to May 19 | ART FESTIVAL | ARCOLisboa | Belém | 5 to 15€
NOTE: it’s 14h to 21h on Thu and Fri, May 16-17, 12h to 21h on Sat, May 18, and 12h to 18h on Sun, May 19. Entrance is 15€ or 5€ for students, but only from Fri to Sun.
The Cordoaria Nacional is hosting the second ARCOLisboa fair, a big success last year despite Atlas being unable to buy anything. This time around, they’re expanding the contemporary art fair outdoors too, so technically you could see some art for free.
From the organizers (more info here):
In addition to the careful selection of galleries in the main section of the fair (General Programme), which will continue to investigate Portuguese art and its connections with the international scene, there will once again be an Opening section dedicated to galleries with less than 7 years of experience; projects by artists, and a special area dedicated to the publication of books by artists directed by Arts Libris.
In addition to this content, for the first time, there will be an area featuring large sculptures outside the Cordoaria Nacional, thus opening the content of the fair to the city.
The debate spaces about art and collecting and the places for gathering and exchange will play a big role, making ARCOlisboa a unique space to see, buy, learn and talk about art.
ARCOlisboa will again have the support of the Municipal Chamber of Lisbon and Fundação EDP, as well as the support of all the local institutions and the main artistic agents of the city, who make the celebration of the fair possible every year.
To attract new visitors to the fair and to enable ARCOlisboa to present contemporary art to a wider audience, Silvia Escorcio will take part in this new edition.