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FARO-OESTE Comes to Teatro das Figuras Next Month


The exhibit by Paulina Valente Pimentel opens at Museu Municipal de Faro - Antigas Carpintarias at 6:30pm on 4 November.

FARO-OESTE Comes to Teatro das Figuras Next Month

Faro-Oeste comes to Teatro das figuras next month. The exhibit by Paulina Valente Pimentel opens at Museu Municipal de Faro - Antigas Carpintarias at 6:30pm on 4 November.

In 2019 Pauliana Valente Pimentel started a project involving gypsy families in Algarve, especially in the Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António areas. What fascinated the artist about these families was the way they have kept their traditions for centuries, and their nomadic way of life.

Roma communities in Portugal continue to face discrimination and are forced to live on the margins of society, with poor housing conditions, low education levels and high unemployment rates, according to a report by the Council of Europe released in January 2020.

This project aims to counter the commonly held view of gipsy communities in Algarve, and includes the Faro, Loulé and Boliqueime camps - "Cerro do Bruxo", "Horta da Areia", "Alto do Relógio" and "Monte João Preto".

This work aims to show the daily lives of these families, emphasizing their traditions and bring to light the prejudice, racist and xenophobic stereotypes that they constantly face.


Adults: 1€ | Retired - Teachers - Students - Youth (13-26): 0,50€

Under 12 years old: Free Admission

Sunday: Free admission until 2:30pm


Production: casaBranca

Strucuture Financed by: República Portuguesa - Cultura / Direcção-Geral das Artes

Coproduction: Cine-Teatro Louletano / Câmara Municipal de Loulé, Teatro das Figuras

Financial Support: Câmara Municipal de Lagos

Institutional Partner: Programa Garantir Cultura - Entidades Artísticas, República Portuguesa - Ministério da Cultura

Presentation Support of ZA!: Acción Cultural Española (AC/E): Programa para a Internacionalização da Cultura Espanhola (PICE) / Mobilidade

Local Partners: LAC - Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, Biblioteca Municipal de Loulé, 8100 Café, Câmara Municipal de Faro / Museu Municipal de Faro, Biblioteca Municipal de Faro - António Ramos Rosa, Associação Recreativa e Cultural de Músicos/Projecto SIGA, LAMA Teatro

Media Partners: RUA FM, Barlavento, Postal do Algarve, Sul Informação, Canal 180, Antena 2, Antena 3, RTP2, Revista Gerador

Support: Messe Militar de Lagos,

Acknowledgement: Marco Lopes, Loulé Jardim Hotel

Special Thanks: Levina Valentim

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