You are (not) here
“Places possess a spirit. But time doesn’t always allow them to keep the same one forever. In this piece of Lisbon, whatever it is in hectares (340), stretching from Terreiro do Paço to Entrecampos, ways of building, ways of letting go and part of a century died. Peace to its soil. In the middle of […]
In its eight edition, the VICENTE project ends a programme of events that, since 2011, has sought to reinvent and explore the relationship between the public and the figure of (and myths surrounding) Saint Vincent, patron saint of Lisbon. VICENTE’18 takes place under the slogan “Lisbon, anchor of the infinite” and brings the artistic offering […]
The discovery of the Roman Theatre
A small exhibition about Manuel Caetano de Sousa, the architect who discovered the Roman Theatre in April, 1798. His name remained forgotten for a long time, having been supplanted by Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri. Only recently, with the discovery of new documents at the Real Library of Rio de Janeiro, has it been possible […]
Strange recent days of an unhappy time
The Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar is now hosting the curated exhibition that won the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar / EGEAC Prize in 2016, in the second year of the award: ‘Strange recent days of an unhappy time’, curated by Hugo Dinis. One of the works displayed is ‘O Almoço do Trolha’ by Júlio Pomar, an iconic work of Portuguese neo-realism, which the artist started during […]
Time After Time
This exhibition comprises over 500 photographs that chart a photographer’s career and help us to understand the key events in Portugal’s recent history. A major retrospective of one of the most iconic figures in Portuguese photojournalism, it showcases photographic documentation spanning almost 50 years of Cunha’s work.
‘Operation Condor’ is the result of nine years of research and gathering images by the Portuguese photojournalist João Pina, in the form of a tribute to the memory of the victims of Operation Condor, a political-military alliance that prevailed at the height of the Cold War between the dictatorships of six Latin American countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. To complement the […]
The Lisbon that could have been
This exhibition reveals designs, models, drawings and proposals for Lisbon that were presented from the 16th to the 20th century, but were never executed in real life. The exhibition comprises around 200 pieces from urban planning and architectural projects that were ultimately never realised.
Save the Sardine!
June is the month of basil, parades and Festas de Lisboa. But it is also the month of sardines: of those that drip into the bread and those that glow on paper. Once again, we casted our nets to the seven seas and challenged everyone to join the Sardine Contest 2018. We received over three […]
Lovers’ Garden: The Art of Marrying in Mozambique
Weddings in Mozambique are surprising, but always solemn, rituals; an event of great importance for family and guests alike. They are prepared to the smallest detail and it is not uncommon for couples to wait for years until they have the necessary means to perform the ceremony (even if this means that the bride and […]
Temporary Exhibition – Procession of Saint Anthony in Lisbon
An exhibition dedicated to the procession of Saint Anthony that takes place every year on the 13th June and has been part of the festival calendar since the 18th century. A genuine display of faith and devotion, nowadays the procession makes its way through the historic neighbourhood of Alfama. For the first time the exhibition […]
Multiple Artistic Visions of a Unique Cult
“A Arte da Terra” (art gallery and shop) came up with the theme: finding new inspirations on the cult of Saint Anthony. The results can be seen during the month of June, when guest artists and new creators are brought together in “Multiple Visions of a Unique Cult”.
In the footsteps of Saint Anthony – A Journey by Gonçalo Cadilhe
Following his book and documentary, Gonçalo Cadilhe brings us the photographs of the journey he made, tracing the route of Saint Anthony through countries like Morocco, Spain, Italy and France.
You Are (not) Here
Thanks to Expo’98, the east section of Lisbon, which lay part abandoned, part frozen in time, was reborn with the creation of Parque das Nações, a city within a city. Photographer Bruno Portela was a privileged witness to one of the country’s greatest urban transformations. Few people have any idea of what inhabited the landscape […]
The Wonderful World of Mechanical Music
A journey through the sounds of Fado in the universe of mechanical musical instruments, based on the collection of Luís Cangueiro (Museu da Música Mecânica). Daily guided tours with audio from speaking machines.
José Dias Coelho – Militant Artist, Revolutionary Militant
In partnership with the Museum of Neorealism in Vila Franca De Xira José Dias Coelho, plastic artist and clandestine employee at the Portuguese Communist Party, was 38 years old in 1961 when a PIDE brigade shot him dead on the old Rua da Creche, which today is named after him, in Alcântara. A short life, […]
Gaza Girls – Growing up in the Gaza Strip
Gaza Girls: Growing Up in the Gaza Strip is a photography exhibition, set up in the public space by photojournalist Monique Jaques, which documents the lives of young women growing up and coming of age in the tumultuous region of the Middle East. What motivated Jaques to capture these experiences was the girls’ tenacity, determination […]
Vicente’17 do Silêncio dos Corvos, Animal Vicente
18h Inauguração e lançamento do livro 19h Vicente Branco Performance Vicente Branco is 17 years old. A self-taught dancer for five years and a professional for two, he is currently studying at the Balleteatro do Porto. He performs ballet, contemporary dance, popping, Hip Hop and Cunningham. He has performed in audiovisual dance projects and shows […]
4th Lisbon Classic Car Parade
For a few hours, Avenida da Liberdade will take a journey back in time to the last century, thanks to the 4th Lisbon Classic Car Parade. With over 200 classic cars, it will begin with the sports cars of the 1910s and 1920s, with each decade represented by several examples, all belonging to private collectors. […]
Sardines from outer space
Having one’s head in the clouds but one’s tail fin firmly planted on the ground is a characteristic that sardines are thought to have learned from certain human beings, and it’s not the only one. This motley shoal also contains a number of intellectual sardines who have quite the penchant for quoting anything and everything […]
Fados by Carlos Saura
Between January and September 2007, Carlos Saura shot, edited, and starred in the film that marked the date of his urban song trilogy. Ten years later, we revisit this journey by Carlos Saura through his sketches, paintings, drawings, and storyboards, in a behind-the-scenes look at the film.