On the next 31st of July, at 6 pm, the Municipal Museum of Faro opens the exhibition “1907-1914: the first golden era of French cinema in the collection of posters of the Municipal Museum of Faro”. Bringing together 33 rare posters, the exhibition aims to offer a look at the Gallic cinematographic production, at a time when it reached world hegemony, and allows visitors to appreciate the work of some of the greatest illustrators of the time.
These posters, collected in the main theaters of Lisbon and Porto by the artist and collector Joaquim António Viegas, are part of an extensive collection with more than 300 copies, including 141 French, Italian, Scandinavian and North American cinema posters. This collection, previously exhibited in a larger version at the Cordoaria Nacional and also at the Faro Municipal Museum, is currently in the process of being classified for the National Treasury, as it is a set of international prestige, with some unique examples from the beginnings. of the cinema. Her study will also be presented on the opening day, in a work that is due to the exhaustive investigation of Adelaide Ginga, Marta Mestre and Jean-Louis Capitaine, and which has the seal of Kaleidoscope, constituting one of the highlights of this event.
Curated by the researcher Jorge Carrega, this exhibition is the result of a partnership between the Municipal Museum of Faro and the CIAC-Center for Research in Arts and Communication of the University of Algarve, with the support of the União das Freguesias de Faro, Alliance Française Algarve, FARO 1540 Association and Filmsbytheyear.com.