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Contemporary art is back in Lojas com História

Lisbon’s downtown once again welcomes the “Plastic Artists – Shops with History” project. Ten new artists and ten new shops make up the Spring-Summer Collection 2022, decorating the window displays of Lisbon’s traditional and historic shops with contemporary art.

Lisbon’s downtown once again welcomes the “Plastic Artists – Shops with History” project. Ten new artists and ten new shops make up the Spring-Summer Collection 2022, decorating the window displays of Lisbon’s traditional and historic shops with contemporary art.

Launched in 2021 and developed by EGEAC in partnership with Lisbon City Council’s “Shops with History” project, this initiative set out to revive the city following the pandemic and draw attention to the city’s heritage and past as well as promoting local commerce and artistic activity.

The artists’ and shopkeepers’ receptiveness and appreciation made last year’s initiative a real success, with the Summer-Spring collection running from April to May and the Autumn-Summer collection running from October to December. As a result, this once-experimental project will now become a regular feature on EGEAC’s public space programme.

Between 20 April and 20 May, we invite you to discover unexpected installations in the window displays of some of the city’s most iconic shops. Pieces by different artists (such as an installation-design, an image stitched with threads and a work of embroidery) have been harmoniously thought out to match the window displays of various emblematic shops, including an optician’s, a pharmacy, a haberdasher’s and a bar.

 

SHOPS AND ARTISTS

Óptica Jomil – Luisa Cunha
Pharmácia Teixeira Lopes – Délio Jasse
Franco Gravador – Odete
Primeira Casa das Bandeiras – Horácio Frutuoso
Cutelaria Polycarpo – Diana Policarpo
Retrosaria Batista & Reis - Nardo – Mónica de Miranda
Retrosaria Mário Ramos - Nardo – Mané Pacheco
Retrosaria Bijou – Susanne Themlitz
Retrosaria Adriano Coelho – Alice dos Reis
British Bar – Pedro Cabrita Reis

Go on this unusual artistic tour and visit the shops and works of art separately or as an itinerary.

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

1 Óptica Jomil
Rua Áurea, 249
Luisa Cunha (n. 1949)
Visão Interior/Inner View, 2022

2 Pharmácia Teixeira Lopes
Rua Áurea, 154
Délio Jasse (b. 1980)
Re-construção/Re-construction, 2022

3 Franco Gravador
Rua da Vitória, 40
Odete (b. 1995)
Leitura de ossos/Bone reading, 2022

4 Primeira Casa das Bandeiras
Rua dos Correeiros, 149/151
Horácio Frutuoso (b. 1991)
Juramento/Oath, 2022

5 Cutelaria Polycarpo
Rua de São Nicolau, 19/31
Diana Policarpo (b. 1986)
Língua afiada/Sharp tongue, 2022

6 Retrosaria Batista & Reis - Nardo
Rua da Conceição, 87/89
Mónica de Miranda (b. 1976)
Wedding Portraits, 2022

7 Retrosaria Mário Ramos - Nardo
Rua da Conceição, 62/64
Mané Pacheco (b. 1978)
Supernaturais/Supernatural, 2022

8 Retrosaria Bijou
Rua da Conceição, 91
Susanne Themlitz (b. 1968)
Retrosaria Bijou/Bijou haberdasher’s, 2022

9 Retrosaria Adriano Coelho
Rua da Conceição, 123
Alice dos Reis (b. 1995)
Interior da Montanha/Interior of the Mountain, 2022

10 British Bar
Rua Bernardino Costa, 52
Pedro Cabrita Reis (b. 1956)
Trunk #2, 2019

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