CIAJG is a contemporary art center in Guimarães. At the basis of its cultural project is the collection of artist José de Guimarães, composed of African art, pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese art, and a representative set of his work. Using various cultural ways of getting to know the world present in the collection, CIAJG holds a regular schedule of exhibitions, performing arts and public programs.
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The programming of the José De Guimarães International Arts Centre is based on the presentation of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Temporary Exhibition “Diário Atmosférico”, 2022
Temporary Exhibition “Meio olho, cara longa”, 2022
Temporary Exhibition “Complexo Colosso”, 2022
Temporary Exhibition “Quarto Blindado”, 2021
The architectural project of CIAJG is by the Pitágoras Group, an international office dedicated to the practice of architecture and all associated services. In its creative approach, it seeks to reinvent the simple and the obvious, designing buildings that are more conscious and surprising, add value to the local context and respect the technical, economic and functional issues.
With more than ten thousand square meters of construction area, the CIAJG project involved the transformation of the former Municipal Market, located near Largo do Toural and the Historic Center. Benefiting from these conditions, CIAJG contributed to the physical and functional recovery and reintegration of a fundamental area in the space of the city of Guimarães.