Well, it looks like it’s finally confirmed. And I can now present you with dates:July 16th – August 20th, 2010. By the looks of it, it’s going to be massive… expect more news in the future. Meanwhile, there’s a description of the project inside, and a new surprise from Faile. They’ve recreated the show “Deluxx Fluxx Arcade” (that I have shown you here) from the Lazarides Gallery into a mini-site for everyone to see. Go check it out.
Faile: Cathedral Project
The concept of freedom will be explored as a singular, unifying vision throughout PortugalArte10. This is of particular importance in Portugal, as it has only been within the last forty years that the country was able to release itself from dictatorship in a brave and bloodless revolution. This development in the country’s recent history has enabled Portugal to renew the spirit that drove the Portuguese to discover the New World. A massive undertaking and one of the largest public art projects in the world will be presented to express this notion. The world-renowned street art collective Faile will present the Cathedral Project, a giant sculptural installation in the heart of the city of Lisbon. Faile are known worldwide for their ambitious public projects that have been mounted in such cities as New York, Shanghai, and London. Using the physical street as a canvas for expressing their ideas, Faile is part of a global movement that has been embraced by audiences for its popular approach to artistic and creative expression. The integration of the Cathedral Project within the very fabrics of the city will serve a crucial role in granting audiences the ability to engage and interact on their own terms.
Finally happening. It will be epic. We’ll pass along details soon. It’s going to be a huge exhibition and an extraordinary Faile piece almost 2 years in the making.– by Faile
PortugalArte10 is the first in a series of biannual exhibitions in Lisbon and Grândola that will explore the latest trends in the global art community. For one month Lisbon, Grândola, Portimão and Vila Real de Santo António will be at the center of the visual arts, as PortugalArte10 presents major works from the leading international contemporary artists of our time. PortugalArte10 is distinctive for its focus on the following areas: commissioned public sculpture projects, single artist surveys, curated group exhibitions and site-specific installations addressing themes related to contemporary life. The exhibition extends across Lisbon and its surrounding regions, including city squares, walkways, beaches, and historic interior spaces. PortugalArte10 will be a landmark meeting of contemporary culture and the rich lineage embedded in the histories of Lisbon and Grândola.