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Lisbon Events Calendar

Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in and around Lisbon, in English. ATTENTION: Most of the top museums in Lisbon have closed due to the attempt to contain the Coronavirus. There will likely be last-minute cancellations on events until mid-May and possibly beyond, so for now, it’s best to call and check if the event you fancy is still going on just in case.
Jul
4
Sat
2020
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 4 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 4 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 4 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 4 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
5
Sun
2020
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 5 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 5 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
6
Mon
2020
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 6 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
7
Tue
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 7 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 7 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 7 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
8
Wed
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 8 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
9
Thu
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 9 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 9 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 9 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
10
Fri
2020
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 10 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 10 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 10 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 10 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
11
Sat
2020
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 11 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 11 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 11 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
12
Sun
2020
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 12 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 12 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
13
Mon
2020
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 13 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
14
Tue
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 14 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 14 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
15
Wed
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 15 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 15 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
16
Thu
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

Jul
17
Fri
2020
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 17 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 17 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

Jul
18
Sat
2020
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 18 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 18 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

Jul
19
Sun
2020
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE
Jul 19 all-day
to July 19 | ART, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS | Jardim de Verão Gulbenkian 2020 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Gulbenkian Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gublenkian Museum is a Lisbon staple that, like most Lisbon staples of the museum variety, has been hit quite hard by the global pandemic. And yet, it has some good news.
We’ll let them do the talking:
“In a year in which the Gulbenkian Garden is, more than ever, a place of freedom, and in a time marked by challenges to artistic enjoyment, the Summer Garden presents a transdisciplinary and truly eclectic program, in charge of the ZDB (Gallery Zé dos Bois).

Designed to “safeguard an inclusive space, maintaining a particular attention to individual enjoyment”, the program starts from the qualities of the Garden to explore various paths that go through installation, performance, and music.

For the next three weekends, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has free admission.”

More info and full program here.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
21
Tue
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

Jul
22
Wed
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

Jul
23
Thu
2020
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
Jul 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them…
Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to celebrate (seeing that Portugal has been handling the global pandemic thing relatively well), many of Lisbon’s museums are cautiously opening some of its doors — provided that you don’t act like a dumbass.

One such museum is Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB). And here’s what they say:
“Garagem Sul CCB reopens on International Museum Day, with the exhibition O Mar É a Nossa Terra (“The Sea is Our Land”), with free entry. After that day, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Now, all visitors can walk through the exhibition accompanied by an explanatory audio guide, accessible via your mobile phone (we recommend that you bring your headphones).
For the youngest, we designed an “actividário”, a set of challenges and puzzles that lead families to discover the secrets of the Portuguese coastline.
The attendance to the public at the Ticket Office is resumed, between 3 pm and 8 pm, although the rule of preference for information and return of tickets by non-face-to-face means remains, as a contention measure of contagion.

The Berardo Collection Museum reopens to the public, under the conditions defined by FAMC-CB.

#CCBCidadeDigital will continue to make digital content freely available, every week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.”

Learn more here.

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