"What's wrong with a broken window on our street? And is art missing
in our lives? Those are two questions that the TWND project wants to
be asked more often.
If a broken window (dirty, ugly, abandoned) affects an entire
street, an entire neighbourhood, a city, then what effect will so
many shop windows and other vacant spaces have? If next to us there
is a degraded space, in what way does it change our perception of
the places we inhabit? How does it change our life?
What about art? Is it essential to our life? Can we live without
music, without books, without images that entertain and inspire us?
Each one of us knows the effect it has on our private lives, but
what effect does art have on the public space?
"The Window Next Door" is based on the intention to transform unused
spaces (more specifically the shop windows) into temporary spaces to
exhibit artistic projects in Peniche. The two main purposes are to
bring art to the street by giving more space to artists (local,
national, international) and to rehabilitate public space by giving
new life to vacant spaces.
TWND crossed paths with Delphine Lermite, a french artist, and took
on the opportunity to hold the first manifestation of the project.
In the last week of August, the artist will transform one of the
vacant spaces in Peniche into an art exposition.
If curiosity is here to stay, keep up with the developments, follow
the hashtag #TWND and the event page.
*Peniche Museums Network + The Great Good Place*
Together with the Rede Museológica de Peniche, TGGP wants to bring
art to the streets of Peniche. We count on the support of the
Municipality for the promotion of the initiative near the
"Hello! Flash news. Last Tuesday, Pedro and I were talking with
Christophe, a compatriot who lives in France and works actively with
artists ( installation, technology, production), and Delphine, a
French artist dedicated to photography and exploring other mediums
What was the context of this conversation? Well,
Christophe visited Largo last year and understood well its
versatility and the possibilities that it and the people who are
developing it can provide. From then on it was only a matter of
combining his great desire to develop initiatives in his homeland.
Recently, he contacted Largo with a proposal, setting up an
exhibition with one of Delphine's latest projects in Peniche.
We all talked about our motivations, the necessary resources and
logistics, possible dates and explored the possibility of taking the
opportunity and integrate this event with the window next door
project (check this post to learn more : Largo
It would be an excellent starting point for the project. Needless to
say, the enthusiasm is running high and our heads are boiling with
Andréa Adão, Kako Amaral, Raquel Janeirinho, Christophe
Gregório, Fernando De Pina Mendes, Pedro Reis, Joana Teixeira,
Ana Varela, Riikka Virtanen.