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  • 23/10/18 News

    Circus Show “Plaina”

    To mark the closing of the exhibition “The Circus of Fernand Léger”, on October 21 at 3:00 p.m., State of the Art will present the circus show “Plaina” starring five acrobats of the National Institute of Circus Arts.

    A performance that portrays the daily life of a riverside society, to the sound of the music of Lucas Argel, in an environment of pulleys, ropes, nets, pieces of boats and aerial counterweights.

    This show, evocative of the contemporary circus, reconciles modernity and tradition, being inserted in the project of the National Institute of Circus Arts (INAC), “Portable Circus”.

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    16/10/18 News

    “Circus Performance in the Present”

    On October 13, nd within the “Fernand Léger Circus” exhibition, State of the Art invited three personalities connected to the world of circus and performanceart to an open debate at the FNAC NorteShopping.

    The focus of the conversation was the circus performance in contemporary times, reflecting on the transformations that this artistic manifestation has undergone over time, comparing the traditional circus to the contemporary one.

    The panel was attended by Teresa Ricou, artist and founder of the Chapitô Project, Paulo Ribeiro, choreographer and former director of the National Ballet Company, Paulo Rodrigo, plastic artist and professor at the Contemporary Academy of Spectacle of Porto, and as moderator, Júlio Magalhães, journalist and general director of Porto Canal.

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    05/10/18 News

    Exhibition of José de Almada Negreiros

    Works by Portuguese modern artist José de Almada Negreiros have arrived in NorteShopping and are now part of the exhibition “The Circus of Fernand Léger”. This is a highlight within the temporary exhibition cylce “The Circus in Portuguese Art” curated by State of the Art, where visitors can see several works of the artist inspired by circus art.

    José de Almada Negreiros was one of the most influential Portuguese artists of the 20th century, for his contributions in literary and cultural Portuguese art.

    Open daily until October 22, from 10a.m. to 12 a.m. Event square, NorteShopping. Free admission.

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    25/09/18 News

    “Portugal Pop” Vision

    This weekend, hundreds of people came to Centro Colombo’s event square to listen to the guests of Portugal Pop, the closing event of the 8th edition of “Art Arrived at Colombo. In partnership with news magazine VISÃO, State of the Art prepared an afternoon of debates about the world of Pop Culture in Portugal.

    Part of the creative panels were writer Margarida Rebelo Pintor, singer José Cid, TV presenter Ana Rita Clara, blogger “Pipoca Mais Doce”, facebooker Miguel Somsen, journalist Rita Ferro Rodrigues, radio presenter Rui Maria Pêgo and the director of VISÃO, Mafalda Anjos.

    During the talks, the artist and ambassador of the exhibition “Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art”, Rueffa created a live painting in honor of the American artist.

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    22/09/18 News

    The Italian Cabaret

    Today, at 3:00 pm, the Italian circus company Fabbrica C, will perform a contemporary circus performance, inspired by the works of Fernand Léger, which are exhibited at the Temporary Museum on the event square of NorteShopping.

    On stage will be eight artists, including acrobats, jugglers and dancers. The performance will be a unique event that contains a humorous component and several aerial numbers developed exclusively for the NorteShopping environment and scenario.

    Fabricca C is an artistic company that was born in 2006, and is part of Cordata FOR, supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities of Italy.

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    22/09/18 News

    Contemporary Artists at NorteShopping

    At the invitation of State of the Art and until October 3, artists Alexandre Rola and David Oliveira will be on show alongside the Fernand Léger exhibition on the event square of NorteShopping.

    The artistic work of Alexandre Rola is based on the appropriation and reinterpretation of day to day elements. An example of this is the selection of works of the series “Circus” that are presented within the exhibition, made out of newsprints and old circus posters.

    The work of David Oliveira, known nationally and internationally, is based on the creation of wire and tulle sculptures. The amazing tiger heads at the entrance of the exhibition, showcase this technique. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to midnight. Free admission. 

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    12/09/18 News

    “The Influence of the Circus on the Visual Arts”

    On September 29, at 5pm, State of the Art will transform FNAC NorteShopping into a “round table” to receive the debate “The Influence of the Circus in the Visual Arts”, within the scope of the exhibition “The Circus of Fernand Léger “.

    An intimate conversation focusing on the influence of the circus in the visual / plastic arts, as a source of inspiration for artists such as Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and others.

    The panel will consist of Jorge Barreto Xavier, ambassador of the Exhibition “The Circus of Fernand Léger” and former Secretary of State for Culture; Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and David Oliveira, plastic artist on show within the exhibition “The Circus in Portuguese Art”.

    The debate will be moderated by António Gonçalves, artist, artistic director of the Ala da Frente Gallery, teacher and former Director of the Cupertino de Miranda Foundation.

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    11/09/18 News

    Guided tours of “Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art”

    From tomorrow on, don’t miss out and get a spot on the free guided tours we are organizing within the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition, in Centro Colombo.

    The visits will be conducted by personalities connected to the world of the Comic Strip, explaining the influences of the genre in the work of Lichtenstein.

    Amadora BD is an International Comic Book Festival, one of the most recognized in Europe and with a bigger dimension in Portugal, currently in its 29th edition.


    João Fonte Santa – Plastic artist – September 12th and 19th  – 7:00 p.m.

    Nelson Dona – Director of Amadora BD – September 13th and 20th  – 7:00 pm.

    Nuno Saraiva – Illustrator – September 14th and 21st  – 7p.m.

    For more information, contact the information desk, located on the event square of Centro Colombo, next to the exhibition.

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    07/09/18 News

    Comic Strip and Roy Lichtenstein

    As of today, we invite you to visit the comic strip exhibition curated by the Amadora BD Festival, as part of the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition currently on show at Centro Colombo’s event square.

    The exhibition presents 30 different artists, from several generations, among them João Fazenda, Ricardo Cabral and Joana Afonso.

    Roy Lichtenstein was one of the most prominent artists that appropriated the comic strip as a reference and inspiration.

    On show until September 23, between 10:00 am and midnight. Free admission.

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    07/09/18 News

    “ARO”, Contemporary Circus Performance

    As part of the inauguration of the exhibition “The Circus of Fernand Léger” on September 6, State of the Art invited the National Institute of Circus Arts to create a show in homage of French artist Léger.

    The exclusive performance – ARO – created a direct connection between Léger and the circus. An encounter of circus acrobatics around the circus’ circle, circle of friends, family circle, circle of traditions, a circle of “Aro”.

    The National Institute of Circus Arts is the first official circus training structure in northern Portugal.

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