From the exhibition program "E Agora" (And Now) of the Saco Azul for 2017, this is a collective exhibition that, as the name implies, gathers former students of the Fine Arts University of Porto from the Sculpture Department of which Volker Schnüttgen was a professor.
The paradigm of higher education has undergone great changes since the 1970s. In the post 68 era, Universities were the main platforms where the future of humanity was discussed and the progress of society designed, a place of utopia. However, in a neoliberal system, the goal of higher education was more guided to demands of the economy and labour market than to needs of a democratic and humanistic society. Within this change the exhibition presents - without claiming to be representative or complete - a kind of survey of the status quo of the reality of young creators a few years after leaving the University.