Victor Pereira contributes to exhibition at the French Embassy

Apr 26, 2024 | News

Victor Pereira was one of the curators, together with Thomas Bertin, Pauline Beaumont and Hugo Sanches, of the exhibition “Regards français sur la Révolution des œillets” [French perspectives on the Carnation Revolution], which opened at the French Embassy in Lisbon, with the aim of “showing the interest, or even passion, that the events that took place in Portugal on 25 April 1974 and until 1976 aroused in France”.

The exhibition includes “a selection of diplomatic telegrams that the French Ambassador in Lisbon, Bernard Durand, sent over those two years to the Quai d’Orsay and to the highest French authorities”, “the main headlines in the French press, as well as articles, photographs and audiovisual archives that give a French perspective of this period” and “a set of unpublished testimonies from French political, media and cultural personalities, who remind us of ‘their’ 25 April 1974 and their view of the events that followed it”.

Conceived as a contribution to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of 25 April Revolution, the exhibition was organised in collaboration with the French Institute in Portugal. It can be visited by the public at the Palácio de Santos on 13 May, free of charge, by registering at this link. A virtual version will be available soon.


Photograph by Yves Léonard, whom we thank.


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