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Japanese Design Today/100
16, Nov, 2018 >> 15, Dec, 2018
Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Iconic pieces of Japanese design, from the 1950s to the present, will be on display at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP), under the itinerant exhibition "Japanese Design Today / 100". Visitors will be able to see articles such as the revolutionary Nikon F camera, a parka with over 40 pockets, car mockups, household items, toys, furniture and decoration, demonstrating history, lifestyle and Japanese culture. The exhibition in Porto is an updated version of the original exhibition (2004), highlighting objects of daily product design.

Tue-Sat: 14: 30-18: 30
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"The Dreams of Helena" by Isidro Ferrer
21, Sep, 2018 >> 31, Dec, 2018
Museu da Farmácia
The well-known Spanish illustrator Isidro Ferrer will be in Porto on September 20 at 6pm to inaugurate his exhibition "The Dreams of Helena", which can be visited at the Museum of Pharmacy of Porto until 31 December. The exhibition brings together the works that illustrate the collection of texts by Eduardo Galeano "Los Sueños de Helena", edited in 2011 by Libros del Zorro Rojo, and is complemented by a set of handmade wooden sculptures from the "Funny Farm" series. In an allusion to the theme of the dream, the exhibition project consists of an installation with five beds, elevated to three meters in height, under which are suspended illustrations and figurative objects. At the end of the exhibition, the beds will be donated to a charity.

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Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Robert Mapplethorpe
Pictures

20, Sep, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
Robert Mapplethorpe (New York, 1946–1989, Boston) created some of the most arresting, polemical, and iconic images in contemporary photography. Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures, organized in close collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, brings together 159 works from throughout the artist’s career, from early collages and Polaroids, to the images of flowers, nudes, sexuality and portraits that made him one of the most notable photographers of the last century. Having studied painting and sculpture in New York before turning to the medium of photography, Mapplethorpe was influenced by the art of Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp, as well as the nineteenth-century photography of Julia Margaret Cameron and others, of which he was to become an avid collector. The artist’s early collages, assemblages and photographs, initially taken with a Polaroid camera, develop the interest in sexuality and composition — right angles, geometric shapes of light — that would come to define his mature work. Using a fully-manual Hasselblad camera beginning in 1975 — the viewfinder framing the world in its square format — Mapplethorpe began to employ long exposures and ordered arrangements in the studio to craft portraits, still lives, and nudes whose order, balance, and content redefined photography as an art form. Mapplethorpe treated these subjects with equal attention and precision, from cut flowers and male sex organs, to the cast of friends, lovers, celebrities, and collaborators he depicted, turning a photograph into the controlled performance between artist and subject. Both controversial and classicist, the artist’s pioneering engagement with gender, sexuality, and race is reflected in depictions of queer and non-heteronormative bodies, pleasure, and desire, in photographs suspended in the tension, as with all of Mapplethorpe’s work, between the emotive and political intensity of their content and the clarity of their composition. Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, and curated by João Ribas with coordination by Paula Fernandes.

All artworks in the exhibition are on loan from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York. ADVISORY: The exhibition "Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures" has images that can hurt the sensibility of some people.
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Love Is Not A Common Place
22, Nov, 2018 >> 12, Jan, 2019
Estação S. Bento
In the year that Espaço t devotes its work to the theme "We have created Afetos since 1994", it is with great pleasure that the inauguration of the Exhibition "Love is not a Common Place" to take place in the S. Bento Subway Station. "Love is not a Common Place" is the result of the work of plastic arts, developed in the Art and Gender workshop, within the scope of the Pro-Equal Project - Against Violence, which seeks to sensitize people with disabilities to issues of Equality and Violence of Gender.
still in Dec. 2018
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Japanese Design Today/100
16, Nov, 2018 >> 15, Dec, 2018
Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Iconic pieces of Japanese design, from the 1950s to the present, will be on display at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP), under the itinerant exhibition "Japanese Design Today / 100". Visitors will be able to see articles such as the revolutionary Nikon F camera, a parka with over 40 pockets, car mockups, household items, toys, furniture and decoration, demonstrating history, lifestyle and Japanese culture. The exhibition in Porto is an updated version of the original exhibition (2004), highlighting objects of daily product design.

Tue-Sat: 14: 30-18: 30
music
Music for Christmas
15, Dec, 2018 21:30 >> 23, Dec, 2018
Casa da Música
The Christmas season is always marked with very special programs at Casa da Música. An eternal fairy tale inspired Tchaikovski to write some of the most celebrated pages of Russian music, forming a ballet that continues to be staged with great success. The Sleeping Beauty awakens a fantasy world that can not be missed any Christmas, and will be performed in concert by the Symphony Orchestra. Allusions to traditions and Christmas melodies also appear in the program that the Portuguese Symphonic Band brings to the Casa da Música together with a guest choir. Even before Christmas, it is with one of the greatest plays of every season that we finish the season: the fabulous Mass in B minor of Johann Sebastian Bach, in an interpretation of the Baroque Orchestra and of the Choir to which the Children's Choir House of Music joins. A rare opportunity to hear a work that transcends religious beliefs to become what someone has described as the most remarkable musical allegory of human existence.

15 DEC 2018 Saturday 18:00
Suggia Room
PORTUGUESE SYMPHONIC BAND

18 DEC 2018 - Tuesday 19:30
Room 2
PRIZE OF MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF PORTO / CASA DA MÚSICA
Late Afternoon · Chamber Music

21 DEC 2018 Friday 9:00
Suggia Room
SLEEPING BEAUTY
Symphony Orchestra of Porto/ Casa da Música

22 DEC 2018 Saturday 18:00
Room Suggia
SLEEPING BEAUTY
Symphony Orchestra of Porto/ Casa da Música

23 DEC 2018 Sun 18:00
Room Suggia
MASS IN B MINOR
Orchestra Barroca · Coro Casa da Música · Children's Choir Casa da Música
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"The Dreams of Helena" by Isidro Ferrer
21, Sep, 2018 >> 31, Dec, 2018
Museu da Farmácia
The well-known Spanish illustrator Isidro Ferrer will be in Porto on September 20 at 6pm to inaugurate his exhibition "The Dreams of Helena", which can be visited at the Museum of Pharmacy of Porto until 31 December. The exhibition brings together the works that illustrate the collection of texts by Eduardo Galeano "Los Sueños de Helena", edited in 2011 by Libros del Zorro Rojo, and is complemented by a set of handmade wooden sculptures from the "Funny Farm" series. In an allusion to the theme of the dream, the exhibition project consists of an installation with five beds, elevated to three meters in height, under which are suspended illustrations and figurative objects. At the end of the exhibition, the beds will be donated to a charity.

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Circo Coliseu Porto 2018
14, Dec, 2018 >> 5, Jan, 2019
Coliseu do Porto
The Porto Ageas Coliseum presents its Christmas Circus, a true happiness and fantastic party, and no animals on the track since 2015! The circus caravan arrives on December 14 with some of the best artists in the world, such as Andrey Jigalov, award winning clown who was part of the Monte Carlo Circus company of 2018, and where he has already won a Silver Clown. From the United States of America the Pneumatic Arts arrive with a number of trapeze that enchants by the movements in the air and that will make us to sustain for moments the breathing. This year we bring back the magic with Mago Edgard's touch of humor , and the Leisure Wizards will show that the strength of lasers is not only in Star Wars. Dos Badea Brothers can expect a number of combined forces that charmed jurors and the public in the program "Romania Got Talent." And since we speak of force, we must speak of Vlada , a young prodigy of strength, balance and graciousness, with a number that will make us dream. Anastasia comes from Greece to show how to dance on the tightrope and we will show that Circus art is more alive than ever in what is the best and most demanding circus company in the country, an uninterrupted tradition since 1941. Completely programmed by the Porto Ageas Coliseum, the Christmas Circus will premiere on December 14 at 9:00 p.m. and show the public of all ages the real and the fantastic until January 1, 2019.

Fri 14 December – 21:00
Sun 16 December – 14:30
Sun 16 December – 17:30
Tue 18 December – 15:00
Thu 20 December – 15:00
Fri 21 December – 15:00
Sun 23 December – 17:30
Tue 25 December – 17:00
Wed 26 December – 15:00
Fri 28 December – 15:00
Fri 28 December – 21:00
Sat 29 December – 17:30
Sun 30 December – 15:00
Thu 1 January – 17:00
Sat 5 January – 21:30
art
Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
art
Robert Mapplethorpe
Pictures

20, Sep, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
Robert Mapplethorpe (New York, 1946–1989, Boston) created some of the most arresting, polemical, and iconic images in contemporary photography. Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures, organized in close collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, brings together 159 works from throughout the artist’s career, from early collages and Polaroids, to the images of flowers, nudes, sexuality and portraits that made him one of the most notable photographers of the last century. Having studied painting and sculpture in New York before turning to the medium of photography, Mapplethorpe was influenced by the art of Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp, as well as the nineteenth-century photography of Julia Margaret Cameron and others, of which he was to become an avid collector. The artist’s early collages, assemblages and photographs, initially taken with a Polaroid camera, develop the interest in sexuality and composition — right angles, geometric shapes of light — that would come to define his mature work. Using a fully-manual Hasselblad camera beginning in 1975 — the viewfinder framing the world in its square format — Mapplethorpe began to employ long exposures and ordered arrangements in the studio to craft portraits, still lives, and nudes whose order, balance, and content redefined photography as an art form. Mapplethorpe treated these subjects with equal attention and precision, from cut flowers and male sex organs, to the cast of friends, lovers, celebrities, and collaborators he depicted, turning a photograph into the controlled performance between artist and subject. Both controversial and classicist, the artist’s pioneering engagement with gender, sexuality, and race is reflected in depictions of queer and non-heteronormative bodies, pleasure, and desire, in photographs suspended in the tension, as with all of Mapplethorpe’s work, between the emotive and political intensity of their content and the clarity of their composition. Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, and curated by João Ribas with coordination by Paula Fernandes.

All artworks in the exhibition are on loan from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York. ADVISORY: The exhibition "Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures" has images that can hurt the sensibility of some people.
art
Love Is Not A Common Place
22, Nov, 2018 >> 12, Jan, 2019
Estação S. Bento
In the year that Espaço t devotes its work to the theme "We have created Afetos since 1994", it is with great pleasure that the inauguration of the Exhibition "Love is not a Common Place" to take place in the S. Bento Subway Station. "Love is not a Common Place" is the result of the work of plastic arts, developed in the Art and Gender workshop, within the scope of the Pro-Equal Project - Against Violence, which seeks to sensitize people with disabilities to issues of Equality and Violence of Gender.
Jan. 2019
festival
Circo Coliseu Porto 2018
14, Dec, 2018 >> 5, Jan, 2019
Coliseu do Porto
The Porto Ageas Coliseum presents its Christmas Circus, a true happiness and fantastic party, and no animals on the track since 2015! The circus caravan arrives on December 14 with some of the best artists in the world, such as Andrey Jigalov, award winning clown who was part of the Monte Carlo Circus company of 2018, and where he has already won a Silver Clown. From the United States of America the Pneumatic Arts arrive with a number of trapeze that enchants by the movements in the air and that will make us to sustain for moments the breathing. This year we bring back the magic with Mago Edgard's touch of humor , and the Leisure Wizards will show that the strength of lasers is not only in Star Wars. Dos Badea Brothers can expect a number of combined forces that charmed jurors and the public in the program "Romania Got Talent." And since we speak of force, we must speak of Vlada , a young prodigy of strength, balance and graciousness, with a number that will make us dream. Anastasia comes from Greece to show how to dance on the tightrope and we will show that Circus art is more alive than ever in what is the best and most demanding circus company in the country, an uninterrupted tradition since 1941. Completely programmed by the Porto Ageas Coliseum, the Christmas Circus will premiere on December 14 at 9:00 p.m. and show the public of all ages the real and the fantastic until January 1, 2019.

Fri 14 December – 21:00
Sun 16 December – 14:30
Sun 16 December – 17:30
Tue 18 December – 15:00
Thu 20 December – 15:00
Fri 21 December – 15:00
Sun 23 December – 17:30
Tue 25 December – 17:00
Wed 26 December – 15:00
Fri 28 December – 15:00
Fri 28 December – 21:00
Sat 29 December – 17:30
Sun 30 December – 15:00
Thu 1 January – 17:00
Sat 5 January – 21:30
art
Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
art
Robert Mapplethorpe
Pictures

20, Sep, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
Robert Mapplethorpe (New York, 1946–1989, Boston) created some of the most arresting, polemical, and iconic images in contemporary photography. Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures, organized in close collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, brings together 159 works from throughout the artist’s career, from early collages and Polaroids, to the images of flowers, nudes, sexuality and portraits that made him one of the most notable photographers of the last century. Having studied painting and sculpture in New York before turning to the medium of photography, Mapplethorpe was influenced by the art of Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp, as well as the nineteenth-century photography of Julia Margaret Cameron and others, of which he was to become an avid collector. The artist’s early collages, assemblages and photographs, initially taken with a Polaroid camera, develop the interest in sexuality and composition — right angles, geometric shapes of light — that would come to define his mature work. Using a fully-manual Hasselblad camera beginning in 1975 — the viewfinder framing the world in its square format — Mapplethorpe began to employ long exposures and ordered arrangements in the studio to craft portraits, still lives, and nudes whose order, balance, and content redefined photography as an art form. Mapplethorpe treated these subjects with equal attention and precision, from cut flowers and male sex organs, to the cast of friends, lovers, celebrities, and collaborators he depicted, turning a photograph into the controlled performance between artist and subject. Both controversial and classicist, the artist’s pioneering engagement with gender, sexuality, and race is reflected in depictions of queer and non-heteronormative bodies, pleasure, and desire, in photographs suspended in the tension, as with all of Mapplethorpe’s work, between the emotive and political intensity of their content and the clarity of their composition. Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, and curated by João Ribas with coordination by Paula Fernandes.

All artworks in the exhibition are on loan from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York. ADVISORY: The exhibition "Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures" has images that can hurt the sensibility of some people.
art
Love Is Not A Common Place
22, Nov, 2018 >> 12, Jan, 2019
Estação S. Bento
In the year that Espaço t devotes its work to the theme "We have created Afetos since 1994", it is with great pleasure that the inauguration of the Exhibition "Love is not a Common Place" to take place in the S. Bento Subway Station. "Love is not a Common Place" is the result of the work of plastic arts, developed in the Art and Gender workshop, within the scope of the Pro-Equal Project - Against Violence, which seeks to sensitize people with disabilities to issues of Equality and Violence of Gender.