September in Lisbon is a time of new openings and end of summer shows. It’s the perfect moment for coming to the city and exploring the local art scene. This month is always full of openings and fresh, inspiring projects. On the one hand we can observe well-known galleries starting autumn exhibition season, on the other hand there are a variety of smaller art festivals and new projects to come out. By being here in September you can observe vibrant Portuguese art in its best moment of the year.
Exhibition: Bairro das Artes
Artists: various artists
Venue: various venues
Dates: 21st of September 2017 | 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Bairro das Artes (Arts Quarter) is annual event since 2010, which gathers more than 30 galleries. It’s occasion to enjoy the best art during one evening, when institutions prolong their opening hours or prepare a new show to begin that day. Event is located on one of seven hills of Lisbon, so it’s easy and comfortable to stroll around it. Neighborhoods of São Bento, Bairro Alto and Chiado are full of spots for hipster hang outs, so after art there is always something to do.
Exhibition: NEW WORK
Artists: Binelde Hyrcan, Tiago Alexandre, Dealmeida Esilva, Horácio Frutuoso, Nikolai Nekh
Venue: Balcony Gallery | Rua Coronel Bento Roma 12 A, Lisboa
Dates: 21st of September to November 11th
Balcony Gallery is the newest contemporary art gallery in Lisbon. On 20th of September they will open their doors for the first time. The idea is to promote young Portuguese and international art scene. Gallery will organize six exhibitions per year, both collective and individual, highlighting the first solo exhibitions of young artists and the regular presentation of new names in dialogue with the artists represented by the gallery. NEW WORK exhibition is the first show, in which all the represented artists will participate and create new artworks dedicated to gallery’s space.
Exhibition: Portugal em Flagrante: Operation 1, 2 and 3
Artist: various artists
Venue: Modern Collection, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Dates: until 18th November
“Portugal em Flagrante” is a semi-permanent exhibition of the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian’s Modern Collection designed to offer an introduction to the history of art and culture in Portugal during the twentieth century. The exhibition occupies three floors of gallery and presents institution’s collection for the first time in 25 years. Order of exhibition is chronological and organized with specific forms of expression: paper, painting and sculpture. All the artworks are accompanied with introduction abouttimesthey were made and the cultural background of Portugal back then.
It’s perfect choice for those who would like to understand more about modern and contemporary art in Portugal.