Da Eschola Livre de Pharmacia à Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas da Universidade de São Paulo.
120 Anos de Excelência
October 30, 2018 to February 28, 2019
The exhibition “From the School of Pharmacia to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at USP, 120 Years of Excellence, is the result of a project developed by the Faculty's Memory Center, CEMEF and is intended to reveal the Faculty through a broad vision of its academic trajectory that has produced knowledge for over a century.
The research carried out by the Memory Center of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for the execution of this project, promoted the recovery of institutional history and contributed to the formation and improvement of the Institution's documental and museological collections, which is in line with a priority policy, and broader, currently adopted by the Board and by the Culture and Extension Committee of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The content curation is by Profa. Dr. Primavera Borelli, together with the Committee formed by the members of CEMEF, and the Concept and Art Direction is in charge of the Visual artist and Curator Ângela Barbour, who is also a Biochemical Pharmacist and PhD in Arts.
From this invitation, the artist proposes a completely new approach to the exhibition, where art and science unite to show the history of the Faculty in a sensitive way.
"The laboratory, the manipulation bench, the instruments, refer to the making of a studio. We then conceived the exhibition as a work of art, created collectively. Through the involvement of the entire Faculty community, in a process of immersion in its history and re-signification of contents, to create a work capable of transmitting all the potential that this course can offer. Pharmakón from classical Greek, plant or potion for medicinal or magical use, used to designate both remedies and poisons, shows the breadth of knowledge produced in this School It was in these details, magical and often hidden, that we sought inspiration. Visiting each laboratory, talking to each person and letting the sparkle in their eyes surface. Collecting incredible images where sometimes there seemed to be nothing important" says Ângela .
The artist, who works with installations and interventions that deal with memory, and whose method of creation is immersion and the collection of personal stories and objects, reproduces this process to collect data for the exhibition, making it unique, and a mixture of historical and artistic exhibition.
The exhibition includes a rich timeline, a vast selection of CEMEF's collection, among photographs, documents, objects and furniture that are arranged to recreate an old pharmacy in the form of an artistic installation. Reproductions of an interesting collection of old pharmaceutical advertisements will also be shown, as well as images captured from the current activities of the Faculty and the entities that surround it
The exhibition that takes place at Centro Universitário Maria Antonia-USP, allows visitors to know part of the History of Science in our country and, for younger people, who can glimpse the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences and even the possibility of a professional future.