Lugar do Desenho – Júlio Resende Foundation is a private institution of public interest that aims at preserving and disseminating the Júlio Resende collection and at promoting cultural and educational activities. Its uniqueness lies on its purpose of becoming a place for multidisciplinary dialogue on contemporary culture. Located in the Metropolitan Area of Porto, it is a space that is intended to have a national and international dimension by promoting cultural actions to the community, to the Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as to countries with which a cultural dialogue is established. The concept of drawing [desenho] at the origin of the Foundation’s name is privileged in its widest and most legitimate sense, covering all areas of creation, which is why this is an open space for multidisciplinary research.
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The programming of Lugar do Desenho - Júlio Resende Foundation is based on the presentation of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Temporary Exhibition “Esculturas e Desenhos (1990—2014)”, 2017
Temporary Exhibition “Visita Privada — A Coleção de Desenho do Escultor José Rodrigues”, 2020
Temporary Exhibition “60 Desenhos Anos 60, “2019
The main building of the Fundação Júlio Resende, inaugurated on 23 October 1997 in Gondomar, was designed by the architect José Carlos Loureiro, member of the Order of Architects, graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Oporto in 1950 and a teacher there until 1972.
It includes three exhibition areas which propose an exhibition program based on the work of Júlio Resende, but which also aims to cover the plurality of contemporary artistic trends and proposals.
The Collection Room is exclusively devoted to the presentation of works belonging to the Foundation, namely the estate of the artist Júlio Resende, the Temporary Exhibitions Room favours artists with a recognised career and the recently created Room3 is devoted to the presentation of young artists and records of a predominantly experimental nature. Besides the exhibition spaces, the building also has an auditorium, workshops, library, shop and an artists’ residence. The gardens are also worth mentioning
José Carlos Loureiro
José Carlos Loureiro (1925, Covilhã) studied at the School of Fine Arts of Porto and completed his training in 1950. Since then, he has developed a solid and well-known professional activity as architect and teacher, punctuated by collaboration with Luís Pádua Ramos, architect with whom he created GALP, Lda in 1976.See more
José Carlos Loureiro (1925, Covilhã) studied at the School of Fine Arts of Porto and completed his training in 1950. Since then, he has developed a solid and well-known professional activity as architect and teacher, punctuated by collaboration with Luís Pádua Ramos, architect with whom he created GALP, Lda in 1976. It was a long journey that included important participations in national and international colloquia, congresses and exhibitions, as well as a strong sense of public intervention, reflected in the managing positions he held in associations representing the profession and even in the positions he assumed in the municipality of Porto, which later awarded him the Municipality’s Gold Medal of Merit. The works he designed are spread over a wide geographic territory, although with particular focus on Porto and Northern Portugal. (see translation below)See less