Portugal: Cape Verdean ceramic artist Jacira da Conceição opens “Tchom Bom” exhibition in Lisbon

Lisbon, Apr. 27 (Inforpress) – Cape Verdean ceramic artist and sculptor Jacira da Conceição will open the “Tchom Bom” exhibition on Saturday, 29th, at the Cape Verde Cultural Centre (CCCV) in Lisbon, as part of a project with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

In a statement, Jacira da Conceição, a native of Tarrafal, Santiago Island, and a resident in Portugal, explained that “Tchom Bom” is a multicultural project of artistic research, interested in ceramics, cinema, and the relationships between traditional and contemporary art.

According to her, the fieldwork related to the “Tchom Bom” project allowed her to experience a return to Tarrafal, and an “intimate contact” with the master potters, Maria Varela, Mariazinha Semedo, Pascoalina Borges, and Isabel Semedo, among other “women of clay”.

“In our culture, ceramics are a women’s practice. I returned as a woman, but also as an African artist in the diaspora, where overcoming and sacrifice are constant themes in my work. I returned to my essence, which is the sea, which is an island. I returned to learn, to observe, to understand, and to carry out my auto-ethnography as a Cape Verdean sculptor,” she stressed.



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