Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Oporto, opens on 18 January the exhibition Voyage, by Igor Sterpin, a foray into the memory of this Belgian photographer living in Oporto. These are images taken bet- ween the 90’s and the beginning of this century, kept since then, which reveal both the identity of its author and the places he travelled. This exhibition also has a satellite exhibition at the Galeria Adorna Corações, where the Apnea series, dedicated to the dancers that Igor Sterpin found in va- rious nightly spaces, will be exhibited.
With the exhibition Voyage, presented at Espacio/Jhannia Castro, Igor Sterpin revisits a crucial pha- se of his life, that in which the commuter movement between Belgium and Portugal began to relap- se more and more to the Atlantic side, where lie the roots of his mother, deceased in 1994. It was a journey of inner discovery that also led him to discover a territory where the marks of the past were well present. These photographs had never been shown to the public, this being Igor Sterpin’s first solo exhibition. Jhannia Castro found in these images “the records of a time and a space that form the plot of history, both of the great events and of the life of “ordinary people”.
This is the first time that Espacio/Jhannia Castro has extended an exhibition beyond its doors, this time in the Galeria Adorna Corações.
The two exhibitions open on the same date, 18 January, and end on 7 March.
Igor Sterpin : Voyage
18 January to 7 March
Espacio/ Jhannia Castro
Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro, 16 (Oporto)