We wind back to the early years of the 20th
century to discover the inspiring works of one of the most amazing Portuguese avant-garde painters: Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887-1918). After the huge success of the Paris show, held at the Grand Palais
in 2016, now it's Lisbon's turn to show the exceptional work of Amadeo. The MNAC holds a temporary exhibition
which recreates Amadeo's first solo show in the capital, held a century ago. A contemporary of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Almada Negreiros, one of the leading figures of Portuguese Modernism, is at the center of an anthological show at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
, running from February 2 to June 5. In this much-awaited retrospective, with the subtitle "A way of being modern", visitors will be able to immerse in the avant-gardian universe of an artist whose career spanned the entire 20th century. Culturgest, one of the leading art centers in Lisbon, now under a new curatorial signature, will feature two exhibitions focusing on Portuguese contemporary artists. In the Belém area, Museu Berardo
(Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) are also playing their cards with exciting new programs for 2017.
In Porto, Serralves
, the city’s iconic contemporary art museum, will welcome the first solo show of French artist Philippe Parreno in Portugal, “A Time Couloured Space”. The project by Álvaro Siza Vieira for the complex of Alhambra, Granada, will be the theme of a top-quality architecture exhibition in Serralves.
Happy 2017 and may this year be a very good year!