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Monday, November 15, 2010

Arte Lisboa 2010 - Contemporary Art Fair

The 10th edition of Arte Lisboa 2010 - Contemporary Art Fair will take place between the 24th and the 28th of November, 2010.

Due to the fact that the NATO summit will be hosted at the International Fair of Lisbon (FIL) facilities during November, this year's event will be shown to the public in the River Pavillion of the Lisbon Congress Center(Pavilhão Rio do Centro de Congressos de Lisboa) located in the Industries Square (Praça das Indústrias)
Projected by the architect Keil do Amaral and inaugurated in 1957, the building has 3800 sqm of open space without any columns, featuring a system of natural light which can be opted out through a blackout system if so desired.

As the only contemporary art fair at national level, Arte Lisboa 2010 will present to the public a selection of 45 galleries (41 in the general programme) showing the work of emerging and seasoned artists in the national market and abroad.
The fair will also include a selection of works from EDP Energias de Portugal Collection and from Fundação PLMJ Video Collection.

Art Collectors, curators and international art critics are guests to the event, which organized with other partners aims to promote the aquisition of the exhibited artworks and provide visits to the city, including to studios and art centers.
Visitors will have the opportunity to attend and interact in discussion panels with the participation of artists, galerists, museum directors, collectors, art critics and other relevant personalities of the art world.

Curated by Filipa Oliveira, the Arte Lisboa 2010 - Contemporary Art Fair offers to the public in general and especially to art lovers, the chance to discover new works of art, in particular from portuguese artists, but also from other countries.

The Preview & Vernissage will take place on November 24 (18:00 - 23:00) and will be open to the general public between the 25 and the 28 (16:00 - 23:00).
The Art Inquirer wishes to thank the information provided by Filipa Lucena (AIP)

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