“Exílios… Contrariar silêncios”
António Arroio Artistic School, November 2019
During the dictatorship of the Estado Novo, thousands of Portuguese took the path of exile. This constituted an important contemporary flow of people in the history of Portugal. Men and women fleeing repression, imprisonment, the Colonial War and poverty followed various paths, including those in many European countries. They were exiled in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark.
This exhibition is about the memory and material traces of these routes, the clandestine ‘leap’ from the border, the objects that marked everyday life and those that came in the returning suitcase…