Archive for: SEPTEMBER 01, 2009

01.09.2009
15:20

Meet the participants.

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01.09.2009
14:47

Meet the team.

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01.09.2009
12:51

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.

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VENUE info:

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.


01.09.2009
12:21

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.

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VENUE info:
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.