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May
25
Sat
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 25 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 25 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€ @ CASA DAS HISTÓRIAS  | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal

Local painter Paula Rego was born in 1935. So she most likely remembers the ’80s. At least as one can remember the ’80s. Her new exhibit is, coincidentally, called “Anos 80.”
The organizers tell us:
“It brings together a vast group of works from that decade, most of which are now to be found in private collections. This period coincided with a number of personal, social and artistic changes that aroused in Rego a sense of freedom in regard to the expectations imposed on her about the way of “making art”. These changes led to a reformulation of her working process (the narrative universe and the formal treatment of her works). Her desire for artistic liberation, for “doing things more directly,” would lead her into a space of greater proximity to herself, to her life beyond painting. The presence of these emotions and her confrontation with them through painting established a radically new visual language for telling her stories, creating a complex and ambiguous universe in which animals were creatures with human qualities and behaviors, thrust into peculiar situations, vivid dramas that noisily invaded her painting.”

Come embrace your inner animal, ’80s style.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10h to 18h (last entrance at 17h40).
General Public: 5€.
Residents: 2.5€.
Tickets here.

to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste” by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste" by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€ @  Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Armed Forces of a country deserve some cool photographs too, because they’re probably too busy for selfies. And, after all, they’re the reason most of us can sleep at night.
That’s why Museu de Ajube (“The Museum of Freedom and Resistance”) invites Manuel Brito to present his new exhibition: “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste.” A chronicle of the job done by GNR – Guarda Nacional Republicana in recent years.

Come see for yourself that the uniformed men and women of Portugal have a human face.

ENTRY: 3€.

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
May 25 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

May
26
Sun
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 26 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€
May 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€ @ CASA DAS HISTÓRIAS  | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal

Local painter Paula Rego was born in 1935. So she most likely remembers the ’80s. At least as one can remember the ’80s. Her new exhibit is, coincidentally, called “Anos 80.”
The organizers tell us:
“It brings together a vast group of works from that decade, most of which are now to be found in private collections. This period coincided with a number of personal, social and artistic changes that aroused in Rego a sense of freedom in regard to the expectations imposed on her about the way of “making art”. These changes led to a reformulation of her working process (the narrative universe and the formal treatment of her works). Her desire for artistic liberation, for “doing things more directly,” would lead her into a space of greater proximity to herself, to her life beyond painting. The presence of these emotions and her confrontation with them through painting established a radically new visual language for telling her stories, creating a complex and ambiguous universe in which animals were creatures with human qualities and behaviors, thrust into peculiar situations, vivid dramas that noisily invaded her painting.”

Come embrace your inner animal, ’80s style.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10h to 18h (last entrance at 17h40).
General Public: 5€.
Residents: 2.5€.
Tickets here.

to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste” by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€
May 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste" by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€ @  Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Armed Forces of a country deserve some cool photographs too, because they’re probably too busy for selfies. And, after all, they’re the reason most of us can sleep at night.
That’s why Museu de Ajube (“The Museum of Freedom and Resistance”) invites Manuel Brito to present his new exhibition: “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste.” A chronicle of the job done by GNR – Guarda Nacional Republicana in recent years.

Come see for yourself that the uniformed men and women of Portugal have a human face.

ENTRY: 3€.

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
May 26 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

May
27
Mon
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 27 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 27 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

May
28
Tue
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 28 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 28 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 28 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste” by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€
May 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste" by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€ @  Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Armed Forces of a country deserve some cool photographs too, because they’re probably too busy for selfies. And, after all, they’re the reason most of us can sleep at night.
That’s why Museu de Ajube (“The Museum of Freedom and Resistance”) invites Manuel Brito to present his new exhibition: “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste.” A chronicle of the job done by GNR – Guarda Nacional Republicana in recent years.

Come see for yourself that the uniformed men and women of Portugal have a human face.

ENTRY: 3€.

May
29
Wed
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 29 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 29 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 29 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste” by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€
May 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste" by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€ @  Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Armed Forces of a country deserve some cool photographs too, because they’re probably too busy for selfies. And, after all, they’re the reason most of us can sleep at night.
That’s why Museu de Ajube (“The Museum of Freedom and Resistance”) invites Manuel Brito to present his new exhibition: “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste.” A chronicle of the job done by GNR – Guarda Nacional Republicana in recent years.

Come see for yourself that the uniformed men and women of Portugal have a human face.

ENTRY: 3€.

May
30
Thu
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 30 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 30 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 30 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 30 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste” by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€
May 30 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 30 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste" by Manuel Brito | Alfama | 3€ @  Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Armed Forces of a country deserve some cool photographs too, because they’re probably too busy for selfies. And, after all, they’re the reason most of us can sleep at night.
That’s why Museu de Ajube (“The Museum of Freedom and Resistance”) invites Manuel Brito to present his new exhibition: “Operação Guarda e Norte – Nordeste.” A chronicle of the job done by GNR – Guarda Nacional Republicana in recent years.

Come see for yourself that the uniformed men and women of Portugal have a human face.

ENTRY: 3€.

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
May 30 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

May
31
Fri
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 31 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 31 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 31 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 31 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
May 31 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

Jun
1
Sat
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
Jun 1 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

Jun
2
Sun
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
Jun 2 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

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