magnificient pieces of art by international artists in all its splendour to the public.
 The exhibition will be as follow with artworks from these international artists in the first two weeks of December they will be displayed with these artworks, organized by Artist and its birth country:
Poster for this exhibition based on Radiohead's album "amnesiac" by Belgium Artist Christophe Swijsen and back poster by the same artist with the list of the artists with a design based on David Bowie's character "Thin White Duke". 

American Artist Chad Edwards with an artwork based on a band
Argentine artist Dario Mekler with an artwork based on a fictional musician 
Argentine artist Dario Mekler with two artworks based on a fictional band
Argentine artist Mukor Bazan with an artwork based on a violinist
Argentine artist MR ED with an artwork based on Musician Tom Waits
Argentine artist Teke Teke with an artwork based on the band Pixies 
Belgium Artist Christophe Swijsen with an artwork based on musician David Bowie
Belgium Artist Christophe Swijsen with an artwork based on musician John Coltrane
Belgium Artist Christophe Swijsen with an artwork based on musician Kim Gordon
Brazilian Artist Douglas P. Lobo with an artwork based on musician Chris Cornell
Brazilian Artist Gelson Mallorca with an artwork based on the band Rolling Stones
Croatian Artist Danijel Zezelj with an artwork based on musician John Coltrane
Croatian Artist Danijel Zezelj with an artwork based on musician Ella Fitzgerald
French Artist Isabel Pessoa with an artwork based on musician Serge Gainsbourg
Italian Artist Danilo Dast Strulato with an artwork based on the band Sonic Youth
Italian Artist Stefano Zattera with an artwork based on Musician Tom Waits
Italian Artist Rolando Cicatelli with an artwork based on Musician Tom Waits
Mexican Artist Gaston Ortiz with an artwork based on the band The Doors
Polish Artist Nikodem Cabala with three artworks based on musician Nick Cave
Spanish Artist Daniel Esteve with an artwork based on musician Sonny Rollins
Spanish Artist Javier Olivares with an artwork based on the band The Strokes
Spanish Artist Jon Ander Azaola with an artwork based on musician Nina Simone
Spanish Artist José Luis Ágreda with an artwork based on musician Lil Armstrong
Spanish Artist José Luis Ágreda with an artwork based on the band Messer Chups
Spanish Artist Sonia Pulido with an artwork based on the band Mazzy Star 
Swedish artist Knut Larsson with an artwork based on Musician Tom Waits

I've also thought on displaying some artworks for Permanent exhibition in this same exhibition about Music and Musicians because the two exhibitions that I'm curating at boémia caffe and greentea coffeeshop will be Permanent.

American Artist Bill Koeb with an artwork based on XXI century modern men 
Argentine Artist Catriel Tallarico with a tribute to Chicone and Maradona 
Italian Artist Rolando Cicatelli with an artwork based on a woman




International Artists that will be exhibited in the last two weeks of December at boémia caffe are:

American Artist Bill Koeb with an artwork based on musician Peter Gabriel
American Artist Bill Koeb with an artwork based on musician Pete Townsend
Argentine Artist Pablo Burman with an artwork based on the band Pink Floyd
Brazilian Artist Carlos Ferreira with an artwork based on musician Nick Cave
British Artist Con Chrisoulis with two comic book pages based on the band The Smiths
Finnish Artist Matti Hagelberg with two comic book pages based on German composer Handel
Polish Artist Bartosz Jekiel with an artwork based on musician Frank Mangale
Portuguese Artist Derradé with an artwork based on musician Shane McGowan 
Portuguese Artist Derradé with an artwork based on a fictional band
Portuguese Artist Paulo Pinto with an artwork based on musician Tom Waits
Spanish Artist Joaquin Aldeguer with an artwork based on musician Tom Waits
Spanish Artist Ruben Pellejero with an artwork based on musician Tom Waits
Swedish Artist Lars Erik Sjunesson with 1 artwork based on a narrative with words about music
Swedish Artist Lars Erik Sjunesson with 1 artwork based on a narrative without words about music
Swiss Artist Alex Baladi with two comic book pages based on music 


First picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017


Second picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017

Third picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017

Fourth picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017

Fifth picture of exhibition - Music and Musicians - December 2017
The pics aren't good because they were taken with a simple IPad, but sooner better pictures with better quality will appear in this same blogue in another post.

Curating exhibitions with help by international artists it's hard while I'm also writing narratives like "only lovers left alive" or writing/editing/organizing PDFS with international artists or book collections for American publishing company Fantagraphics, but I truly believe that with work, energy and focus, in the end of all this work, all of it will be a sucess.
 I've used some objects as inspiration for some of my work:
 a booklet with Hugo Pratt's iconic comic book character Corto Maltese, a pen, a pencil, simple sunglasses, an ashtray, a woman, a cigarette box while reading Aldous Huxley book "The doors of perception"  


When I was writing this post with info about exhibitions and some personal projects all over the world with help of talented international artists, I was listening to U2's Zoo Tv Tour ( mainly the song Ultravolet), while listening to the words listed below by Bono's character Macphisto in my head when he was making a phonecall during the show.  

Macphisto


You know who I am.
I know who you're.
I know you believe in your better self.
What a night? 
What a show? 
Zoo vampire It's all over.
So many have turned out to see a side. 
I don't know what to say but "thank you", "thank you", "thank you". 
You know that someone used to come and see us all the time, but he hasn't been around for a while.
We used to be so close.
People think that I've forgotten about him, but I haven't.
I've used to find him so inspiring back then.
He invented me, I was the brightest star in his sky.
Now look at me, a tired popstar in platform shoes.
I've tried to call him all the time, but he wouldn't take my calls.
Now, I get blamed for all the wars, all the famine, all the trouble in the world, I get blamed for it.
Even the evening Hell slices me off.
Who can I get to help me make peace with him? 
Who'll mediate for me?
Should I call the United Nations
Maybe they can help me.
Off with the horns, on with the show...
Shhh
Macphisto: Hallo, hallo? 
United Nations: "You just called the United Nations.
I'm sorry, we're closed for lunch, but if you are a small federal nation, please leave the name of your country after the beep and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Macphisto singing: 
When I was younger, so much younger than today.
I've never needed anybody to help me on any way.
Now those days are gone, I'm not so self assured.
Now I find that i've changed my mind and opened up the door.
Help me if you can, I'm feeling down.
And I do apreciate to being grounded.
Help me get my feet back of the ground.
Won't you please help me? 

Here's the first live video Ultraviolet on ZooTV of the phone call and the song below.




Macphisto second phone call to George Bush
Macphisto: Maybe I'll be lucky tonight. 
Hello, is this the white house?
 I would like to speak to George please.
White House: Can I help you? 
Macphisto: I would like to speak to George, if I could, please.
White House: George, who? 
Macphisto: George, the President. Mr Bush, excuse me.
White House: The President is not available, you need to call the common office tomorrow.
Macphisto: The President of the United States is not available to me?
Oh Well, I mustn't be as important as I thought I was. Could I leave a Message? 
White House: You can call the common office tomorrow.
Macphisto: I just want you to leave him a Message. You can tell the President to watch more TV.
Thank you.

Below is the second live video Ultraviolet on ZooTV of the phone call and the song below.




A fighter by Spanish Artist Sonia Pulido


Life's a continuous battle in this century, sometimes it seems that we are in an invisible war fighting an invisible oponnent, so I trust in me, my family, my work and all international artists who support some of my ideas, because I believe in arts and its power with words and images, knowing that I'm only a guy that was born in Porto and that loves Portuguese tiles and I know that I need cash to survive, but I never think too much about it or its power.
 Special thanks to my friend Daniel Castro, to my youngest niece Letícia/Moana/Rapunzel and to a special someone in my life.

Da mui nobre, sempre leal e invicta cidade do Porto
Manuel Espírito Santo 



















Sunday, November 26, 2017

Apresentação livro - Ideias gentilmente cedidas pela noite Portuense - Paulo Pinto - Ermesinde

Flyer e poster com a expo e apresentação do livro


Devido á escassez de tempo da minha parte, devido aos projectos/exposições nos quais estou envolvido, só hoje pude colocar neste blogue informação relativa à apresentação do livro do artista Portuense Paulo Pinto oriundo de Campanhã no dia 18 de Novembro com exposição patente de originais até 28 de Janeiro da sua vastíssima obra de décadas publicada em vários jornais e revistas Portugueses no Forúm Cultural de Ermesinde - Galeria de Exposições e na qual participei com uma humilde introdução no mesmo e com um debate introspectivo (ou seria extrovertido?) entre mim e o Paulo sobre quem gostava mais da cidade do Porto de nós os dois...
Perdi por K.O. técnico parcial através do recurso a vídeo arbitro...
 Por entre filigranas e pézinhos de lã, lá fomos sendo contemplados com algo chamado vida e recordações através dum simples livro numa magnifica edição.
 Lembro-me de estar incessantemente a escutar a música abaixo colada da autoria do compositor italiano Ennio Morricone feita para um dos filmes da minha vida "o bom, o mau e o vilão" do realizador italiano Sergio Leone e com a presença no mesmo do actor norte americano Clint Eastwood imensas vezes e por vezes imaginava-me nos estúdios da cinecitta em Roma - Itália onde foi filmado este filme ou nos Estados Unidos da América onde supostamente esta trama se desenrola, mas para nosso gáudio (ou infortúnio) estávamos somente numa cidade dos subúrbios do Porto chamada Ermesinde, perto de uma zona onde habitei chamada sonhos e onde por vezes me perco em narrativas. 

 
 
A ideia de colocar uma exposição dedicada à obra do Paulo, após o lançamento do livro "ideias gentilmente cedidas pela noite Portuense" pareceu-me incrível, assim como o artista desenhar ao vivo ao som de música ao vivo para o público que lá se encontrava ou entrar em debates filosóficos com a minha pessoa :)

Capa e edição do livro 



Conteúdo do mesmo

Eis o que aconteceu nessa noite documentada por fotos, na qual eu e o Paulo ficamos meio amnèsicos e nem sequer comemos Francesinhas:

 

 Onde se escutou música ao vivo com introdução para o evento por parte da simpática doutora Luísa (administradora do Forúm) e do presidente da junta de freguesia de Valongo...

Introdução 




Onde se falou da invicta, de Ermesinde e de sonhos com um porto de honra...


Debate filosófico entre mim, o Paulo e o público presente 


Onde o Paulo desenhou numa parede gigante enquanto música tocava...


Primeiros esboços do evento



Formas a aparecerem 


Desenho gigante completo com flyer da apresentação

O Paulo orgulhoso do evento


Onde se falou de ideias a serem desenvolvidas para o ano num livro e exposições colectivas com vários artistas internacionais...

Eu e o Paulo meio amnesicos


Onde eu debitei oralmente algumas palavras sobre o que o Paulo escreveu e desenhou e as minhas parcerias com ele..


Palestra/debate/introdução
Onde dizemos que o Paulo Pinto tinha 88 anos e eu 75 anos enquanto passava o vídeo "The fly" da banda irlandesa U2 que nos ia dizendo que tudo o que sabíamos estava errado entre outras coisas..

Com o Paulo junto ao mural que ele desenhou

Quem esteve lá adorou, comeu, bebeu viram a exposição e compraram livros ao Paulo  ..


Sessão de autográfos - 01

Sessão de autográfos - 02

Sessão de autográfos - 03

Junto á Exposição dedicada ao Paulo Pinto

Visita guiada à exposição
 
Quem não esteve deveria ter estado, mas ainda vão a tempo de observar  a arte meticulosa do Paulo in loco até 28 de Janeiro de 2018.

A contemplar o desenho gigante do Paulo Pinto


Uma noite em grande....

Da mui nobre, sempre leal e invicta cidade do Porto

Manuel Espírito Santo