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Jan
23
Thu
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 23 all-day
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Heads-up, people.

Lisboetas know the MAAT as one of the city’s most popular destinations for art, culture, weird architecture, history, and a nice view.

And if you have been cruising the internet recently looking for what’s on in MAAT for 2020 — then you most likely have come across a few interesting exhibits up now, and in the near future, on platforms like Facebook and even this very humble website…

However, if you live in Lisbon, then you know it’s not always easy to know exactly wtf is going on at any given point, anywhere, even when you’re physically there.

The museum has recently released the following statement:
“The recent strong gusts of wind have forced MAAT to bring forward the maintenance work scheduled for February.

The new MAAT building will be temporarily closed and will reopen on 27 March. The museum will be closed down for repair works to restore part of the roof that gave way following the extreme weather conditions and strong gusts of wind that occurred on December 19th… This interruption will also be used to expedite the works to complete MAAT’s restaurant, which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2020.

EDP Foundation will keep the Tejo Power Station building open which, as well as its permanent exhibition, is also holding the exhibitions Economy of Means, part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Dreamers Never Learn by Vasco Barata, and AWDIˈTƆRJU by Pedro Tudela.”

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

P.S: The afore-mentioned Central Tejo Power Station is pretty cool and well worth the visit.

P.S.S.: If you happen to write a list of weekly events for a website about Lisbon — then we feel your pain.

to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 23 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE
Jan 23 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Robalo and Teresa Robalo are very serious artists. So serious that they refuse to share their last names. João was born in 1989. He studied dance, theater, and cinema right here in Lisbon, and he dabbles in all sorts of performance and visual art, poetry, and music. At the moment he devotes himself to “creating spaces for collective freedom and planting and maintaining trees.”

Teresa was born in “the winter of ’92.” She studied art and graphic design and likes music, poetry, urban art, murals, live painting, and installations. She also works with children and the elderly. She adds, “I keep a strong attraction for handwork, construction, crafts, mixed media, and public space. Although digital is infinite and advantageous, I am pleased to feel that by being able to touch I can also focus on what is real and what surrounds me.”

Rua das Gaivotas 6 welcomes João and Teresa for their latest endeavor between January 11 and February 2.

We’re not really sure what it’s about.
Fortunately — and heads up — João Robalo and Teresa Robalo have a lot to say about it:
“Construction, sharing and permanent reconstruction of the cave, the clearing, the womb, the bonfire, the crannies (of a base, comfortable places flexible to mutations, interventions, and rituals). This is the starting point of our proposal: to build places for meeting and sharing, for experimenting with ideas, sensations, forms, and questions.

On the first day an initiation rite takes place where drinks will be shared, the first sketches will be made and the bodies present in a sound journey guided by Pan.demi.CK will be mixed. Then there are two, but we can be more. Sometimes we are nobody. We don’t know. Which does not stop us from doing. Sensations do not always bring a justification from the start, so we intend to create a space conducive to understanding and free flow of sensations, and that can be transformed according to the intuitions and ideas that come from that understanding and that current.

The plane of logic is left for last. We are doing it until then. After the sensation settles down, it may be clearer what the intention was, what ideas were practiced and how many reflexes can the glades and crannies have.

We don’t know. Let’s do it to find out. If we are. How many and how. For what and why. In the end we talk. We do not guarantee answers.”

In short, come see João and Teresa do it until the plane of logic.
Or not.

Opening reception:
Sat, Jan 11, 20h-23h.

Gallery hours:
Tue-Sun, 14h-19h.

Closing:
Sun, Feb 2, 16h.

FREE ENTRY.

To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50
Jan 23 @ 16:00 – 20:00
To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50 @ Zaratan Arte Contemporânea | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It’s unclear what to expect from any art show but this one, in particular, has piqued our curiosity with its description: labyrinths, honey, ladies, archeology, games, engineered yarn, and digital spaces? Oh yes. All that and more await at this wacky show by Lisboeta artist André Sier in São Bento. We think.

“Lady of the Labyrinth’s Honey” is first expression, archaeological, that guards the entrance of the first human labyrinths, before which are performed offerings of eusocial nectar, to the lady of the labyrinth, craving for safe passage before the first lethal device of serious and spacial games, in times where non-human aspects guide the sphere of human cosmos. This exhibition accounts for electronic and digital explorations in the footpath of the environment which braces the mythical engineered yarn: it proposes artifacts under the form of machinic drawings originating from non-human sources, abstract sculptures of the players, photographs and devices of bio-electronic aggregates, vegetable paintings with maps of played games, interactive visualizations of animal spaces, and a videogame, for two players. Daedalus, Ariadne, Minos, Theseus, Pasiphae, Asterion, and many others, dance and play, cyclically, in the virtual gardens of the lady of the labyrinth.

André Sier works artistically with code, electronic, interactive, digital and conventional media, where he combines video games, installations, painting, sculpture, music, mathematics and computation in objects and electronic arts experiments, in which he fuses mythology, interfaces, spatiotemporal continuums. generative, human-nonhuman art-science constructs. Award-winning artist at New Art Fest (2017), three times at Lisbon Maker Faire (2014, 15, 16), Cerveira Biennial (2009) and Jovens Criadores (2006). For the last 22 years, he has been producing objects and serial interactive work, which playfully unveil spatial-temporal relationships synthesized in electronic substrates, shown in more than 27 national and international solo exhibitions, over 100 exhibitions and collective events. He has exhibited works at the MNAC (2017, 2016), São Roque Museum (2011), MEIAC (2006). André Sier is an electronic artist with a degree in science, arts, computing, a philosophy degree, a digital arts educator and he currently teaches at the University of Évora, and he is a Ph.D. student in techno-arts at Planetary Collegium.

Thursday to Sunday, 16h – 20h, Free entry with
Guided Tour: 8 Feb at 18h

Project supported by DGArtes – Secretaria de Estado da Cultura

Wanna support the arts too?

Here are the membership options at Zaratan:
1) Occasional member: Pays a 3,50€ daily fee to attend specific events.
2) Annual member: Pays a 30€ annual fee to enter all Zaratan events for one year for free (from the time of registration).
3) Patron member: Pays a 100€ annual fee to enter all Zaratan events for one year for free; gets a 10% discount on Zaratan’s editions (artist’s multiple, VHS, K7s, posters); and is Offereo of an artist printed multiple (chosen by Zaratan).

to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
Jan 23 @ 18:00 – 19:00
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE @ Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Photographer Margarida Dias was born in Lisbon in 1966. She has both studied and taught photography in Portugal. She has worked with numerous magazines, advertising agencies, design, decoration, and architecture workshops over the years. She has had over 30 solo and a few group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. She has released a book and a few calendars.
And she still lives and works in Lisbon.

For the last two weeks in January, local art gallery Espaço Santa Catarina hosts her new solo exhibit STILL LIVE.
Here’s what they say about it:
“Two bodies and a photographer. The bodies know, of course, that the photographer is there. One meter from them. They perform for her. They offer you plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct. They seduce her through a supposedly unthinking articulation between musculature and movement. The premeditation dose with which they do so will vary. But the manipulation that sustains the whole session is notorious.”

Plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct with a varying premeditated dose of notorious manipulation?

Well, we’re in.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 14h – 20h.

Show up until January 31st.

FREE ENTRY.

Jan
24
Fri
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 24 all-day
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Heads-up, people.

Lisboetas know the MAAT as one of the city’s most popular destinations for art, culture, weird architecture, history, and a nice view.

And if you have been cruising the internet recently looking for what’s on in MAAT for 2020 — then you most likely have come across a few interesting exhibits up now, and in the near future, on platforms like Facebook and even this very humble website…

However, if you live in Lisbon, then you know it’s not always easy to know exactly wtf is going on at any given point, anywhere, even when you’re physically there.

The museum has recently released the following statement:
“The recent strong gusts of wind have forced MAAT to bring forward the maintenance work scheduled for February.

The new MAAT building will be temporarily closed and will reopen on 27 March. The museum will be closed down for repair works to restore part of the roof that gave way following the extreme weather conditions and strong gusts of wind that occurred on December 19th… This interruption will also be used to expedite the works to complete MAAT’s restaurant, which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2020.

EDP Foundation will keep the Tejo Power Station building open which, as well as its permanent exhibition, is also holding the exhibitions Economy of Means, part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Dreamers Never Learn by Vasco Barata, and AWDIˈTƆRJU by Pedro Tudela.”

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

P.S: The afore-mentioned Central Tejo Power Station is pretty cool and well worth the visit.

P.S.S.: If you happen to write a list of weekly events for a website about Lisbon — then we feel your pain.

to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 24 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 24 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE
Jan 24 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Robalo and Teresa Robalo are very serious artists. So serious that they refuse to share their last names. João was born in 1989. He studied dance, theater, and cinema right here in Lisbon, and he dabbles in all sorts of performance and visual art, poetry, and music. At the moment he devotes himself to “creating spaces for collective freedom and planting and maintaining trees.”

Teresa was born in “the winter of ’92.” She studied art and graphic design and likes music, poetry, urban art, murals, live painting, and installations. She also works with children and the elderly. She adds, “I keep a strong attraction for handwork, construction, crafts, mixed media, and public space. Although digital is infinite and advantageous, I am pleased to feel that by being able to touch I can also focus on what is real and what surrounds me.”

Rua das Gaivotas 6 welcomes João and Teresa for their latest endeavor between January 11 and February 2.

We’re not really sure what it’s about.
Fortunately — and heads up — João Robalo and Teresa Robalo have a lot to say about it:
“Construction, sharing and permanent reconstruction of the cave, the clearing, the womb, the bonfire, the crannies (of a base, comfortable places flexible to mutations, interventions, and rituals). This is the starting point of our proposal: to build places for meeting and sharing, for experimenting with ideas, sensations, forms, and questions.

On the first day an initiation rite takes place where drinks will be shared, the first sketches will be made and the bodies present in a sound journey guided by Pan.demi.CK will be mixed. Then there are two, but we can be more. Sometimes we are nobody. We don’t know. Which does not stop us from doing. Sensations do not always bring a justification from the start, so we intend to create a space conducive to understanding and free flow of sensations, and that can be transformed according to the intuitions and ideas that come from that understanding and that current.

The plane of logic is left for last. We are doing it until then. After the sensation settles down, it may be clearer what the intention was, what ideas were practiced and how many reflexes can the glades and crannies have.

We don’t know. Let’s do it to find out. If we are. How many and how. For what and why. In the end we talk. We do not guarantee answers.”

In short, come see João and Teresa do it until the plane of logic.
Or not.

Opening reception:
Sat, Jan 11, 20h-23h.

Gallery hours:
Tue-Sun, 14h-19h.

Closing:
Sun, Feb 2, 16h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE
Jan 24 @ 15:00 – 21:00
to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE @ Rua Passos Manuel 4, 1150-260 Lisboa, Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

*Doors open at 11h on Jan 25.

The future looks grim for many in 2020, but more so for the homeless and refugees than for you and me. It seems like what we need now, more than ever, is a revolution.
And nothing says revolution like fashion.
Enter Fashion Revolution Portugal and friends, with this:
“In the logic of practicing detachment, having less but better things, helping those most in need and being more sustainable, Leonor Bettencourt Loureiro creates the POP UP Solidarity event THE GHOST OF FUTURE FASHION, with the support of Fashion Revolution Portugal and Maria Galvão Sousa, to start the year in the right tone with a different second-hand sale, to be repeated every year, hoping to create a new tradition.

The unsold pieces will be delivered to associations that support the Homeless and Refugees.

*Bring your own bag for all purchases made during Pop-Up.”

SCHEDULE AND PROGRAMMING:

Sale:
24 Jan – 15h to 21h.
25 Jan – 11h to 21h.

Talks (moderated by Maria Galvão Sousa):
25 Jan:
15h- Sustainability in the Fashion Industry, with the participation of the reference organization Fashion Revolution.
18h- Case Study Anjos 70: From a clothing market to a creative pole, with the participation of Catarina V Querido (founder of ANJOS 70 and Art & Flea Market).

Dj sets in the basement:

24 Jan:
18h – 19h, Espirro.
19h – 20h, MC Poça (Catarina Viana).
8 pm – 9 pm, Joao Magalhaes.

25 Jan:
14h – 15h, Uglycat (Catarina Rodrigues Monteiro).
20h – 21h, King Kami (Kamila Ferreira).

Live painting by Mafalda Slam both days.

FREE ENTRY.

To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50
Jan 24 @ 16:00 – 20:00
To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50 @ Zaratan Arte Contemporânea | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It’s unclear what to expect from any art show but this one, in particular, has piqued our curiosity with its description: labyrinths, honey, ladies, archeology, games, engineered yarn, and digital spaces? Oh yes. All that and more await at this wacky show by Lisboeta artist André Sier in São Bento. We think.

“Lady of the Labyrinth’s Honey” is first expression, archaeological, that guards the entrance of the first human labyrinths, before which are performed offerings of eusocial nectar, to the lady of the labyrinth, craving for safe passage before the first lethal device of serious and spacial games, in times where non-human aspects guide the sphere of human cosmos. This exhibition accounts for electronic and digital explorations in the footpath of the environment which braces the mythical engineered yarn: it proposes artifacts under the form of machinic drawings originating from non-human sources, abstract sculptures of the players, photographs and devices of bio-electronic aggregates, vegetable paintings with maps of played games, interactive visualizations of animal spaces, and a videogame, for two players. Daedalus, Ariadne, Minos, Theseus, Pasiphae, Asterion, and many others, dance and play, cyclically, in the virtual gardens of the lady of the labyrinth.

André Sier works artistically with code, electronic, interactive, digital and conventional media, where he combines video games, installations, painting, sculpture, music, mathematics and computation in objects and electronic arts experiments, in which he fuses mythology, interfaces, spatiotemporal continuums. generative, human-nonhuman art-science constructs. Award-winning artist at New Art Fest (2017), three times at Lisbon Maker Faire (2014, 15, 16), Cerveira Biennial (2009) and Jovens Criadores (2006). For the last 22 years, he has been producing objects and serial interactive work, which playfully unveil spatial-temporal relationships synthesized in electronic substrates, shown in more than 27 national and international solo exhibitions, over 100 exhibitions and collective events. He has exhibited works at the MNAC (2017, 2016), São Roque Museum (2011), MEIAC (2006). André Sier is an electronic artist with a degree in science, arts, computing, a philosophy degree, a digital arts educator and he currently teaches at the University of Évora, and he is a Ph.D. student in techno-arts at Planetary Collegium.

Thursday to Sunday, 16h – 20h, Free entry with
Guided Tour: 8 Feb at 18h

Project supported by DGArtes – Secretaria de Estado da Cultura

Wanna support the arts too?

Here are the membership options at Zaratan:
1) Occasional member: Pays a 3,50€ daily fee to attend specific events.
2) Annual member: Pays a 30€ annual fee to enter all Zaratan events for one year for free (from the time of registration).
3) Patron member: Pays a 100€ annual fee to enter all Zaratan events for one year for free; gets a 10% discount on Zaratan’s editions (artist’s multiple, VHS, K7s, posters); and is Offereo of an artist printed multiple (chosen by Zaratan).

to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
Jan 24 @ 18:00 – 19:00
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE @ Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Photographer Margarida Dias was born in Lisbon in 1966. She has both studied and taught photography in Portugal. She has worked with numerous magazines, advertising agencies, design, decoration, and architecture workshops over the years. She has had over 30 solo and a few group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. She has released a book and a few calendars.
And she still lives and works in Lisbon.

For the last two weeks in January, local art gallery Espaço Santa Catarina hosts her new solo exhibit STILL LIVE.
Here’s what they say about it:
“Two bodies and a photographer. The bodies know, of course, that the photographer is there. One meter from them. They perform for her. They offer you plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct. They seduce her through a supposedly unthinking articulation between musculature and movement. The premeditation dose with which they do so will vary. But the manipulation that sustains the whole session is notorious.”

Plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct with a varying premeditated dose of notorious manipulation?

Well, we’re in.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 14h – 20h.

Show up until January 31st.

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
Jan 24 @ 19:00 – 22:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Underdogs 10 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tamara Alves was born in 1983. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s in Contemporary Artistic Practices. She lives and works in Lisbon. Her murals can be found here and there around Lisbon but are not in your face; they’re easy to recognize because they’re good. Tamara prefers her canvas and show-space to be the street rather than art galleries.
That is, until now.

“When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep” is Tamara’s first solo indoors exhibit, and the Underdogs 10 art gallery has the honor of housing it through March.
Here’s what they say about:
“‘… starving hysterical naked …’
Repeating over and over this line from the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg in her mind while she works, like some sort of mantra, Tamara Alves has been weaving a narrative that celebrates in a raw, poetic way the primeval vitality of strong sensations, of an animal becoming, of brute passion, as opposed to rational deliberation.

Based on the idea that our instincts are what defines us, the artist presents in her first solo show at Underdogs a set of works painted on various media and in various formats – acrylic on canvas, watercolors, sketches with colored pencils – which, invoking a universe of (female) human and animal figures in interaction with the natural landscape and objects imbued with a strong symbolic charge (the car, in a clear allusion to the visceral passion explored by David Cronenberg in Crash), invite us to embrace feelings as a wild and untamed driving force. A universe where love, always love (which is wounds, pain, tears, but nevertheless pleasure, joy, ecstasy), can be the fruit of an impact, an accident, growing within us like a wildflower. A universe where the night is synonymous with release and fierceness when lovers meet and wolves set out.”

That’s right, kids.
And out come the wolves…
Go show some love.

Opening reception with the artist:
Friday, January 24th, 19h-22h.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 14h-20h.

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Jan
25
Sat
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 25 all-day
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Heads-up, people.

Lisboetas know the MAAT as one of the city’s most popular destinations for art, culture, weird architecture, history, and a nice view.

And if you have been cruising the internet recently looking for what’s on in MAAT for 2020 — then you most likely have come across a few interesting exhibits up now, and in the near future, on platforms like Facebook and even this very humble website…

However, if you live in Lisbon, then you know it’s not always easy to know exactly wtf is going on at any given point, anywhere, even when you’re physically there.

The museum has recently released the following statement:
“The recent strong gusts of wind have forced MAAT to bring forward the maintenance work scheduled for February.

The new MAAT building will be temporarily closed and will reopen on 27 March. The museum will be closed down for repair works to restore part of the roof that gave way following the extreme weather conditions and strong gusts of wind that occurred on December 19th… This interruption will also be used to expedite the works to complete MAAT’s restaurant, which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2020.

EDP Foundation will keep the Tejo Power Station building open which, as well as its permanent exhibition, is also holding the exhibitions Economy of Means, part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Dreamers Never Learn by Vasco Barata, and AWDIˈTƆRJU by Pedro Tudela.”

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

P.S: The afore-mentioned Central Tejo Power Station is pretty cool and well worth the visit.

P.S.S.: If you happen to write a list of weekly events for a website about Lisbon — then we feel your pain.

Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Jan 25 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots, and vintage LPs, this is also THE market to replace your missing phone charger or stolen backpack, pick up some off-the-truck books, and haggle over Soviet gas masks. Best place for gramophones in Europe bar none.

Morning time is when things are particularly sketchy, if you like that sort of thing. By 9, it’s mostly very nice shoppers, very civilized and such. Bonus: excellent street musicians forming impromptu gypsy orchestras with some real class and skill.

Take 712, 734 and 28 Electrico tram, or go by taxi, who all know where it is.

Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE
Jan 25 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are always gems in English and French and occasionally other languages. Several sellers also usually carry antique prints, old postcards, and maps. A very pleasant place to browse, and the prices are usually fairer than other markets.

to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jan 25 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 25 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE
Jan 25 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

João Robalo and Teresa Robalo are very serious artists. So serious that they refuse to share their last names. João was born in 1989. He studied dance, theater, and cinema right here in Lisbon, and he dabbles in all sorts of performance and visual art, poetry, and music. At the moment he devotes himself to “creating spaces for collective freedom and planting and maintaining trees.”

Teresa was born in “the winter of ’92.” She studied art and graphic design and likes music, poetry, urban art, murals, live painting, and installations. She also works with children and the elderly. She adds, “I keep a strong attraction for handwork, construction, crafts, mixed media, and public space. Although digital is infinite and advantageous, I am pleased to feel that by being able to touch I can also focus on what is real and what surrounds me.”

Rua das Gaivotas 6 welcomes João and Teresa for their latest endeavor between January 11 and February 2.

We’re not really sure what it’s about.
Fortunately — and heads up — João Robalo and Teresa Robalo have a lot to say about it:
“Construction, sharing and permanent reconstruction of the cave, the clearing, the womb, the bonfire, the crannies (of a base, comfortable places flexible to mutations, interventions, and rituals). This is the starting point of our proposal: to build places for meeting and sharing, for experimenting with ideas, sensations, forms, and questions.

On the first day an initiation rite takes place where drinks will be shared, the first sketches will be made and the bodies present in a sound journey guided by Pan.demi.CK will be mixed. Then there are two, but we can be more. Sometimes we are nobody. We don’t know. Which does not stop us from doing. Sensations do not always bring a justification from the start, so we intend to create a space conducive to understanding and free flow of sensations, and that can be transformed according to the intuitions and ideas that come from that understanding and that current.

The plane of logic is left for last. We are doing it until then. After the sensation settles down, it may be clearer what the intention was, what ideas were practiced and how many reflexes can the glades and crannies have.

We don’t know. Let’s do it to find out. If we are. How many and how. For what and why. In the end we talk. We do not guarantee answers.”

In short, come see João and Teresa do it until the plane of logic.
Or not.

Opening reception:
Sat, Jan 11, 20h-23h.

Gallery hours:
Tue-Sun, 14h-19h.

Closing:
Sun, Feb 2, 16h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE
Jan 25 @ 15:00 – 21:00
to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE @ Rua Passos Manuel 4, 1150-260 Lisboa, Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

*Doors open at 11h on Jan 25.

The future looks grim for many in 2020, but more so for the homeless and refugees than for you and me. It seems like what we need now, more than ever, is a revolution.
And nothing says revolution like fashion.
Enter Fashion Revolution Portugal and friends, with this:
“In the logic of practicing detachment, having less but better things, helping those most in need and being more sustainable, Leonor Bettencourt Loureiro creates the POP UP Solidarity event THE GHOST OF FUTURE FASHION, with the support of Fashion Revolution Portugal and Maria Galvão Sousa, to start the year in the right tone with a different second-hand sale, to be repeated every year, hoping to create a new tradition.

The unsold pieces will be delivered to associations that support the Homeless and Refugees.

*Bring your own bag for all purchases made during Pop-Up.”

SCHEDULE AND PROGRAMMING:

Sale:
24 Jan – 15h to 21h.
25 Jan – 11h to 21h.

Talks (moderated by Maria Galvão Sousa):
25 Jan:
15h- Sustainability in the Fashion Industry, with the participation of the reference organization Fashion Revolution.
18h- Case Study Anjos 70: From a clothing market to a creative pole, with the participation of Catarina V Querido (founder of ANJOS 70 and Art & Flea Market).

Dj sets in the basement:

24 Jan:
18h – 19h, Espirro.
19h – 20h, MC Poça (Catarina Viana).
8 pm – 9 pm, Joao Magalhaes.

25 Jan:
14h – 15h, Uglycat (Catarina Rodrigues Monteiro).
20h – 21h, King Kami (Kamila Ferreira).

Live painting by Mafalda Slam both days.

FREE ENTRY.

To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50
Jan 25 @ 16:00 – 20:00
To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50 @ Zaratan Arte Contemporânea | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It’s unclear what to expect from any art show but this one, in particular, has piqued our curiosity with its description: labyrinths, honey, ladies, archeology, games, engineered yarn, and digital spaces? Oh yes. All that and more await at this wacky show by Lisboeta artist André Sier in São Bento. We think.

“Lady of the Labyrinth’s Honey” is first expression, archaeological, that guards the entrance of the first human labyrinths, before which are performed offerings of eusocial nectar, to the lady of the labyrinth, craving for safe passage before the first lethal device of serious and spacial games, in times where non-human aspects guide the sphere of human cosmos. This exhibition accounts for electronic and digital explorations in the footpath of the environment which braces the mythical engineered yarn: it proposes artifacts under the form of machinic drawings originating from non-human sources, abstract sculptures of the players, photographs and devices of bio-electronic aggregates, vegetable paintings with maps of played games, interactive visualizations of animal spaces, and a videogame, for two players. Daedalus, Ariadne, Minos, Theseus, Pasiphae, Asterion, and many others, dance and play, cyclically, in the virtual gardens of the lady of the labyrinth.

André Sier works artistically with code, electronic, interactive, digital and conventional media, where he combines video games, installations, painting, sculpture, music, mathematics and computation in objects and electronic arts experiments, in which he fuses mythology, interfaces, spatiotemporal continuums. generative, human-nonhuman art-science constructs. Award-winning artist at New Art Fest (2017), three times at Lisbon Maker Faire (2014, 15, 16), Cerveira Biennial (2009) and Jovens Criadores (2006). For the last 22 years, he has been producing objects and serial interactive work, which playfully unveil spatial-temporal relationships synthesized in electronic substrates, shown in more than 27 national and international solo exhibitions, over 100 exhibitions and collective events. He has exhibited works at the MNAC (2017, 2016), São Roque Museum (2011), MEIAC (2006). André Sier is an electronic artist with a degree in science, arts, computing, a philosophy degree, a digital arts educator and he currently teaches at the University of Évora, and he is a Ph.D. student in techno-arts at Planetary Collegium.

Thursday to Sunday, 16h – 20h, Free entry with
Guided Tour: 8 Feb at 18h

Project supported by DGArtes – Secretaria de Estado da Cultura

Wanna support the arts too?

Here are the membership options at Zaratan:
1) Occasional member: Pays a 3,50€ daily fee to attend specific events.
2) Annual member: Pays a 30€ annual fee to enter all Zaratan events for one year for free (from the time of registration).
3) Patron member: Pays a 100€ annual fee to enter all Zaratan events for one year for free; gets a 10% discount on Zaratan’s editions (artist’s multiple, VHS, K7s, posters); and is Offereo of an artist printed multiple (chosen by Zaratan).

POETRY | Língua Afiada at Má Língua | Graça | FREE
Jan 25 @ 18:00 – 19:30
POETRY | Língua Afiada at Má Língua | Graça | FREE @ Má Língua | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Some poets are good, some poets are bad.
Their tongues make you happy, or unintentionally sad.
Some folks are poets and don’t even know it.
More folks aren’t poets, but insist on not knowing it…

Poetry is tricky like that.
If you would like to see some local poetry or something like it, then the appropriately named cultural hub that is Má Língua (“bad tongue” or “bad language”) invites you to Língua Afiada (“sharp tongue”) this Saturday night.

Here’s what they say:
“All words have their weight, where communication between beings tends to be revealed (in) confidences or simply to be insolent. Understanding is not expected on this journey through letters. Spasms, redundant looks, and deep breathing are expected, where heavy lines, these historical ones, will approach everything. Together we have the Sharp Tongue!”

People behind the mic:
Fi Oliveira,
Vanessa Lamounier
Mariana Portela
Gilson Barreto
Eládio Cardoso

There’s also an open mic if you would like to share some of your own words.

Come be inspired, or inspire.
Or just come for the heavy breathing and insolent redundant looks.

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
Jan 25 @ 19:00 – 22:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Underdogs 10 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Tamara Alves was born in 1983. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s in Contemporary Artistic Practices. She lives and works in Lisbon. Her murals can be found here and there around Lisbon but are not in your face; they’re easy to recognize because they’re good. Tamara prefers her canvas and show-space to be the street rather than art galleries.
That is, until now.

“When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep” is Tamara’s first solo indoors exhibit, and the Underdogs 10 art gallery has the honor of housing it through March.
Here’s what they say about:
“‘… starving hysterical naked …’
Repeating over and over this line from the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg in her mind while she works, like some sort of mantra, Tamara Alves has been weaving a narrative that celebrates in a raw, poetic way the primeval vitality of strong sensations, of an animal becoming, of brute passion, as opposed to rational deliberation.

Based on the idea that our instincts are what defines us, the artist presents in her first solo show at Underdogs a set of works painted on various media and in various formats – acrylic on canvas, watercolors, sketches with colored pencils – which, invoking a universe of (female) human and animal figures in interaction with the natural landscape and objects imbued with a strong symbolic charge (the car, in a clear allusion to the visceral passion explored by David Cronenberg in Crash), invite us to embrace feelings as a wild and untamed driving force. A universe where love, always love (which is wounds, pain, tears, but nevertheless pleasure, joy, ecstasy), can be the fruit of an impact, an accident, growing within us like a wildflower. A universe where the night is synonymous with release and fierceness when lovers meet and wolves set out.”

That’s right, kids.
And out come the wolves…
Go show some love.

Opening reception with the artist:
Friday, January 24th, 19h-22h.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 14h-20h.

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

CLASSICAL MUSIC | Ópera em Belmonte | Castelo | FREE (Donation-based)
Jan 25 @ 19:15 – 20:45
CLASSICAL MUSIC | Ópera em Belmonte | Castelo | FREE (Donation-based) @ Palácio Belmonte | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come and check out this musical soirée of two flutes and a piano celebrating famous opera melodies right nearby the entrance to the castle. This relaxed program is an ideal way to end your Saturday afternoon (or start your day, depending on what happened on Friday night — We won’t tell if you won’t).

Jonathan Henderson | Flute
David Silva | Flute
Ricardo Vicente | Piano

PROGRAM:

FRANÇOIS BORNE / GEORGES BIZET
Fantasia Brilliante on Themes from Carmen

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Paraphrase of Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin Op.24

MANUEL DE FALLA
Nocturno

THEOBALD BÖHM
Grande Polonaise in D Major, Op 16

PHILIPPE GAUBERT
Divertissement Grec

Parking is allowed inside the reserved area of Castle St. George, please refer to the Facebook event for updated information closer to the event date: https://www.facebook.com/events/470111470340633/

MUSIC BATTLE | Festival Termómetro #25: Final Round | Marvila | 5-10€
Jan 25 @ 21:30 – Jan 26 @ 00:30
MUSIC BATTLE | Festival Termómetro #25: Final Round | Marvila | 5-10€ @ LAV - Lisboa ao Vivo | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The thermometer is a device that measures temperature which dates back to the 16th century, said to have been invented by Italian physician Santorio Santorio.

Festival Termómetro (“Thermometer Festival”) was invented by Portuguese weirdo, radio-broadcaster, and TV personality Fernando Alvim in Porto. It, like its creator, dates back to the previous millenium — 1994, to be exact. It is a yearly musical contest of sorts that measures and promotes the country’s emerging talent.

In 2019 the festival celebrated its 25th year when 24 local bands duked it out across the country (and in Madrid) to see who was hot and who was not. These were gradually narrowed down to a lucky five.

On Saturday, January 25th, LAV – Lisboa ao Vivo hosts the grande finale of Termómetro’s 25th edition, and the lucky line-up is (drum roll):
Flor (from Funchal),
Foggy (from Palermo, Italy),
Rope Walkers (from Lisbon),
Bia Maria (from Ourém),
and SOHO SOHO (from Lisbon).

And, alas, there can be only one.
So, even with Lisbon’s recent thermometer readings, things are likely to get heated.

The winners get:
-a slot in the next editions of the NOS Alive and Bons Sons festivals;
-a music video;
-20 free studio hours;
-eternal glory.

The five finalists will also be joined on stage by loclas First Breath After Coma.

5-10€ tikcets here or at the door.

Jan
26
Sun
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 26 all-day
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Heads-up, people.

Lisboetas know the MAAT as one of the city’s most popular destinations for art, culture, weird architecture, history, and a nice view.

And if you have been cruising the internet recently looking for what’s on in MAAT for 2020 — then you most likely have come across a few interesting exhibits up now, and in the near future, on platforms like Facebook and even this very humble website…

However, if you live in Lisbon, then you know it’s not always easy to know exactly wtf is going on at any given point, anywhere, even when you’re physically there.

The museum has recently released the following statement:
“The recent strong gusts of wind have forced MAAT to bring forward the maintenance work scheduled for February.

The new MAAT building will be temporarily closed and will reopen on 27 March. The museum will be closed down for repair works to restore part of the roof that gave way following the extreme weather conditions and strong gusts of wind that occurred on December 19th… This interruption will also be used to expedite the works to complete MAAT’s restaurant, which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2020.

EDP Foundation will keep the Tejo Power Station building open which, as well as its permanent exhibition, is also holding the exhibitions Economy of Means, part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Dreamers Never Learn by Vasco Barata, and AWDIˈTƆRJU by Pedro Tudela.”

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

P.S: The afore-mentioned Central Tejo Power Station is pretty cool and well worth the visit.

P.S.S.: If you happen to write a list of weekly events for a website about Lisbon — then we feel your pain.

to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jan 26 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 26 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50
Jan 26 @ 16:00 – 20:00
To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50 @ Zaratan Arte Contemporânea | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It’s unclear what to expect from any art show but this one, in particular, has piqued our curiosity with its description: labyrinths, honey, ladies, archeology, games, engineered yarn, and digital spaces? Oh yes. All that and more await at this wacky show by Lisboeta artist André Sier in São Bento. We think.

“Lady of the Labyrinth’s Honey” is first expression, archaeological, that guards the entrance of the first human labyrinths, before which are performed offerings of eusocial nectar, to the lady of the labyrinth, craving for safe passage before the first lethal device of serious and spacial games, in times where non-human aspects guide the sphere of human cosmos. This exhibition accounts for electronic and digital explorations in the footpath of the environment which braces the mythical engineered yarn: it proposes artifacts under the form of machinic drawings originating from non-human sources, abstract sculptures of the players, photographs and devices of bio-electronic aggregates, vegetable paintings with maps of played games, interactive visualizations of animal spaces, and a videogame, for two players. Daedalus, Ariadne, Minos, Theseus, Pasiphae, Asterion, and many others, dance and play, cyclically, in the virtual gardens of the lady of the labyrinth.

André Sier works artistically with code, electronic, interactive, digital and conventional media, where he combines video games, installations, painting, sculpture, music, mathematics and computation in objects and electronic arts experiments, in which he fuses mythology, interfaces, spatiotemporal continuums. generative, human-nonhuman art-science constructs. Award-winning artist at New Art Fest (2017), three times at Lisbon Maker Faire (2014, 15, 16), Cerveira Biennial (2009) and Jovens Criadores (2006). For the last 22 years, he has been producing objects and serial interactive work, which playfully unveil spatial-temporal relationships synthesized in electronic substrates, shown in more than 27 national and international solo exhibitions, over 100 exhibitions and collective events. He has exhibited works at the MNAC (2017, 2016), São Roque Museum (2011), MEIAC (2006). André Sier is an electronic artist with a degree in science, arts, computing, a philosophy degree, a digital arts educator and he currently teaches at the University of Évora, and he is a Ph.D. student in techno-arts at Planetary Collegium.

Thursday to Sunday, 16h – 20h, Free entry with
Guided Tour: 8 Feb at 18h

Project supported by DGArtes – Secretaria de Estado da Cultura

Wanna support the arts too?

Here are the membership options at Zaratan:
1) Occasional member: Pays a 3,50€ daily fee to attend specific events.
2) Annual member: Pays a 30€ annual fee to enter all Zaratan events for one year for free (from the time of registration).
3) Patron member: Pays a 100€ annual fee to enter all Zaratan events for one year for free; gets a 10% discount on Zaratan’s editions (artist’s multiple, VHS, K7s, posters); and is Offereo of an artist printed multiple (chosen by Zaratan).

to Jan 26 | FILM CYCLE | Wtf is going on? | Intendente | FREE
Jan 26 @ 18:00 – 20:00
to Jan 26 | FILM CYCLE | Wtf is going on? | Intendente | FREE @ Crew Hassan | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Titties.
Butterflies.
Global warming.
Iran.
Wtf is going on?
No, seriously, like, wtf is happening?

Perhaps Subterrâneo (“Underground”) can explain.
From them:
“We are the most underground movie theater in Lisbon. So, between cigarettes and glasses, within an intimate aura, this movie club features monthly movie cycles and guest screening sessions.”

January’s theme is —you guessed it — Wtf is going on.
It kicks off with the Czech Republic’s Sedmikrásky (“Dasies,” 1966) by Věra Chytilová.

Here’s what they say about that:
“Maybe the New Wave’s most anarchic entry, Věra Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing—food, clothes, men, war—is taken seriously. Daisies is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.”

That’s wtf is going on Sunday, January 12th.
See wtf is going on January 19th and 26th here.

Deets for all three Sundays:
In the basement of Crew Hassan.
Doors at 18h, showtime at 18h30.
English Subtitles.

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s the trailer for the opening film.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBabnmxJ6bE[/embed]

WEEKLY | MUSIC AND DANCE | Viva o Samba at Titanic Sur Mer | Cais do Sodré | 10€
Jan 26 @ 20:00 – Jan 27 @ 04:00
WEEKLY | MUSIC AND DANCE | Viva o Samba at Titanic Sur Mer | Cais do Sodré | 10€ @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you live in Lisbon, chances are you know at least one person that loves samba.
And if you’ve been down by the river on any given Sunday night lately, then you may have witnessed the madness that is Viva o Samba at Titanic Sur Mer.
If not — we highly recommend it.

The organizers describe it as “Europe’s most engaging cultural event,” and we’re tempted to agree.
They add:
“Everyone is invited.
Here our gratitude is expressed for so many shared joys, and all the positive vibrations that we’re emanating into the universe. We are all the resistance that samba needs to never be forgotten; or, rather, always remembered.
Come on!”

Stop by any Sunday through March and witness the magic for yourself.
It’s definitely a night to remember.

ENTRY: 10€.

Here’s a glimpse of the madness.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y26uJOHZyz4[/embed]

LIVE MUSIC | Brief Candles + Cavalo55 | Intendente | FREE-3€
Jan 26 @ 21:00 – 23:30
LIVE MUSIC | Brief Candles + Cavalo55 | Intendente | FREE-3€ @ Sirigaita | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Brief Candles is a near-century-old collection of short stories by that dude that wrote Brave New World, gave Jim Morrison his band name, and died of cancer while tripping on acid. Thank you for keeping it real, Mr. Huxley.

Brief Candles is also a local musician who makes “melancholic pop songs” and dabbles in “anti-folk slowness.”

The latter Brief Candles is coming to bookshop and bar on a street with character Sirigaita this Sunday night with his guitar and possibly a cat.

Cavalo 55 (“Horse 55”) is also a musician who describes himself as “half man, half horse” that “sings songs from the past so as not to be afraid of the future.”

FREE ENTRY with a 3€ annual membership; donations for Brief Candles and the half-horse welcome.

WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD
Jan 26 @ 23:59 – Jan 27 @ 06:00
WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ Musicbox | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From MusicBox, the organizers:
“Breakbeat is a widely used rhythm in funk, hip-hop or bass music, characterized by being unpredictable and contrary to the usual 4/4, resulting in a much more energetic cadence.”
So, if you find yourself stranded on Pink Street on a Sunday night and looking for a much more energetic cadence, you know where to go. The BreakBeat night actually starts at 1 am, but you know how these digital calendars are.

ENTRY: TBD (usually a beer or two).

Here’s some breakbeat for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FCo8vGUKuE[/embed]

Jan
27
Mon
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 27 all-day
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Heads-up, people.

Lisboetas know the MAAT as one of the city’s most popular destinations for art, culture, weird architecture, history, and a nice view.

And if you have been cruising the internet recently looking for what’s on in MAAT for 2020 — then you most likely have come across a few interesting exhibits up now, and in the near future, on platforms like Facebook and even this very humble website…

However, if you live in Lisbon, then you know it’s not always easy to know exactly wtf is going on at any given point, anywhere, even when you’re physically there.

The museum has recently released the following statement:
“The recent strong gusts of wind have forced MAAT to bring forward the maintenance work scheduled for February.

The new MAAT building will be temporarily closed and will reopen on 27 March. The museum will be closed down for repair works to restore part of the roof that gave way following the extreme weather conditions and strong gusts of wind that occurred on December 19th… This interruption will also be used to expedite the works to complete MAAT’s restaurant, which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2020.

EDP Foundation will keep the Tejo Power Station building open which, as well as its permanent exhibition, is also holding the exhibitions Economy of Means, part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Dreamers Never Learn by Vasco Barata, and AWDIˈTƆRJU by Pedro Tudela.”

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

P.S: The afore-mentioned Central Tejo Power Station is pretty cool and well worth the visit.

P.S.S.: If you happen to write a list of weekly events for a website about Lisbon — then we feel your pain.

to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Jan 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

China.
You’ve probably heard of it.
And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way back.

Here’s what the São Roque Museum, organizers of this cross-cultural and historical art exhibit, explain:
“The reign of King John V (1706-1750) corresponded to the reigns of three Qing Dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yonzheng and Qianlong) and was one of the most intense and relevant periods of the relationship between Portugal, Europe, and China. This period was equally striking for Macao‘s history and its quality as an international trading port between two empires, the Portuguese and the Chinese. The exhibition One King and Three Emperors – Portugal, China and Macao in the time of D. João V, curated by Jorge Santos Alves, marks the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Portugal and China, the 20th anniversary of the transfer of powers in Macau, and the 450th anniversary of the Macao Holy House of Mercy.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday: 14h-18h.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h-12h and 14h-18h.

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Jan 27 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

From the interwebs:
“-interstice (noun):
an intervening space, especially a very small one.
– interstitial (adj/noun):
of, forming, or occupying interstices.”

Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives and works here. In other words, he’s kind of a dreamer.

Vasco’s also kind of a geek. He uses words like “interstitials,” for example. He also has a degree in painting and a post-graduate degree in drawing. He dabbles in photography and multimedia and is currently working on his Doctorate at the University of Coimbra.

In the interstitial time, Vasco has a solo exhibit up at the MAAT. Here’s how the organizers describe it:
“Barata has been exploring the interstitials of the image and the space between the visible and the invisible, materiality and immateriality. For this project he transforms the exhibition space into an installation where visitors are submerged in a semi-abandoned urban environment. This space stands between being physically “occupied” and showing the aftermath of a flood and its remains. The exhibit intends to reflect the temporary free space which is liberated between the flux of economic tides. During the financial crisis, society was plunged into a state of survival mode at every level. Foreign investment seized the moment to speculate in real estate, flooding the market. The constant cycle of tides uncovers a free space creating new transitory borders; these provide opportunities to the human waves of immigrants looking for a new beginning, as well as to the capitalist-driven investors looking for a chance to make new deals.”

Fight the power, Vasco.

NOTE: The main MAAT building is closed. This show is at the Tejo Central building, which is right next door.

ENTRY: 2,50-5€.

to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
Jan 27 @ 18:00 – 19:00
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE @ Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Photographer Margarida Dias was born in Lisbon in 1966. She has both studied and taught photography in Portugal. She has worked with numerous magazines, advertising agencies, design, decoration, and architecture workshops over the years. She has had over 30 solo and a few group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. She has released a book and a few calendars.
And she still lives and works in Lisbon.

For the last two weeks in January, local art gallery Espaço Santa Catarina hosts her new solo exhibit STILL LIVE.
Here’s what they say about it:
“Two bodies and a photographer. The bodies know, of course, that the photographer is there. One meter from them. They perform for her. They offer you plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct. They seduce her through a supposedly unthinking articulation between musculature and movement. The premeditation dose with which they do so will vary. But the manipulation that sustains the whole session is notorious.”

Plastic awareness simulating spontaneity and instinct with a varying premeditated dose of notorious manipulation?

Well, we’re in.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 14h – 20h.

Show up until January 31st.

FREE ENTRY.

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