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Saudades: Anthological Contemplations and Intersections on the Saudades of Person, Places and Time

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Art Book - Related events - Postponed Multimedia artists had works selected from diverse genders, exploring SAUDADE concept. "The Saudades Project seeks to artistically mine--and give new meaning to--the dynamic experience and emotional complexity of saudade by richly exploring the saudade of persons, places, or time, and the intersections of these through transmedia conceptions and representations."

The book was expected to be released on January 30th, the day of Saudades in Brazil. Work has been done on getting several cities to host Saudades related events to promote the book and its artists.

The project has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Saudade | Galician: [sawˈdah-deh]; Portuguese:[saw' dah-deh], plural saudades


"In English, saudade is often explained as a word, impossible to translate, yet quantifiable as an emotion that encompasses a wholly relatable configuration of bittersweet emotions involving a distinct strain of profound, melancholic yearnings. This compelling feeling may be for a person, a place, or a time that has gone, and that may never return. Saudade is also a word for a deep seated longing for the idealized experience of one or more of these things when they have not yet happened, and perhaps, never will. It is said that if "missingness" were a word for a particular state of absence, then the condition of missing one or more of these things, might convey the contemplative, potent feeling of saudade."


Following curatorial review and deliberations, the work REGINA, from the PORTRAITS OF ABSENCES was accepted for The Saudades Project.


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