5 Cultural Suggestions — Vera Mota

What can we do at home? Or what cultural suggestions can help us navigate in uncertain times? From a book to a podcast, album or film, here are the recommendations of artists, curators, gallery owners, cultural activists, friends.

We are going to share the recipe of what makes us better, to remain united and positive.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, UMBIGO weekly invites a person to share their 5 cultural suggestions.

Vera Mota


Mort Garson

A delicious and good-natured album, with compositions for plants and for those who like plants.)

Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

The rhythmic torrents and splashes of notes by the piano of an Ethiopian nun.


A Room of one’s Own
Virginia Woolf

A brief reading and because it never hurts to stress the importance of a woman’s independence and intellectual freedom.

Agnes Martin

Phrases, poems, stories … inspiring words to drink like a balm, when anxiety, anxiety or fear of being only consumes us.


Embrace of the Serpent
Ciro Guerra

A journey through the mysteries of the Amazon, through the body and experiences of the indigenous shaman Karamakate. An intimate anti-colonialist epic, in a moment of urgent review of our look at history.

Vera Mota (Porto, 1982), is an artist whose practice is revealed mainly through performance, sculpture and drawing, regularly presenting work in these different areas since 2002. Identified with minimalist principles, her work is covered by common features that point to a conflict between a desire to order and a fascination with error and accident, in a constant equation of the participation of the body in the work.

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