SÃO ROQUE OUT OF DOORS
16/01/22

SÃO ROQUE OUT OF DOORS

SÃO ROQUE OUT OF DOORS

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected the way of life of older people, especially nursing home residents. To combat the social isolation of the +65 population, State of the Art created and produced a cultural project that consisted of taking one of the most emblematic works of art from the S. Roque Museum, in Lisbon – “Ciclo de Vida de S. Roque” (Portugal, c. 1520) – to various nursing homes and board and care facilities of Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Lisboa.

 

 

 

Through the life-size reproduction of the artwork from a high-resolution photograph, nursing home residents had the opportunity to get to know the work up close, whose narrative fits the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing a message of hope to the residents, since São Roque contracted the Black Death and was cured.

 

 

 

The presentation of the work was carried out by specialized mediators from the S. Roque Museum, creating a unique and personalized experience, followed by a workshop or activity.

 

 

 

A piece of religious history with the power to reach each nursing home resident, through the stories behind each image, the way of life of the time, elements represented, as well as religious traditions and ideologies.

Photos © State of the Art

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CASCAISHOPPING MUSIC FEST 2021
30/11/21

CASCAISHOPPING MUSIC FEST 2021

CASCAISHOPPING MUSIC FEST 2021

 

From October 15th to November 5th, 2021, Cascais Kitchen hosted, for the second time, the CascaiShopping Music Fest, a series of intimate concerts with renowned names of the Portuguese music scene.

 

 

After a successful first edition in 2019, State of the Art challenged Luís Represas, Tiago Nacarato, Irma and Carolina Deslandes to take the stage at Cascais Kitchen, the shopping center’s gastronomic market, with the aim of providing relaxed and unforgettable evenings to visitors.

 

 

The series of concerts started on October 15th with the performance of the emblematic singer and composer Luís Represas. On October 22, it was the turn of Tiago Nacarato, a singer from Porto with Brazilian roots, to take the stage and, on the following Friday, the 29th, Irma brought songs from her debut album “Primavera” (Spring).

The concert cycle ended on November 5th with Carolina Deslandes, one of the greatest Portuguese artists of our time, filling Cascais Kitchen with great music and energy!

 

“The second edition of CascaiShopping Music Fest, which takes place in the year the Center celebrates its 30th anniversary, symbolizes the return to moments of conviviality and relaxation among friends and family, while supporting one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic. It is yet another step for CascaiShopping to promote culture”, said Carla Bonito, CascaiShopping’s director.

Photos © State of the Art

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MUNDUS IMAGINALIS BY ERROR-43 (2020)
17/09/20

MUNDUS IMAGINALIS BY ERROR-43 (2020)

10 years of  “Art arrived in Colombo”

The 10th edition of “Art arrived at Colombo” presents itself in an innovative format, adjusted to the reality caused by the pandemic and with a new mission to support emerging artists. In this new context, the traditional exhibition at “Centro Colombo” gave rise to a special program divided into two major moments, which celebrate the present and the future.

In celebration of the present, “Art Arrived at Colombo” presented the aerial art installation “Mundus Imaginalis” by Error-43. Thinking about the future, the Art Prize “A Arte Chegou ao Colombo” was launched, to support artists at the beginning of their careers.

Images © Gui Morelli

MUNDUS IMAGINALIS BY ERROR-43

 

“Mundus Imaginalis” was created in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced the whole of humanity to unprecedented social distancing measures. The expressive work, which appeals to the senses and reflection, is assumed as a celebration of life in community, without involving physical contact between visitors.

The aerial art installation “Mundus Imaginalis” presented itself as a mirror ball celebrating the end of confinement, of the moments we live in the multiverse of our realities, divided between our homes, thoughts and dreams, unable to share in the physical presence of other humans. The artwork represented the place where these realities came together again.

Aerial art installation

The art installation consisted of a semi-sphere so light, that it was constantly deformed, a spectrum of shapes and light, always in motion, a floating being, accompanied by the relaxing sound that the material produced when moving. In order to control, in part, the fluidity of the air, fans were installed that operated according to a pre-defined program, counting with the vivid colours and conceptual patterns on the led screens of the dome and the particular refraction produced by the material to generate the most diverse effects on the main square of Centro Colombo.

Interactive work

Visitors could see their image reflected and confused with the environment and other visitors, creating an illusory effect, like a dream in motion, making it once again possible to celebrate life in community.

An inverted semi-spherical geometric shape, 29 meters in diameter, projected from 10 petals, in an analogy to the celebration of the 10 years of “Art Arrived at Colombo”.

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“Dino Alves dress for fight against AIDS in Lisbon Fashion Week” (2019)
01/09/20

“Dino Alves dress for fight against AIDS in Lisbon Fashion Week” (2019)

Dino Alves dress for fight against AIDS in Lisbon Fashion Week

Within the scope of the exhibition “Keith Haring. Between art, activism and fashion”, ambassador Dino Alves, one of the most renowned Portuguese fashion designers, created an unprecedented dress inspired by Haring’s work, presented exclusively at ModaLisboa 2019, during October 10 and 13, 2019.

According to Dino Alves, the dress called “Keith”, was created as “a piece that represented, in a symbolic way, the various aspects of the artist’s work. “Keith” was conceived part as painting, part as dress with graphic symbols that spread all over the dress’s long tail. The rest of the dress is completely white, using the same graphic elements, made from the dress’s own fabric and applied to a second skin layer.”

On October 28, 2019, the dress was sold by Cabral Moncada Leilões at the Modern and Contemporary Art auction. All profits from this auction went to Ser + – Portuguese Association for the Prevention and Challenge of AIDS.

These two initiatives were carried out as complementary actions to the exhibition “Keith Haring. Between art, activism and fashion”, which took place at CascaiShopping between September 10 to November 10.

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“MUSEUM OF THE MOON” (2019)
20/09/19

“MUSEUM OF THE MOON” (2019)

Museum of the Moon

Within the scope of the National Science Summit 2019, State of the Art presented the “Museum of the Moon” by British artist Luke Jerram at the Palace of the Marquis of Pombal (Oeiras), together with the City hall of Oeiras and the British Embassy.

For the first time in Portugal, the moon measures seven metres in diameter, featuring 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

Throughout the event open to the public, the “Museum of the Moon” was accompanied by a diversified program, featuring scientific readings, talks by FameLab, as well as intimate concerts and a tribute to the band The Beatles.

For the opening day, State of the Art invited the “Orquestra Clássica do Centro” to present “Serenades with the Moon Nearby” – a magical moment for all those who had the opportunity to attend.

Since its first presentation in 2017, the “Museum of the Moon” has already been exhibited in more than 20 countries. At one presentation in the UK, a little girl asked the artist, “Will you put the moon back afterwards?”

Photography © Carlos Santos

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Ballet Performances (2019)
09/08/19

Ballet Performances (2019)

Ballet Performances

State of the Art invited EDD – Escola Domus Dança form Porto to create two ballet performances with recreations of excerpts from some of the most outstanding ballets of the national and international repertoire, such as “Swan Lake” and “D. Quixote “, among others.

Promoted within the scope of the Exhibition “Edgar Degas. In the World of Ballet. With the special participation of Paula Rego and Helena de Medeiros “, these performances were attended by professional dancers, such as Diogo de Oliveira, the first Portuguese dancer in the Paris Opera, as well as dancer Frederico Loureiro from the National Ballet Company, considered one of the best young dancers in the world.

Photography and video © Co.lab NorteShopping

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CHRISTMAS LIGHT ART INSTALLATIONS (2018)
09/08/19

CHRISTMAS LIGHT ART INSTALLATIONS (2018)

Enchanted Park

 

State of the Art invited several architects and artists to create artistic light installations alluding to Christmas in the Green Park of LoureShopping. The objective was to create a route within an area of more than 15 thousand square meters, providing visitors with a perfect holiday adventure, including the five art installations, Santa’s Toy Factory, a magical Carousel and stunning Christmas decorations.

The “Enchanted Park” was a great success, having received more than 32 thousand visitors with one month.

Visitors of the Park had the opportunity to explore installations of various artists: Glam, who features a sculpture representing a polar bear and a penguin, creating a pyramidal shape that creates a sense of being a giant Christmas tree.

The collective Rhetoric Studio created an art installation that transported visitors to a land of imagination. Metaphora Theater, with a proposal for environmental awareness, Error-43, which featured an interactive numeric sensory installation, and 2upla, with a design of seven LED boxes that represented the connection between people during this festive season.

Photography © Error-43

Photography © Francisco Freitas

Photography and video © FX Road Lights

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“PORTUGAL POP” VISION (2018)
11/12/18

“PORTUGAL POP” VISION (2018)

Portugal Pop

State of the Art challenged artist Rueffa, ambassador of the exhibition “Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art”, to close the exhibition with a Live Painting performance in homage to the American artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

For a few hours and in the center of the main square of Colombo, artist Rueffa completed a live painting, using styrofoam and acrylic paint, accompanied by the music of DJ John Holmes.

In partnership with news magazine VISÃO, State of the Art organized three debates with nationally recognized guests from different areas and different experiences.

The first talk, “Pim, Pam, Pop: What Moves with the People?” brought together singer José Cid and writer Margarida Rebelo Pinto, and was moderated by TV presenter Ana Rita Clara.

Blogger “Pipoca Mais Doce” and Facebooker Miguel Somsen discussed the theme “Digipop: in the Times of Instant Popularity”, with the moderation of the director of VISÃO, Mafalda Anjos.

In the third panel, the discussion centered on “Pop Causes: How to Use Popularity to Change Mentalities?” With journalist Rita Ferro Rodrigues and radio presenter Rui Maria Pêgo.

Photography and video © Visão

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CULTURAL TALKS (2018)
10/12/18

CULTURAL TALKS (2018)

CULTURAL TALKS

 

In order to open a critical dialogue to the contemporary cultural scene, State of the Art organized two Talks, based on the exhibition “The Circus of Fernand Léger”, with the objective to provide reflection and discussion on circus art.

The first debate discussed the influence of the circus on visual / plastic arts, counting with the participation of Jorge Barreto Xavier, ambassador of the exhibition “The Circus of Fernand Léger”; Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and David Oliveira, artist on show. Artist António Gonçalves, artistic director of the Ala da Frente Gallery, moderated the discussion.

 

The second debate focused on the importance of circus performance today, and was attended by Teresa Ricou, founder of the Chapitô project, artist Paulo Robalo, professor at the Contemporary Academy of Performance of Porto, and the choreographer Paulo Ribeiro, former director of the National Ballet Company. The journalist and general director of Porto Canal, Júlio Magalhães, was the voice that moderated the conversation.

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CIRCUS PERFORMANCES (2018)
07/12/18

CIRCUS PERFORMANCES (2018)

CIRCUS PERFORMANCES

 

As part of the exhibition “The Circus of Fernand Léger”, State of the Art invited the National Institute of Circus Arts (INAC) to present three performances inspired by the new circus, the contemporary circus.

The first performance, “ARO”, was a unique and special creation for the inauguration of the exhibition, based on the work of the painter Fernand Léger, with the participation of Rui Paixão, the first Portuguese clown to join the Cirque du Soleil.

With the objective to promote circus art internationally, the Italian company Fabbrica C was invited to decipher the language of Léger and to provide a spectacle of aerial acrobatics, juggling and humor.

For the closing of the exhibition and commemoration of the 20th anniversary of NorteShopping, INAC returned to “take to the stage” the show “Plaina”, a contemporary circus performance that portrays the daily life of a riverside society.

 

Photography © Marta Marques

Video © Co.lab NorteShopping

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