Oficinas do Convento

Twenty years of an amazing cultural work by a collective of artists living in Montemor-o-Novo (Portugal). Oficinas do Convento, a place where experimental art meets its human inner source and reconnects itself with Mother Earth. What an inspiring journey!      

14 events

Most of The New Art Fest ’17 events are doing very very well. Thank you! 1. Turismo 3.0 2. Brain Gain 3. Campo da Consciência (children’s workshop) 4. Oficinas do Convento, Montemor-o-Novo 5. The Consciousness Field I 6. The Consciousness Field II 7. Maker Art, by Makers in Little Lisbon – MILL | Shhpuma 8….

Bit Street – selected videos

The New Art Fest ‘17, Lisbon, November 10-30 Bit Street 2017 48 electronic displays around Lisbon. ARTISTS | SELECTED VIDEOS António Castanheira | video António Salvador Carvalho | video Diogo de Tita | video Eline Danasovsky | video Guilherme Guilherme | video João Bettencourt Bacelar | video Jorge Castanho e Alexandre Barão | video José Budha…

Decameron: a smartphone experiment

IoP The most difficult thing is to have a fresh new idea. When one gets it, then one can evolve it to perfection. Decameron’s smartphone concert @ the opening of The New Art Fest ’17 was announced by the festival’s curator (me) in Portuguese. Then Emanuel Pimenta took the lead of this little jump into…

Robots and AI go for architecture with Norman Foster

e-flux architecture November 15, 2017 Robotics Atelier 2017 November 20–24, 2017 Public lecture: November 22, 6–7pm, “The Robotic Touch” by Matthias Kohler, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Auditorium Fundación Telefónica – Fuencarral 3 28004, Madrid, Spain Public conversation: November 22, 7–8pm, Matthias Kohler with Amelie Klein, Curator, Vitra Design Museum, Germany Auditorium Fundación Telefónica…

Artists, beware!

This is something new Contemporary artists, beware of angry independent people! Anti-Gentrification Activists Protest Laura Owens Exhibition at the Whitney Museum An alliance of activists from Los Angeles and New York highlighted the role of the artist and her dealer, Gavin Brown, in artwashing the gentrification of working-class neighborhoods.   Benjamin Sutton: What is it about…

Boom 2018

Beyond digital? Up to a point, yes! The hippies are back, but with a twist. Science and politics did not solve our major problem as a civilization: how can we escape from an extinction caused by our own conspicuous consumerism and exponential growth? Boom festival has been said to be a Burning Man without frontiers. Agostinho da…

Alice Bucknell

Nostalgia, Disaster, Desire: The Virtual City and Cultural Memory in Late Capitalism At 9.30 AM on 1 November 1755, the most powerful earthquake in the history of Europe hit Lisbon, killing an estimated 30,000 – 40,000 people and instantly toppling 10% of the city’s architectural tissue while rendering countless other buildings uninhabitable. Beyond the material…

Opening

By João Bettencourt Bacelar, Rafael Pires, and Diana Monteiro

Silvestre Pestana: Poemas avatar

A new literacy is needed. Pioneering artist Silvestre Pestana is looking for mobile phones as a new tabula rasa, to begin new learning curves for the youngest. “I am beginning the deliberate production of a poetic, through social media, addressed to the Portuguese digital natives, who are failing in the examinations of the Portuguese nuclear…