The public presentation of the book Transartes, arte expandida e novas linguagens took place on July 13, at the 30th Braga Book Fair. The publishers Helena Pires and Zara Pinto-Coelho hosted the event. Some of the authors participated and commented on their chapters and the work.
The book is the result of an initiative from May 2019. Within the Spring School, an initiative of the Master’s Degree in Communication, Art and Culture, of the University of Minho, the book editors and coordinators of Passeio, Helena Pires and Zara Pinto-Coelho, organised a cultural soiree in the Noble Hall of the Municipality of Melgaço, on the topic “Espaços-Entre, através e para além das fronteiras” (Spaces-Between, across and beyond borders), and invited scholars-artists to participate and present a paper on the subject.
This event prompted the idea for the publication project Transartes, arte expandida e novas linguagens to enable a transdisciplinary thought about the elasticity of art from the viewpoint of creation, production, and perception.
This book has ten contributions in the form of chapters and an introduction. Thinking about art with communicational potential, the authors propose different reflections and connections that contribute to the debates’ enrichment and animation.
The book is open access and is available here.