5 Cultural Suggestions — Luiza Teixeira de Freitas
Every week, UMBIGO invites two people to share their 5 cultural suggestions. What can we do at home? From a book to a podcast, album or film: here are recommendations from artists, curators, gallery owners, cultural activists, friends.
We will share the recipe for what makes us better, and we remain united and positive.
Luiza Teixeira de Freitas
Light Industry’s program
It has an incredible program of experimental film and electronic music. Until the 30th, the film At Last by Ben Rivers is screening online.
Four Flags project that started in Amsterdam and the second is already happening in São Paulo at Galeria Jaqueline Martins. It is a project that commissions flags designed by artists. It aims to support artists in these difficult times that we are going through and promotes art in a public space. It is worth seeing it.
by Roald Dahl
All Roald Dahl children’s books, including Boy about his own childhood. Many illustrated by the incredible Quentin Blake. It has been an adventure to read chapter books with few (but great) illustrations for my young children who still can’t read.
I’m reading Susan Sontag’s Reborn – I highly recommend it.
Vladimir Horowitz plays Mozart
I have heard Vladimir Horowitz plays Mozart: Concerto No. 23 (1987) so many times. It brings me enormous comfort with a childhood flavor and keeps me company to work in the quiet of dawn.
Luiza Teixeira de Freitas is an independent curator, lives in Lisbon. works with private collections and independent projects. In 2017 started Taffimai, a publisher of artists’ books and independent publications and projects. Recent projects include: Alexandre Estrela Volta Grande at PIVÔ, São Paulo or Tandem – a one-year project with five exhibitions at Alexander and Bonin, New York, among many others, Luiza was also part of the curatorial team of the Coimbra Biennial Anozero Healing and Repairing (2017); was an assistant curator at the Marrakech Biennial, Works and Places (2009) and collaborated with Tate Modern, London, in the exhibitions of Cildo Meireles and Cy Twombly (2008). Luiza is also a strategy consultant at Delfina Foundation in London and is a member of the Bidoun Board.