Aujourd’hui is pleased to present Aujourd’hui je dis oui, a group exhibition in Lisbon curated in collaboration with Domenico de Chirico. Gathering works from multiple national and international artists, the exhibition will be on view from the 15th of April until the 14th of May, featuring works by: Ana Manso, Andrew Birk, Antoine Donzeaud, Asger Dybvad Larsen, Béla Pablo Janssen, Benoit Platéus, Ittah Yoda, João Paulo Serafim, Manor Grunewald, Manuel Forte, Michele Gabriele, Miguel Januário, Mikkel Carl, Nuno Patricio, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, Pedro Barateiro, Pedro Matos, Ricardo Passaporte, Samuel François and Sasha Kurmaz.
Hubert Marot was born in Château-Thierry , France in 1986. He studied photography at Les Gobelins of Paris (2009). His studio is located in Asnière-sur-Seine, a suburban neighbourhood in the north of Paris, in a building called La Sira. The building has housed Hubert's studio since February 2015 and it is also where he presented "Mr. Vertigo", a two-man exhibition with Antoine Donzeaud in June 2015.
After meeting us in Lisbon's oldest café, Martinho da Arcada (The historical meeting point of the likes of Fernando Pessoa and Almada Negreiros in the 20th century), Pedro Barateiro had the kindness to show us his studio in Lisbon, the city where he now lives and works.
Matt Mignanelli, born in Rhode Island in 1983, lives and works in New York City and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His paintings have been widely exhibited throughout the United States and internationally with exhibitions at Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, LUCE Gallery, Torino, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, Quint Contemporary, San Diego, among others. His works will also be included in Face to Face: Selections from the Ernesto Esposito Collection at Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno.
Despite Intensions is John Divola's first solo exhibition in Portugal at Galeria Pedro Alfacinha, a gallery established in 2014 in Lisbon dedicated mainly to photography. The exhibition is a new selection of nine diptychs produced in the mid- 1980’s that articulate recurrent ideas in his work over the last forty years — a fundamental commitment to photography and its idiosyncrasies through processes that transcend the limits of photographic techniques. Permeating his images with gesture and intent, Divola edges onto sculpture, performance and conceptual art, and evokes a staging that cuts across photography’s documental tradition.
Belgium has already developed a cult following for its major museums and established galleries, but the country’s appetite for great contemporary art has left Brussels pretty crowded with unique venues and less traditional approaches to art presentations. Showing a support for young and emerging artists, as well as shared enthusiasm for the established and buzz worthy artists nowadays, the city has it all. With interesting venues, apartment exhibitions and former brewery’s all dedicated to the art world, Belgium's scene is definitely worth our visit.
A central part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of CPS – Centro Português de Serigrafia ( Portuguese Printmaking Centre ) was a group exhibition at the Coa Museum with Alexandre Farto (Vhils), Miguel Januário, Paulo Arraiano, Pedro Matos, Ricardo Passaporte, Sandro Resende, Susana Anágua and Ana João Romana.
First we explored Portugal, then we took a well deserved art break in the best galleries of Milan. That means that Gallery Guide São Paulo is our first Atlantic expedition and that we have a fresh breeze on our report of what galleries to see in which city. For our readers, always expecting locally sourced information for the most accurate guide, we have the pleasure to let you in on the secret that we worked with Bruno Bogarim to know every detail that is worth sharing. Welcome to our Gallery Guide São Paulo.
Pedro Calapez, who was born in Lisbon in 1953, is one of the most internationally acknowledged portuguese contemporary artists. He first exhibited his work in the seventies and had his first solo exhibition in the eighties. Today, Pedro’s work has been widely exhibited in Portugal and internationally, with participations at the Venice Biennale (1987) and São Paulo Biennale (1991) being but a few examples. Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon) and Serralves Museum (Oporto) are also just some of the institutions that have Pedro's prolific work on their permanent collections.
After a tour of Lisbon and Oporto, we found ourselves with a dilemma of our own. Which city’s galleries would we tour next? Luckily, Domenico de Chirico and Marialuisa Pastò curated our brand new Gallery Guide Milano. Just in time for the city’s art fair, we present you a selection of spaces all around the city, from the blue-chip galleries, to the small ones where the local scene is always buzzing. Internationally famous due to its fashion spirit, it’s time to present you the hottest art destinations on our Gallery Guide Milano.
Centro Português de Serigrafia (Portuguese Silkscreen Centre) was born with the noblest of purposes: to give Portuguese art aficionados the chance to own and enjoy top notch works. And it pays off to be a CPS associate, with first hand access to exclusive content and a lot more benefits.
Everyone can feel Oporto’s vibe and its fame stretches way out of Portugal. The creative economy boomed during the great recession and the city gained some new faces, some new artists and an even more glooming art feel. The Portuguese scene is not only Lisbon, but a wide array of places happening in all of Portugal. Oporto is home to some of the best galleries and a lot of them are in the same street – Rua Miguel Bombarda. Lauded internationally due to its looks and spirit, it’s time to choose and recommend some of the cities brightest galleries.
Art has taken over the Flattered Apartments in Porto. The unique concept has received artworks and installations by Portuguese artists Duarte Amaral Netto, ±MAISMENOS±, Paulo Arraiano, Pedro Matos and Gonçalo Mar. These will be the resident artists at Flattered Apartments in Porto for the next two years.
The Clock, a piece from north-american artist Christian Marclay, is a 24 hours experience in which the artist tries to represent every single minute of a day. The result, which took three years to be produced, is a film composed by thousands of movie clips.
The Clock comes to Lisbon after a tour of London, New York and Paris that made the piece a hit. When it was premiered five years ago it was welcomed with rave reviews and it’s easy to understand why. Contemporary art is often megalamaniac, but rarely so on point with the way we live and 0ur perception of the world. After all, The Clock is a real life clock in which every clip is aligned with real time.
A selection of fifty works, from painting to sculpture and drawing, all part of the highly regarded Sonnabend collection, are going to be exhibited in Museu Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva until the third of May, 2015. This show, composed by works from the pop and minimal movements and by distinguished artists like Roy Liechtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, George Segal and Andy Warhol, have all been shown in the Parisian Sonnabend gallery, in a timeframe from 1962 to 1967. And yes, we’ve all strolled along the Warhol's in this love for the art, but seeing Ileana’s portrait in a collection that belonged to her, in a Lisbon exhibition that portuguese António Homem conceived from such rich and historic pieces is more than any other show. It makes perfect sense.
Lisbon is trending and we can feel it. Even though the buzz has been on for some time, the art panorama now has the same light as the city. The golden glow of activity and movement that the new millennia brought to the portuguese scene is warming for the national crowds. It is also an exotic destination in the horizon for a lot of cultural tourists. While the Portuguese are being distinguished in some of the highest honours an artist can achieve, Lisbon’s own street canvases are being lauded for their impact and importance. It seems that our own art tradition has slowly boiled into these sunny days we get to experience.