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The New Art Fest ’17 26 Novembro (14h – 17h) Antigo Picadeiro do Colégio dos Nobres Museu Nacional de HIstória Natural, Rua da Escola Politécnica, Lisboa Reservas no Eventbrite Um espaço de experimentação público. Um espaço que abre a discussão e reflexão em torno de ideias sobre música em rede e fabricação digital, entre software…

Montemor, pequenas utopias são possíveis

Em Montemor-o-Novo, uma pequenina cidade alentejana com menos de 12 mil habitantes, a 100 Km de Lisboa, existe uma comunidade cultural provavelmente única em Portugal. Os seus principais polos de atração são O Espaço do Tempo, centro coreográfico nascido no ano 2000, e dirigido por Rui Horta, situado no antigo Convento da Saudação, em pleno…

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!      

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…

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…

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…

Manual for an exhibition

Sociological Virtual Gallery Pedro Andrade, © 2017 To see HYBRID REALITY, a hybridization of Real, Virtual, Mixed And Augmented Realities: Search and download the app ENTiTi to your mobile device at: Google play –  https://play.google.com/store iTunes – https://www.apple.com/pt/itunes/ Open the app, choose the Augmented Reality button and search for SOCIOLOGICAL VIRTUAL GALLERY. Enter the password: socvirgal Focus the Target…

Shhpuma @ The New Art Fest

  A fabulous playlist from Shhpuma for The New Art Fest ’17, by Travassos ARTISTS Harmonies Raphael Vanoli Humcrush Coclea Roji OZO Oba Loba Nick Millevoi Nick Millevo Almost a Song Filipe Felizardo Timepsine Quest Parque Eduardo Raon Black Bombaim + Peter Brotzmann Pão Put your headphones now! Shhpuma is a record label based in…

Art Sharing

Art Sharing is a new category in the vastly expanding world of curatorial activities, namely by artists like me. Below you will find people and artworks I virtually included in The New Art Fest ’17. Is this appropriation? Not the kind some artists do. Not a ready-made for sure. ART SHARING The following authors, though invited to…