The Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca, will be the official opening of the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, October 24, which has Portugal as a guest country.
The Guadalajara Fair is the largest book and trade fair in Latin America opened Saturday 24th and will attend Graça Fonseca, but there is an associated cultural program that begins days before and where the minister will be present.
As a guest country, Portugal created a cultural program in addition to literature, with concerts, dance, theater, exhibitions in various areas of Guadalajara.
On Thursday the 22nd, the Graça Fonseca exhibition will show "The walls say: Almada Negreiros and the wall painting" at Cabañas Institut where the tapestries that reproduce the panels made by Almada Negreiros in the 1940s will be revealed. Gare Marítma de Alcântara and Gare da Rocha do Conde de Óbidos, put them in dialogue with the murals of the Mexican painter José Clemente Orozco.
On Friday, the 23rd exhibition was opened: "Traditions of Tradition: From Love to Embroidery Embroidery", at the Guadalajara Regional Museum and "Ana Hatherly and Baroque: In a Garden of Color", in the Art Museum.
The first reveals the tradition of handkerchiefs embroidery, extracted from the works by Pedro Tamen, Herberto Helder and José Luís Peixoto, and the other focuses on the author's Ana Hatherly plastic and visual works.
The 32nd edition of the Guadalajara Book Fair will run until December 2.
Portugal will be present with over 40 writers, including António Lobo Antunes, Dulce Maria Cardoso, Hélia Correia, Manuel Alegre, Lídia Jorge, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Nuno Júdice, José Luís Peixoto, Afonso Cruz and Gonçalo M. Tavares together with the names on the Portuguese-speaking literature, such as Germano Almeida, Mia Couto and José Eduardo Agualusa.
At the official closing of the fair will be the Prime Minister, António Costa. The session will also serve Portugal to send testimony to India, invited country for the 2019 edition of the fair.
In Mexico, António Costa will be on December 1 at the opening ceremony of the new president Andrés Lopez Obrador, who happens to be responsible for Peña Nieto.