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May
25
Sat
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 May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy’s “Dismaland” and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy's "Dismaland" and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€ @ Alfândega de Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Banksy.

You’ve probably heard of him. Maybe you can even name one of his pieces. Or at least describe one.
Only time will tell whether what he did for art (especially graffiti) is good or bad. But his genius is undeniable, in our humble opinion.
Photographer Barry Cawston has heard of Banksy. Moreover, he has spent a good deal of time photographing the elusive weirdo’s work. And now he brings 44 of these photos to Porto.

Here’s the word on the street:
“This is a powerful demonstration that takes us on a journey through the phenomenal work of an artist who has been using his art for more than 25 years to question the values ​​of society and that now comes, and for the first time, to Portugal. The exhibition, which features 44 large photographs (240 x 188), includes images from the project Dismaland (along with a few now infamous earlier pieces).
In addition to the photographs by Barry Cawston, the exhibition will also integrate a series of works by young Portuguese artists, also serving as a launching pad for new names in the universe of urban art.”

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 Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

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 May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy’s “Dismaland” and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€
May 26 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy's "Dismaland" and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€ @ Alfândega de Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Banksy.

You’ve probably heard of him. Maybe you can even name one of his pieces. Or at least describe one.
Only time will tell whether what he did for art (especially graffiti) is good or bad. But his genius is undeniable, in our humble opinion.
Photographer Barry Cawston has heard of Banksy. Moreover, he has spent a good deal of time photographing the elusive weirdo’s work. And now he brings 44 of these photos to Porto.

Here’s the word on the street:
“This is a powerful demonstration that takes us on a journey through the phenomenal work of an artist who has been using his art for more than 25 years to question the values ​​of society and that now comes, and for the first time, to Portugal. The exhibition, which features 44 large photographs (240 x 188), includes images from the project Dismaland (along with a few now infamous earlier pieces).
In addition to the photographs by Barry Cawston, the exhibition will also integrate a series of works by young Portuguese artists, also serving as a launching pad for new names in the universe of urban art.”

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 Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
May 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

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 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]

to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy’s “Dismaland” and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€
May 27 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy's "Dismaland" and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€ @ Alfândega de Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Banksy.

You’ve probably heard of him. Maybe you can even name one of his pieces. Or at least describe one.
Only time will tell whether what he did for art (especially graffiti) is good or bad. But his genius is undeniable, in our humble opinion.
Photographer Barry Cawston has heard of Banksy. Moreover, he has spent a good deal of time photographing the elusive weirdo’s work. And now he brings 44 of these photos to Porto.

Here’s the word on the street:
“This is a powerful demonstration that takes us on a journey through the phenomenal work of an artist who has been using his art for more than 25 years to question the values ​​of society and that now comes, and for the first time, to Portugal. The exhibition, which features 44 large photographs (240 x 188), includes images from the project Dismaland (along with a few now infamous earlier pieces).
In addition to the photographs by Barry Cawston, the exhibition will also integrate a series of works by young Portuguese artists, also serving as a launching pad for new names in the universe of urban art.”

Tickets here.

May
28
Tue
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 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€.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
May 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

May
29
Wed
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 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€.

to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
May 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

May
30
Thu
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 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 Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
May 30 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

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 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 Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
May 31 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

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 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 Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 1 @ 11:00 – 19:00
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come get your inner hipster on at Lisbon’s self-described “most alternative” market, the first weekend of every month, brought to you by Anjos70. Art, crafts, vintage clothes sold by modern people, funky teas and healthy substances, army fatigues, photography, printing workshops, a bar with non-hipster-priced booze, coffee and snacks, and much more. It sure beats the generic tile shops that Rua Augusta and Graça are littered with.
The market has been growing for six years now; it has over 100 stalls, plus a live DJ. The goods and the people are mostly authentically Portuguese, but with English being spoken evenly.
Ask any local and they will say they’ve been pleasantly surprised.

The market takes place on the first weekend of every month except August and January, when they have special programming. The entry is free, and if you’d like to set up a table, you can do so starting at around 10€: https://anjos70.org

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 Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Jun 2 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Jun 2 @ 11:00 – 19:00
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Come get your inner hipster on at Lisbon’s self-described “most alternative” market, the first weekend of every month, brought to you by Anjos70. Art, crafts, vintage clothes sold by modern people, funky teas and healthy substances, army fatigues, photography, printing workshops, a bar with non-hipster-priced booze, coffee and snacks, and much more. It sure beats the generic tile shops that Rua Augusta and Graça are littered with.
The market has been growing for six years now; it has over 100 stalls, plus a live DJ. The goods and the people are mostly authentically Portuguese, but with English being spoken evenly.
Ask any local and they will say they’ve been pleasantly surprised.

The market takes place on the first weekend of every month except August and January, when they have special programming. The entry is free, and if you’d like to set up a table, you can do so starting at around 10€: https://anjos70.org

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
Jun 2 @ 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
3
Mon
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
Jun 3 @ 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]

Jun
4
Tue
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
Jun 4 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€ @ Museu do Ajube | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

If you’ve never seen the inside of a prison, then chances are you’re not in the U.S., let alone doing better than a lot of the planet.
Museu do Ajube aims to change that — but, don’t worry, not permanently, and for a mere three bucks.
Here’s their verdict:
“The Portuguese Prison Photo Project provides an insight into seven contemporary Portuguese prisons. From the largest and oldest, dating back to the 1880s, to the newest, opened in 2004.
The images, captured by two photographers — Portuguese Luís Barbosa and Swiss Peter M. Schulthess — show different approaches and perspectives, and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.”

Learn more here.

ENTRY: 3€.

Jun
5
Wed
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
Jun 5 @ 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]

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