With the Room to Bloom exhibition hosted in the context of Transeuropa Festival in Porto, we want to showcase artists’ perspectives to convey the need to shift the rules of power to favor commoning within the art world institutions and to co-create new practices that subvert patriarchalism and racism by offering challenging visions for multiplicity and coexistence. Together, we want to bring forward the message that resist a system of domination and exploitation, and replace it with actions and narratives of care and nurturing, focusing on recentering the narrative to the margins and restoring the health of nature on this planet, prioritizing care for ‘the others’.
On its journey, Room to Bloom wants to apply the true lessons of different feminisms, providing an efficient support network to its artists while deconstructing the Western gaze and being fully conscious and aware of the many complexities brought by intersectionality. We pursue a vision of a Europe that fully takes into account its diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, geography, sexuality, class, abilities, education. It has become unavoidable to provide a framework to understand the different power dynamics and dominations and provide new tools and narratives to resist them and invite new pathways. Room to Bloom wants to continue opening these spaces for a plural, feminist and collective change to happen.
Two artists of Room to Bloom bring their work to this exhibition:
Into Territory by Natalia Ludmila
Jardín de Naturalización (The Garden of Naturalisation) by Masha Wysocka
Cooperativa Árvore opening hours:
Thursday: 10h00 – 13h & 14h00 – 18h30 (the 21th April we will stay open until 21h00)
Friday: 10h00 – 13h & 14h00 – 18h30
Saturday: 14h00 – 19h00
Monday: 14h00 – 19h00