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From 14th century paintings to cutting-edge contemporary installations, with vibrant street art, Lisbon’s galleries, museums, and streets have it all.


Underdogs’ Artists Kick Super Bock Super Rock Up a Notch

July 20, 2018

This isn’t the first time Underdogs has worked with the festival. They started their partnership together back in 2016 with the intention to “catalyse new connections between music and the urban-inspired visual arts,” and they’ve done just that ever since.

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Almada Negreiros: Lisbon’s Futurist

July 3, 2018

Jack of all trades, master of none? Well, this saying doesn’t hold true of Almada Negreiros, as he seems to have mastered not only the literature and painting for which he is most famous but a myriad of other artistic endeavors as well. These include engravings, tapestries, caricatures, murals, sculptures, mosaics, azulejos, stained glass, and […]

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A Q & A with Street Artist Gonçalo MAR

June 18, 2018

Gonçalo Ribeiro, or Gonçalo MAR, as he is better known, took a can of spray paint one night and made his graffiti debut on the side of an abandoned medical center on the beach when he was quite young. The building might have been demolished ages ago, but that stroke made a lasting impression on the […]

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Fábrica da Pólvora: The Explosive New Art Scene in Oeiras

June 11, 2018

Who would have thought that eight stops from Lisbon’s Rossio station in Barcarena, there’s a city of artist studios that laughs in the face of the co-working space concept, a green space, a killer buffet-style restaurant, an outdoor amphitheater, and an archeological museum all in the same complex?

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Foxes, Owls, and Guerrillas: Graffiti Marketing in Lisbon

May 21, 2018

Street art can add to a city in many positive ways, but what we are seeing here is mercantile vandalism. This is a large company profiting at the expense of the city and the people and businesses who populate it.

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A Decade of Change Part Two: Quinta do Mocho

May 15, 2018

Quinta do Mocho is a stand-alone estate originally designed to hold those with nowhere to go. However, 10 years on, Quinta do Mocho seems transformed. The neighborhood now has over 67 murals and is the largest open-air urban art gallery in Europe, with work from artists including Vhils, Smile, and Astro.

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José Cardigos Bastos: Behind the Tints and Varnishes

May 11, 2018

The Lisbon-born artist José Cardigos Bastos just finished his most recent exhibition Tintas & Vernizes at the Espaço Cultural Mercês Gallery in Príncipe Real, a small and curious space managed by the Junta Freguesia Misericordia. It took him just over five months to produce all but one of the paintings for the show, which is no […]

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