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to Oct 29 | FREE MUSEUM ENTRY | CCB Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) | Belém

October 27, 2023 @ 21:30 October 29, 2023 @ 19:00

The famed modern art collection at Berardo at Centro Cultural de Belém, the most impressive and comprehensive collection fo 20th and 21st-century art in Portugal bar none, has changed hands, for various reasons, none of them very good for Mr. José “Joe” Berardo, although we suspect he’ll be just fine.

Lisbon art lovers have been eager to find out what CCB kept and what they plan to do with it all. On Oct. 27, and for the following two days, we get to find out, for free. And there’s a DJ on the 27th, natch (plus one of Portugal’s top fado singers, live).

From the organizers:

“The new MAC/CCB Museum of Contemporary Art will officially open with the presentation of the collections on deposit – the Berardo Collection, the Ellipse Collection and the Teixeira de Freitas Collection (with the exhibition Ou o desenho contínuo, (Or continuous drawing, otherwise transalted as Or continuous design) — as well as a solo exhibition by Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere, entitled Atravessar uma ponte em chamas (Crossing a burning bridge).

Opening program, on Oct. 27

9:30 pm  Doors opening with free visit.

9:30 pm Opening of the exhibition Or the continuous drawing. Teixeira de Freitas Collection.

9:30 pm Opening of the exhibition Crossing a bridge on fire by Berlinde De Bruyckere.
The exhibition includes a nucleus at the National Museum of Ancient Art, where the work Liggende — Arcangelo I, 2023, will be installed, presented in the room dedicated to the Spanish baroque painter Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664) – opening on October 28th, at 6:00 pm, at the National Museum of Ancient Art.

          Other exhibitions to visit at MAC/CCB:

Living in Lisbon
Berardo Collection from the First Modernism to the New Avant-gardes of the 20th Century 
Object, Body and Space. The revision of artistic genres from the 1960s onwards


10:30 pm 
“Songs”: a performance by João Pimenta Gomes (modular synthesizer) with voice by Carminho.
Together for the first time in a unique moment, united by the universe of songs and live performance, the two artists bring their own universes to the same scene, exploring the sung word and phonetics as a matrix of new sounds.

11:00 pm Performance by DJ Jonathan Uliel Saldanha.

02:00 am Museum closure.

October 28th (Saturday)

Guided Tours 

Brief guided tours about an artist (15 min.)
Exhibition Object, Body and Space (Floor -1)

12:15 pm – Pistoletto

2:45 pm – Frank Stella

3:15 pm – Ellsworth Kelly

3:30 pm – Guided tour in English to the exhibition Crossing a bridge on fire, by the artist Berlinde De Bruyckere. Free participation, upon prior registration via email servico.educativo.museu@ccb.pt or (+351) 213 612 800 (telephone call to the national landline network)

3:30 pm – Joseph Kosuth

3:45 pm – Ana Mendieta

4:00 pm – Jimmie Durham

4:15 pm – Adriana Varejão

4:30 pm – Robert Gober

4:45 pm – Richard Serra

5:15 pm – Fernando Calhau

Guided Tours (in portuguese only, except the tour of 3:30 pm, which is in English) 
Meeting point next to each art work 

October 29th (Sunday)

Launch of publication

Launch of the book Habitar Lisboa. An architectural perspective on a contemporary crisis

12:00 pm

Habitar Lisboa presents, in a synthetic way, the situation and the options on how to think the construction of the city. This catalogue includes an overview of the most charismatic architectures resulting from public housing policies in Lisbon over 50 years of democracy, provides a review of the main projects currently under discussion, presents some analytical views of the current situation and shows, with freedom, plans for the future on a dialogue, essay or manifesto formats.

Presented by Marta Sequeira, curator of the exhibition.

Free admission, limited to the number of seats available.
Price of the book: 35€

Location: Almedina venue – MAC/CCB Bookstore 

Guided Tours 

Brief guided tours about an artist (15 min.)
Exhibition Object, Body and Space (Floor -1)

12:15 pm– On Kawara

2:45 pm – Carl Andre

3:15 pm – Donald Judd

3:30 pm – Vitor Acconci

3:45 pm – Helena Almeida

4:00 pm – Jimmie Durham

4:15 pm – Adriana Varejão

4:30 pm – Tony Cragg

4:45 pm – Pedro Cabrita Reis

Guided Tours (in portuguese only) 
Meeting point next to each art work 

October 28th and 29th (Saturday and Sunday)

GUIDED TOURS 

Brief guided tours about an artist (15 min.)
Exhibition Berardo Collection from the First Modernism to the New Avant-gards of the 20th Century (Floor 2)

Route 1

4:00 pm – El Lissitzky
4:15 pm – Marcel Duchamp
4:30 pm – Piet Mondrian
4:45 pm – Man Ray
5:30 pm – Pablo Picasso + Louise Bourgeois
5:45 pm – Francis Bacon
6:00 pm – Paula Rego

Meeting point next to each art work 

Route 2

4:00 pm – Alain Jacquet
4:15 pm – Mimmo Rotella
4:30 pm – Arman
4:45 pm – David Hockney
5:30 pm – Andy Warhol
5:45 pm  – Yves Klein
6:00 pm – Jackson Pollock

Meeting point next to each art work 

28 e 29 de outubro (sábado e domingo)

Concerts

The “Minimalism” is associated with the artistic movement that emerged in New York at the end of the 1950s, which focused on using a minimum of resources. This cycle of small presentations aims to establish a connection between music and other arts in the new Museum of Contemporary Art. It will be a unique opportunity to watch performances by Portuguese solo musicians awarded at the “Young Musicians Award” (in the case of the Percussion Group of the Professional School of Music of Espinho and João Sousa), and at the “Oeiras Piano Competition” (in the case of Máximo Klyetsun). Each concert will have an average duration of 12 to 15 minutes and free admission.

October 28th

12:30 pm – Concert (Arte Povera Room, Floor -1)
Percussion Group of the Professional School of Music of Espinho

3:00 pm – Concert (System Painting Room, Floor -1)
Percussion Group of the Professional School of Music of Espinho

Program
Clapping, de Steve Reich
Music for Pieces of Wood, Steve Reich

5:00 pm – Concert (Post-Minimalism Room, Floor -1)
Máximo Klyetsun (piano)

Program
Tre impressioni sulla divina commedia, de Sira Hernández
Inferno: Nel mezzo del cammin
In a Landscape, de John Cage



October 29th

12:30 pm – Concert (Conceptualisms Room, Floor -1)
João Sousa (clarinet)

3:00 pm – Concert (Minimalism Room, Floor -1)
João Sousa (clarinet)

Program
New York Counterpoint, by Steve Reich

Families

One Hundred Spots | 11:00 am | 2-3 years | Activity in portuguese only

There is a leopard living in the museum. In one big leap he lost all his spots. But there’s no need to worry: we’re in the right place! The works of art are full of colors, textures and shapes! Dots, lines, squares, stars, splashes of paint will be part of a new pattern. In this activity, the youngest will discover modernist works of art and recover lost paintings.

Design and guidance by Francisca Valador and Inês Machado | Free participation, subject to prior registration | Maximum number: 12 families.

📞 Registration via servico.educativo.museu@ccb.pt or telephone (+351) 213 612 800 (call the national landline).


I got lost. And now? | 3:00 pm | 4-6 years | Activity in portuguese only

Once upon a time there was a shape that got lost around the museum, and it was trying to figure out where it belonged.

It looked in yellow, in blue. But it wasn’t exactly what it was looking for! It passed by surreal creatures and lots of splashes of paint, but it wasn’t that way either. It wanted to find its place between paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures! In this activity, the youngest children will look for what each piece of artwork has in common with the others and what can make them unique. Will they find their place?

Design and guidance by Francisca Valador and Inês Machado | Free participation, subject to prior registration | Maximum number: 12 families.

📞 Registration via servico.educativo.museu@ccb.pt or telephone (+351) 213 612 800 (call the national landline).



Continuous Activity

Dada is the soul-of-the-world | 3:00 pm—6:00 pm

The work of art as a manifesto. This is how Dadaist artists surprised: they appropriated words, objects, and shuffled the game pieces to escape what was established — anti-art!

When this vanguard emerged, we were in the First World War. More than a century later, we are again living in troubled times. If we were Dadaists, what would we be interested in contesting now? What if we appropriated the works of the Dadaists, such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Tristan Tzara or Man Ray, to create a subversion of their meanings? Between collages and superimpositions, let us read Hugo Ball’s words in the first Dada manifesto in today’s light:

“How does one achieve eternal bliss? By saying dada. How does one become famous? By saying dada. With a noble gesture and delicate propriety. Till one goes crazy. Till one loses consciousness. How can one get rid of everything that smack of journalism, worms, everything nice and right, blinkered, moralistic, europeanized, enervated? By saying dada. Dada is the world soul, dada is the pawnshop. Dada is the world’s best lily-milk soap.”

Concept by Cristina Gameiro | Design of the activity by Fabrícia Valente | No prior registration | Free participation.

Dada is the soul-of-the-world | 3:00 pm—6:00 pm

The work of art as a manifesto. This is how Dadaist artists surprised: they appropriated words, objects, and shuffled the game pieces to escape what was established — anti-art!

When this vanguard emerged, we were in the First World War. More than a century later, we are again living in troubled times. If we were Dadaists, what would we be interested in contesting now? What if we appropriated the works of the Dadaists, such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Tristan Tzara or Man Ray, to create a subversion of their meanings? Between collages and superimpositions, let us read Hugo Ball’s words in the first Dada manifesto in today’s light:

“How does one achieve eternal bliss? By saying dada. How does one become famous? By saying dada. With a noble gesture and delicate propriety. Till one goes crazy. Till one loses consciousness. How can one get rid of everything that smack of journalism, worms, everything nice and right, blinkered, moralistic, europeanized, enervated? By saying dada. Dada is the world soul, dada is the pawnshop. Dada is the world’s best lily-milk soap.”

Concept by Cristina Gameiro | Design of the activity by Fabrícia Valente | No prior registration | Free participation.

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