Most museums in Lisbon re-opened April 5, and theaters, cinemas, and live music venues on April 19. Read more here. NOTE: Hours are changing constantly and shows still get cancelled, so please check with the organizers.
to Nov 28 | ART EXHIBIT | Ai Wei Wei: Rapture | 6-32€
June 4 - November 28€6 – €32
Ai Wei Wei. You’ve probably heard of him. He’s alright, I guess. Anyway, here’s what he says:
“Expressing oneself is a part of being human. To be deprived of a voice is to be told you are not a participant in society; ultimately it is a denial of humanity.”
And here’s what Wikipedia adds:
“Ai Weiwei encapsulates political conviction and his personal poetry in his many sculptures, photographs, and public works. In doing this, he makes use of Chinese art forms to display the Chinese political and social issues.
After being allowed to leave China in 2015, he has lived in Berlin, Germany, and, since 2019, in Cambridge, UK, with his family, working and traveling internationally.”
Word on the street is that Ai now owns property in Portugal too. Fittingly, he also has an upcoming exhibit here. You’ve seen ads for that all over town. It opens in June, and you can learn more and get your tix here.