The jam-packed schedule for October kicks off with Creative Day at the Lounging Space (1 October), where creative agents in the areas of architecture, sound design, light design, advertising, music, film and multimedia will present, perform, show-off.
EXD Creative Days will happen every Thursday thereafter (with the last one on 5 November 09)
The film series commences this week at Cinemateca (complete schedule available on the Cinemateca website)
2 OCTOBER - 21:30
Casting a Glance, James Benning, 2007, 80mins
Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson, 1970, 32mins
Brittanica, John Latham, 1971, 6mins
Images: EVOLUTION PRODUCTIONS_JOSÉ DANTAS
EXD’09 presents Time Sequences -
18 & 19, 25 & 27 September at Museu Electricidade at 22:00
Idea and Text by Nuno Artur Silva
with Images and real-time drawing by Antonio Jorge Gonçalves
Music and Soundtrack - Armando Teixeira
Performances by Marco de Almeida, Sandra Celas and Rui Morrison
Visitors to EXD’09 are free to lounge at Palacio Braancamp, Patio do Tijolo, 25 for the duration of the Biennale.
Get information, tour the city on a Galp Energia bicycle, peruse the Parallel Events, buy a book, eat, drink and be merry!
See the Lounging Space programme for further information.
Images courtesy of Zahira Asmal.
A biennial’s theme tends to be sufficiently vague to accommodate some latitude of interpretation. It’s not supposed to be taken too seriously, just an opening line to move the conversation along. This year’s theme – “It’s About Time” – puts forward time as a subject, meaning perhaps the relationship between design and time-based media, or maybe suggesting a reflection about history. However, the expression also suggests an undertone of impatience, of haste, of an achievement that has come too late.
EXD’09 BIENNALE starts today with an Opening Week schedule to exhaust endurance runners… be a part of the talks, presentations, debates, films, interviews, projections, exhibitions, openings, launches and many many parties.
These fun creative sessions will close the Opening Week at 7:30pm. SUPER PECHA KUCHA NIGHT LISBON features a stalwart cast of rock star designers so join the EXD’09 team at Museu da Electricidade on Sunday.
- Aditya Dev Sood
- Clemens Weisshaar
- Nacho Carbonell
- Eric Klarenbeek
- Studio Glithero
- Susana Soares
- David Reinfurt
- James Auger & Jimmy Loizeau
- Eva Engelbert
- Maxim Velcovsky
- Jerszy Seymour
- Jason Miller
- Jurgen Bey
- Ian Anderson
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Lisbon Conference sales have reached the half way mark. Be quick and book your seat to see ALEJANDRO, JULIEN, PETER, MICHAEL HORSHAM, MICHAEL YOUNG, DARIO, LEIF, KONSTANTIN AND GIULIO.
€7 each day or €20 for a 4-day pass.
Lisbon’s super club - LUX Fragil is the venue for the EXD’09 Party on Thursday night - 1o September. The line up is sure to get your booty on the dance floor.
For the 5th edition there will be 60 Parallel Events - over the Biennale programme. Taking place all over Lisbon, creative projects are taking over the city. Everyone’s joined in - from well established designers to up and coming first timers.
While the team is busy installing the Quick Quick Slow exhibition - we thought an introduction to the exhibition venue may be of interest to EXD’09 visitors - especially those from out of town.
One of the most highly regarded private contemporary art collections in Europe today, the Berardo Collection Museum is named after its founder, Portuguese businessman Joe Berardo. The Museum opened in 2006 and displays selections of its 862 works of art, in a rotation between the several themes that compose the collection. It occupies the exhibition centre of Centro Cultural de Belém.
Located in a symbolic area of the city, Centro Cultural de Belém was designed by the Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti in collaboration with the Portuguese architect Manuel Salgado and was built to house the Portuguese presidency of the European Union in 1992. Open to the public since 1993, the CCB is now a vast cultural centre with a seasonal programme of performing arts’ shows, lectures and educational activities. It features several facilities and is located in an architecture compound doted with gardens, lakes and immense public areas.
Simultaneous translations of the Conferences and Open Talks are available for all the PT locals.
Visitors to the Lounging Space in Palacio Braankamp will find their favourite magazines available on sale at the A+A Livraria Bookstore. Oh - the Editors will be there too - find them at the bar enjoying a drink on the terrace overlooking lovely Lisboa.
d(x)i is for FREE
EXD has arranged to have trained tour guides available to visitors to all the Biennale exhibitions.
Here’s whats on offer -
• Visits and hands-on activities for youngsters
• Creative workshops on weekends for families
• Workshops and special tours for high school and university students
• Themed group discussions
• Bespoke itineraries and guided tours of the exhibitions by experts for adult audiences
T. +351 915 080 587
Guided tours and play-visits: 2€ p/person, all age groups
Creative workshops: 3€ to 10€ p/person
Meet the participants.
Meet the team.
Maki and Kajsa from Åbäke working at the Museum Oriente for the UK participation of the Timeless exhibition. Photographs courtesy of Production Manager, Pedro Sadio.
Under the judicial protection of Fundação Oriente, the Museu do Oriente opened to the public in 2008, their mission being to bear witness to the Portuguese presence in Asia during five centuries, as well as other Asian cultures. The museum features two permanent exhibitions and several temporary exhibitions, performing arts’ shows, workshops, conferences and guided tours. The Museum is located in the Pedro Álvares Cabral building, a port construction from the beginning of the 40’s, used for the storage of salted cod fish. The rehabilitation project was undertaken by the architects João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Rui Francisco, which tried to cross the architectonical identity of the building and its new use. The museological project was designed by Carrilho da Graça and Nuno Gusmão (P-06 atelier). The building has a main body and two lower wings. The construction stands out due to the almost lack of windows owed to its initial function as a warehouse for perishable goods. The North façade, enriched with bas-relief executed by the sculptor Barata Feyo, contributes to make the Museu do Oriente one of the most representative buildings in Alcantara.
With only a week to go.. things are hotting up here at the EXD HQ as well as the venues of all EXD Exhibitions. In the Build Up Series - you will see the progression of each Exhibition. Here is Lapse in Time. Photographs courtesy of Production Manager - Celia Costa.
The Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes (SNBA) was founded in 1901 with the goal of promoting the development of the arts and of national artists. Designed from scratch for the SNBA, the centenary headquarters’ building is a privileged space for artistic venues, one of the main guidelines of the SNBA’s mission. In 1965 the SNBA established the first Design course in Portugal. At the headquarters, alongside the teaching of artistic subjects, the Sociedade has also held several activities: exhibitions, lectures, conferences and the educational encouragement through art. It integrates a specialised library for researchers and students, which comprises a catalogue archive dated from the end of the 19th century and includes editions of the SNBA. These cover varied genres such as watercolor, photography (the first exhibitions in Portugal were organised by SNBA), as well as caricature and humoristic drawing.