From abandoned shopping to artistic residence

A group of artists from Viana do Castelo decided to transform an old abandoned shopping mall into an artistic residence, which will take place from 14 May to 31 July at the 1º de Maio shopping mall. “May Scaffolding” is the name of the initiative, which will take cinema sessions, concerts and exhibitions to the now abandoned shopping centre, which brings us an analogy to the passages-werck (the beginnings of galleries or shopping centres) described by Walter Benjamin in Paris, the capital of the 19th century.