February Art Guide - Lisbon

February Art Guide - Lisbon

Recommendations of what to see in the Lisbon art scene this month by our local guide, Kasia. Discover even more on a private tour.

I.

Exhibition: “Revisão da Matéria Dada II”
Artist: various artists
Venue: Galeria Graça Brandao 
Dates: Until February 24th, 2018


This group exhibition is a continuation of ‘Revisão da Matéria Dada I’, which reflects years of work on the part of the gallery owner - José Mário Brandão. It includes older and lesser known works of the presented artists. Together with the first edition of the exhibition, which was on display during December and January, it creates a general overview of the gallery’s collection of artworks and more than 30 years of activity in the Portuguese art scene. If you are looking for a good introduction to the Portuguese visual culture and contemporary art scene it is definitely worth visting.

Revisão da Matéria Dada II, Galeria Graça Brandão

Revisão da Matéria Dada II, Galeria Graça Brandão

II.

Exhibition: Partir a Louça
Artist: Vasco Araújo
Venue: Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira 
Dates: Until March 2nd, 2018


Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira is specialized in presenting artworks made on paper. It’s a unique strategy within Lisbon’s galleries. The exhibition ‘Partir a Louça’, which can be translated as ‘Break the dishes’ is a solo show by Vasco Araújo, who is one of the most know mid-career Portuguese artists.The exhibition refers to an archeologic project, which aimed to reconstruct objects from thr XVIII and XIX centuries. Each of the drawings are accompanied by extracts from Susan Sontag's book– ‘Regarding the Pain of Others’.

Vasco Araújo, Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Armorial Family, 2008

Vasco Araújo, Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Armorial Family, 2008

III.

Exhibition: Mazagran
Artist: Manuel Tainha
Venue: Galeria Belo-Galsterer
Dates: Until March 29th, 2018


Galeria Belo-Galsterer presents the first solo exhibition by young Portuguese painter, Manuel Tainha. His works are based on personal experiences and are characteristic for his use of bleach in the creation process. The mix of textile and chemical ingredients, combined with sewing and hand-made panels for canvases, makes an intens first impression, but after a while, a viewer can begin to observe all the details and gentle shapes, which gives us a clear opportunity to use our imagination.

Manuel Tainha, Mazagran, Galeria Belo-Galsterer

Manuel Tainha, Mazagran, Galeria Belo-Galsterer