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Feb
22
Sat
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Feb 22 all-day
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Heads-up, people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

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

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

Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Feb 22 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Feb 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Feb 22 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

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

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE
Feb 22 @ 12:00 – 19:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE @ Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Silva Porto (aka António Carvalho de Silva Porto) was born in Porto, up north, 170 years ago in 1850 and he died right here in Lisbon, 43 years later. During his relatively short time on Earth, António made a lot of art, and even studied art in Paris. Despite being little known outside of Portugal, António was still pretty good. His main focus was naturalist painting, but he also liked to draw.

“The 500 Drawings of Silva Porto in the SNBA collection” is described by Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (“National Society of Fine Arts,” or SNBA, the organizers) as “the largest exhibition of drawings by the painter ever.”

The organizers also add that “this will be the first exhibition that SNBA prepares in partnership with CML, in the year that the city is distinguished as the 2020 European Green Capital.” After all, Silva was a naturalist.
So, there’s that.

Anyway, if you like drawing, you’ll likely like António.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri, 12h-19h.
Sat, 14h-19h.

Show up until March 7th.

FREE ENTRY.

To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50
Feb 22 @ 16:00 – 20:00
To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50 @ Zaratan Arte Contemporânea | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

Project supported by DGArtes – Secretaria de Estado da Cultura

Wanna support the arts too?

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

PARTY | Desert’Smoke and Friends | Anjos | FREE
Feb 22 @ 17:00 – 23:59
PARTY | Desert'Smoke and Friends | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Looking for something different?
How does a jam session, a group art exhibit, tattoos, and a vegan dinner sound?
Ok, you’re right. That is basically any given Saturday night in Lisbon.

Nevertheless, Anjos70 is a pretty cool space run by friendly, chill folks. And if you’re bored and low on funds this Saturday, they got news for you.
Here’s what they say:
“It is with great enthusiasm that we present to you the collective party ‘Desert’Smoke and Friends,’ in which we are pleased to invite our greatest and best friends to work with us in this project. You can count on exhibitions of more than 10 artists, DJ sets, tattoos, a jam session, a vegan dinner, a Desert’Smoke concert with projections of Liquid Light, and the special participation of a great friend!”

The program:
Doors 17h – 00h.
19h-21h – DJ Set Candy Diaz.
21h- Vegan Dinner + Jam Session.
22h- Desert’Smoke.

Artists on display:
– Catarina Mendes / @ cata.pmendes
– Cuca / @cucametoda
– Crea / @ tatanka.crea
– Around / @em_redor
– Filipa Yue / @yuenicornio
– Je.wellery / @ je.wellery
– João Varela / @ monk.scriptorium
– Kredo / @__kredo
– Lucas Pinto Amor / @lucaspintoamor
– Senhor / @ o.senhor
– Street Leech / @ street.leech
– Teresa Lopes Silva / @teresavls
– Under Vigillance / @under_vigillance
– Warini Bandini / @ warini.bandini

FREE ENTRY.

Here’s a whiff.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-RJj0batC8[/embed]

to Feb 29 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Batida presents “Local Artistic Accommodation” | Intendente | FREE-7€
Feb 22 @ 17:00 – 23:59
to Feb 29 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Batida presents "Local Artistic Accommodation" | Intendente | FREE-7€ @ Casa Independente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Pedro Coquenão was born in Huambo, the third-largest city in Angola and formerly “Nova Lisboa” (oh, colonialism…). Pedro was raised in the suburbs of Lisbon. Today Pedro is a radio, video, and music producer who is well-known locally, but more by his stage name Batida.

Throughout February, Batida takes over Casa Independente for a month of weirdness that he’s calling Alojamento Artístico Local (“Local Artistic Accommodation”). Batida says the main objective of the project is “to break down barriers and blur the distinction between formal and informal space.”

There’s an art exhibit aptly entitled “Neon Colonialism.” There’s the production and presentation of a musical called “IKOQWE.” There are friends, DJs, and a radio show. There are both artists and colonizers coexisting, eating, drinking, sleeping, making art and money, and dancing.
And maybe there’s you.

Learn more here.

Free entry to the Arroios Junta de Freguesia Gallery Hall:
– Monday to Friday, 9h30-18h;
– Saturday and Sunday, 14h30-19h.

Free entry to Casa Independente:
– Tuesday to Thursday, 17h-00h.

7€ to Casa Independente Fridays and Saturdays, 17h-2h (includes Musical IKOQWE at 23h).

The fun ends February 29th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

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

Heads-up, people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Feb 23 @ 10:30 – 15:30
Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project supported by DGArtes – Secretaria de Estado da Cultura

Wanna support the arts too?

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

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

Heads-up, people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE
Feb 24 @ 12:00 – 19:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE @ Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Silva Porto (aka António Carvalho de Silva Porto) was born in Porto, up north, 170 years ago in 1850 and he died right here in Lisbon, 43 years later. During his relatively short time on Earth, António made a lot of art, and even studied art in Paris. Despite being little known outside of Portugal, António was still pretty good. His main focus was naturalist painting, but he also liked to draw.

“The 500 Drawings of Silva Porto in the SNBA collection” is described by Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (“National Society of Fine Arts,” or SNBA, the organizers) as “the largest exhibition of drawings by the painter ever.”

The organizers also add that “this will be the first exhibition that SNBA prepares in partnership with CML, in the year that the city is distinguished as the 2020 European Green Capital.” After all, Silva was a naturalist.
So, there’s that.

Anyway, if you like drawing, you’ll likely like António.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri, 12h-19h.
Sat, 14h-19h.

Show up until March 7th.

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 30 | FILM CYCLE | Silent Cinema at Casa da Achada | Mouraria | FREE
Feb 24 @ 21:30 – 23:00
to Mar 30 | FILM CYCLE | Silent Cinema at Casa da Achada | Mouraria | FREE @ Casa da Achada | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If there’s any hope left for Lisbon in the face of genocidal gentrification, rampant inequality, unintentional rape by tourists and landlords, and general good old-fashioned capitalist decay, that hope is, and has been for a thousand years, the neighborhood of Mouraria.

And tucked away in the seldom-accessed-by-tuk-tuk heart of this haven of character is Casa da Achada, a non-profit cultural organization opened a decade ago to honor and continue the legacy of local artist, writer, critic, and teacher of Portuguese Mário Dionísio.

One of the many cool things the “House of the Found” does is free silent oldie film screenings every Monday night. They’re usually preceded by a guest speaker, and have Portuguese subtitles.

*The socialist fun commences at 21h30, and seating is limited.

**Make sure to bundle up this time of year as, due to capitalism, there is no heating.

Jan 27
Nova Babilónia, 1929
by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg

Feb 3
The General, 1926
bu Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman

Feb 10
Nana, 1926
By Jean Renoir

Feb 17
Limite, 1931
by Mário Peixoto

Feb 24
Film, 1965
by Alan Schnieder and Samuel Beckett
Two Men and a Wardrobe, 1958
by Roman Polanski

March 2
Os Habitantes, 1970 and
As Estações, 1975
by Artavazd Pelechain

March 9
Paris Qui Dort, 1924 and
Entr’acte, 1924
by René Clair

March 16
A Ilha Nua, 1960
by Kaneto Shindo

March 23
The Crowd, 1928
by King Vidor

March 30
The Lady and the Hooligan, 1918
by Evgueni Slavinsky and Vladimir Mayakovsky
Chess Fever, 1925
by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky
Glumov’s Diary, 1923
by Sergei Einstein

See the full program here*.

FREE ENTRY.

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

Heads-up, people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE
Feb 25 @ 12:00 – 19:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE @ Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Silva Porto (aka António Carvalho de Silva Porto) was born in Porto, up north, 170 years ago in 1850 and he died right here in Lisbon, 43 years later. During his relatively short time on Earth, António made a lot of art, and even studied art in Paris. Despite being little known outside of Portugal, António was still pretty good. His main focus was naturalist painting, but he also liked to draw.

“The 500 Drawings of Silva Porto in the SNBA collection” is described by Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (“National Society of Fine Arts,” or SNBA, the organizers) as “the largest exhibition of drawings by the painter ever.”

The organizers also add that “this will be the first exhibition that SNBA prepares in partnership with CML, in the year that the city is distinguished as the 2020 European Green Capital.” After all, Silva was a naturalist.
So, there’s that.

Anyway, if you like drawing, you’ll likely like António.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri, 12h-19h.
Sat, 14h-19h.

Show up until March 7th.

FREE ENTRY.

to Feb 29 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Batida presents “Local Artistic Accommodation” | Intendente | FREE-7€
Feb 25 @ 17:00 – 23:59
to Feb 29 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Batida presents "Local Artistic Accommodation" | Intendente | FREE-7€ @ Casa Independente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Pedro Coquenão was born in Huambo, the third-largest city in Angola and formerly “Nova Lisboa” (oh, colonialism…). Pedro was raised in the suburbs of Lisbon. Today Pedro is a radio, video, and music producer who is well-known locally, but more by his stage name Batida.

Throughout February, Batida takes over Casa Independente for a month of weirdness that he’s calling Alojamento Artístico Local (“Local Artistic Accommodation”). Batida says the main objective of the project is “to break down barriers and blur the distinction between formal and informal space.”

There’s an art exhibit aptly entitled “Neon Colonialism.” There’s the production and presentation of a musical called “IKOQWE.” There are friends, DJs, and a radio show. There are both artists and colonizers coexisting, eating, drinking, sleeping, making art and money, and dancing.
And maybe there’s you.

Learn more here.

Free entry to the Arroios Junta de Freguesia Gallery Hall:
– Monday to Friday, 9h30-18h;
– Saturday and Sunday, 14h30-19h.

Free entry to Casa Independente:
– Tuesday to Thursday, 17h-00h.

7€ to Casa Independente Fridays and Saturdays, 17h-2h (includes Musical IKOQWE at 23h).

The fun ends February 29th.

WEEKLY to Jun 24 | DRAWING WORKSHOPS | Nude Model Workshops: Drawing Skin | Rato | 7-10€
Feb 25 @ 18:00 – 19:30
WEEKLY to Jun 24 | DRAWING WORKSHOPS | Nude Model Workshops: Drawing Skin | Rato | 7-10€ @ Casa-Atelier Vieira da Silva | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?”
Banksy.

Cathy Douzil is an artist and teacher who was born in Paris and now lives in Lisbon.
Cathy likes to draw, and she’s not bad.
For that reason, she doesn’t mind teaching you.

Here’s what she says about her workshops:
“Throughout the year, session after session, we will try to solve the mystery of moving a three-dimensional figure to our sheet of paper, capturing the essentials of the human figure (dynamics, movement, and shadow). Sessions will be at two speeds: calm every Tuesday and fast every Wednesday.”

The workshops are open to anyone 15 years or older, with no experience necessary.

PRICING:
-7€ per session all month at two speeds;
-8€ per session all month at one speed;
-10€ per single session (paid in cash at the Museum reception before 18h).
*Alternatively, monthly payments can be made via bank transfer, at least 48 hours in advance; please ask for bank details upon registration.

MATERIALS:
The material is included (board, sheets, and pencil) but limited to the first 18 students enrolled.
You will be able to participate beyond this limit with your own material.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday (except holidays), 18h-19h30, until June 24th, 2020.

Registrations via email [email protected].

Did we mention there will be naked people?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

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

Heads-up, people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE
Feb 26 @ 12:00 – 19:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE @ Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Silva Porto (aka António Carvalho de Silva Porto) was born in Porto, up north, 170 years ago in 1850 and he died right here in Lisbon, 43 years later. During his relatively short time on Earth, António made a lot of art, and even studied art in Paris. Despite being little known outside of Portugal, António was still pretty good. His main focus was naturalist painting, but he also liked to draw.

“The 500 Drawings of Silva Porto in the SNBA collection” is described by Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (“National Society of Fine Arts,” or SNBA, the organizers) as “the largest exhibition of drawings by the painter ever.”

The organizers also add that “this will be the first exhibition that SNBA prepares in partnership with CML, in the year that the city is distinguished as the 2020 European Green Capital.” After all, Silva was a naturalist.
So, there’s that.

Anyway, if you like drawing, you’ll likely like António.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri, 12h-19h.
Sat, 14h-19h.

Show up until March 7th.

FREE ENTRY.

to Feb 29 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Batida presents “Local Artistic Accommodation” | Intendente | FREE-7€
Feb 26 @ 17:00 – 23:59
to Feb 29 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Batida presents "Local Artistic Accommodation" | Intendente | FREE-7€ @ Casa Independente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Pedro Coquenão was born in Huambo, the third-largest city in Angola and formerly “Nova Lisboa” (oh, colonialism…). Pedro was raised in the suburbs of Lisbon. Today Pedro is a radio, video, and music producer who is well-known locally, but more by his stage name Batida.

Throughout February, Batida takes over Casa Independente for a month of weirdness that he’s calling Alojamento Artístico Local (“Local Artistic Accommodation”). Batida says the main objective of the project is “to break down barriers and blur the distinction between formal and informal space.”

There’s an art exhibit aptly entitled “Neon Colonialism.” There’s the production and presentation of a musical called “IKOQWE.” There are friends, DJs, and a radio show. There are both artists and colonizers coexisting, eating, drinking, sleeping, making art and money, and dancing.
And maybe there’s you.

Learn more here.

Free entry to the Arroios Junta de Freguesia Gallery Hall:
– Monday to Friday, 9h30-18h;
– Saturday and Sunday, 14h30-19h.

Free entry to Casa Independente:
– Tuesday to Thursday, 17h-00h.

7€ to Casa Independente Fridays and Saturdays, 17h-2h (includes Musical IKOQWE at 23h).

The fun ends February 29th.

WEEKLY to Jun 24 | DRAWING WORKSHOPS | Nude Model Workshops: Drawing Skin | Rato | 7-10€
Feb 26 @ 18:00 – 19:30
WEEKLY to Jun 24 | DRAWING WORKSHOPS | Nude Model Workshops: Drawing Skin | Rato | 7-10€ @ Casa-Atelier Vieira da Silva | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?”
Banksy.

Cathy Douzil is an artist and teacher who was born in Paris and now lives in Lisbon.
Cathy likes to draw, and she’s not bad.
For that reason, she doesn’t mind teaching you.

Here’s what she says about her workshops:
“Throughout the year, session after session, we will try to solve the mystery of moving a three-dimensional figure to our sheet of paper, capturing the essentials of the human figure (dynamics, movement, and shadow). Sessions will be at two speeds: calm every Tuesday and fast every Wednesday.”

The workshops are open to anyone 15 years or older, with no experience necessary.

PRICING:
-7€ per session all month at two speeds;
-8€ per session all month at one speed;
-10€ per single session (paid in cash at the Museum reception before 18h).
*Alternatively, monthly payments can be made via bank transfer, at least 48 hours in advance; please ask for bank details upon registration.

MATERIALS:
The material is included (board, sheets, and pencil) but limited to the first 18 students enrolled.
You will be able to participate beyond this limit with your own material.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday (except holidays), 18h-19h30, until June 24th, 2020.

Registrations via email casa-ateli[email protected].

Did we mention there will be naked people?

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
Feb 26 @ 19:00 – 22:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Underdogs 10 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

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

Heads-up, people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE
Feb 27 @ 12:00 – 19:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE @ Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Silva Porto (aka António Carvalho de Silva Porto) was born in Porto, up north, 170 years ago in 1850 and he died right here in Lisbon, 43 years later. During his relatively short time on Earth, António made a lot of art, and even studied art in Paris. Despite being little known outside of Portugal, António was still pretty good. His main focus was naturalist painting, but he also liked to draw.

“The 500 Drawings of Silva Porto in the SNBA collection” is described by Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (“National Society of Fine Arts,” or SNBA, the organizers) as “the largest exhibition of drawings by the painter ever.”

The organizers also add that “this will be the first exhibition that SNBA prepares in partnership with CML, in the year that the city is distinguished as the 2020 European Green Capital.” After all, Silva was a naturalist.
So, there’s that.

Anyway, if you like drawing, you’ll likely like António.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri, 12h-19h.
Sat, 14h-19h.

Show up until March 7th.

FREE ENTRY.

To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50
Feb 27 @ 16:00 – 20:00
To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50 @ Zaratan Arte Contemporânea | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

Project supported by DGArtes – Secretaria de Estado da Cultura

Wanna support the arts too?

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

to Feb 29 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Batida presents “Local Artistic Accommodation” | Intendente | FREE-7€
Feb 27 @ 17:00 – 23:59
to Feb 29 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Batida presents "Local Artistic Accommodation" | Intendente | FREE-7€ @ Casa Independente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Pedro Coquenão was born in Huambo, the third-largest city in Angola and formerly “Nova Lisboa” (oh, colonialism…). Pedro was raised in the suburbs of Lisbon. Today Pedro is a radio, video, and music producer who is well-known locally, but more by his stage name Batida.

Throughout February, Batida takes over Casa Independente for a month of weirdness that he’s calling Alojamento Artístico Local (“Local Artistic Accommodation”). Batida says the main objective of the project is “to break down barriers and blur the distinction between formal and informal space.”

There’s an art exhibit aptly entitled “Neon Colonialism.” There’s the production and presentation of a musical called “IKOQWE.” There are friends, DJs, and a radio show. There are both artists and colonizers coexisting, eating, drinking, sleeping, making art and money, and dancing.
And maybe there’s you.

Learn more here.

Free entry to the Arroios Junta de Freguesia Gallery Hall:
– Monday to Friday, 9h30-18h;
– Saturday and Sunday, 14h30-19h.

Free entry to Casa Independente:
– Tuesday to Thursday, 17h-00h.

7€ to Casa Independente Fridays and Saturdays, 17h-2h (includes Musical IKOQWE at 23h).

The fun ends February 29th.

MUSIC SEMINAR | ArtCitizenship Seminar # 2: Musical Genres | Anjos | FREE
Feb 27 @ 18:00 – 23:00
MUSIC SEMINAR | ArtCitizenship Seminar # 2: Musical Genres | Anjos | FREE @ PENHA SCO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Gender, race, nationality, age, religion, rent…
These things have been known to cause division, hate, war, and death.
Music, on the other hand, has alsways been known to unite.

Here’s what local non-profit ArtCitizenship says about this upcoming music thing:
“In the worlds of music, the disparities in the representation of multiple human genres are reflected. Each musical genre has its own history regarding the relationship with gender identities. How and where do genres echo in (sub) musical genres? How can musical genres serve as a tool for understanding social complexities and paradoxes?
To go beyond what is visible to the ear, we call for the sharing of knowledge in a seminar format. We propose to start from three types of sounds – Rock, Improvised Music, and Punk. They are not despotic genres, they serve as a basis for other listening. As for identities, we also have a natural opening to your rainbow, but we will start from three consequent cases – women in Portuguese Rock, testosterone flows in Improvised Music, and the Punk bases of riot grrrl.

Four guests will release the first distorted chords of this seminar when presenting their work (18h – 21h):
-“Watching the band go by? How rock touches women who play rock ”- RITA GRÁCIO: PhD in Sociology from the University of Exeter, in partnership with CES-UC, and poet.
-“Wild at Heart” (Performance-conference) – MARIA DO MAR: Violinist with conscience, improviser who also likes music, programmer of interventional music that is urgent to listen to; and RUI EDUARDO PAES: Essayist, music critic and curator with a mission spirit and little sense of career, always willing to lose battles.
-“Bikini Kill Again: punk, gender, identity and difference” – PAULA GUERRA: Sociologist, teacher and researcher. It has been in music and, above all, in the unstable lightness of rock, that has developed its texts and contexts.

Seminar # 2: Musicais Géneros also involves the presentation of the work of two artists who have closely followed these themes, and who have captured them through their respective lenses (21h-23h):
‘Playing with desire,’ a Video installation by FRANCISCA MARVÃO and ‘Chiaroscuro sonorus,’ a photography exhibition by NUNO MARTINS.”

FREE ENTRY.

NOTE: The seminar has a maximum capacity of 40 people.
Prior and free registration is mandatory by sending an email to: [email protected].

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
Feb 27 @ 19:00 – 22:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE @ Underdogs 10 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition on view until March 7th.

Press and sales inquiries: [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Feb
28
Fri
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€
Feb 28 all-day
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Heads-up, people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, global warming…
Anyhoo – consider yourself informed.

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

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

to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE
Feb 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

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

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

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

More info via [email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE
Feb 28 @ 12:00 – 19:00
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | 500 Drawings of Silva Porto | Avenida | FREE @ Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Silva Porto (aka António Carvalho de Silva Porto) was born in Porto, up north, 170 years ago in 1850 and he died right here in Lisbon, 43 years later. During his relatively short time on Earth, António made a lot of art, and even studied art in Paris. Despite being little known outside of Portugal, António was still pretty good. His main focus was naturalist painting, but he also liked to draw.

“The 500 Drawings of Silva Porto in the SNBA collection” is described by Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (“National Society of Fine Arts,” or SNBA, the organizers) as “the largest exhibition of drawings by the painter ever.”

The organizers also add that “this will be the first exhibition that SNBA prepares in partnership with CML, in the year that the city is distinguished as the 2020 European Green Capital.” After all, Silva was a naturalist.
So, there’s that.

Anyway, if you like drawing, you’ll likely like António.

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri, 12h-19h.
Sat, 14h-19h.

Show up until March 7th.

FREE ENTRY.

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