Professionals and art enthusiasts from around the world will be attending the 4th edition of ARCOlisboa, transforming the city into the capital of contemporary art, with over 72 galleries taking part from 17 countries which, together with the special participation of galleries from Africa, will offer a vibrant artistic scene of Portugal in connection with art from all across the world.
The city in the capital of contemporary art, with over 72 galleries from 17 countries taking part
From 16-19 May, the fair, co-organised by IFEMA and the Municipal Chamber of Lisbon, will revolve around three areas: the General Programme, made up of 54 galleries from 16 countries, with new incorporations such as Vera Munro and Georg Kargl; the Opening programme, made up of 11 galleries, focusing on galleries that have been running for at least seven years, providing experience and new information; and the Projects section, occupied once again by Torreao Poente, where 9 projects by individual artists will be exhibited, presented in the fair via their galleries.
ARCOlisboa2019, will countless new additions. Among these, the Africa em Foco edition, with a selection of galleries from this continent, which will include 6 galleries from Angola, Mozambique and South Africa, with the main idea of reflecting Portugal’s international position in the intersection between Africa and Europe. Africa em Foco, will culminate with a series of conferences focusing on the more contemporary modern art of Africa.
The most important editorials within the art sector will attend the Fair during this edition. Visitors will be able to enjoy at least 40 art editorials, a space that will include a cycle of conferences and debates focusing on current publications in this sector, all organised by Arts Libris. In addition to this area of debate and reflection, the MILLENIUM ART TALKS will be held, a collecting forum held in collaboration with the Fundacao Millenium bcp. The programme of events also includes the Museums Meeting, directed by Pedro Gadanho and Nicolas Bourriad. Without a doubt, a fair that transforms Lisbon into the city of contemporary art with ARCOlisboa2019.