EXD’11 came to a close on November 27th, but there was still a lot of work to be done disassembling the exhibitions, tangents and interventions that took Lisbon’s creative community by storm through the last two months. We visited the Fernando Brízio: Inhabited Designs exhibition and the Lounging Space to bring you some photographs of the disassembly in progress.
Fernando Brízio: Inhabited Designs
The Lounging Space, hosted in a 17th century courthouse, received many activities throughout the biennale. This week, the photo essay features this dynamic space in which you may still find the EXD’11 bar, store, press centre, multi-purpose rooms and exhibitions until November 27.
The Lounging Space Information Centre
The Action for Age creative lab has been developed simultaneously in Lisbon and London. The portuguese edition of this innovative intergerational project has been supported by the biennale through its last editions, and this year was no exception. 12 ideas were selected from the 22 schools that entered the national competition launched on October 2010, and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian now has the outputs from the chosen projects on show. See some of the chosen Action for Age projects in this weekly photo essay feature.
The exhibition at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
As the end of the biennale draws closer, the EXD’11 Education Service continues to exceed expectations, keeping up with its diverse activities ranging from primary school to higher education/professional levels. This week’s photo essay features some of these tours, workshops and talks. For the activity calendar and tour booking refer to the EXD’11 Education Service Page.
Fernando Brízio's guided tour of his retrospective exhibition
As not only exhibitions and events make up the biennale, this week’s photo essay focuses on a few of the 60+ EXD’11 tangents. These tangents, presented in different formats and levels of interactivity, are independent projects that relate to the biennale’s theme and stand out in the Portuguese creative community for their innovation and conceptual logic. Know more about them on the dedicated page of the EXD’11 website.
I need nothing – Cãoceito and Burdman
Repositories of stories and its enriching emotions, the covers that accommodate the existing multitude of musical genres are the motto for this exhibition. Album covers that often capture our attention when the music has still just barely reached our ears. Major graphic disasters or revered icons, unfairly ignored or zeitgeists, these covers provide listening with a visual and tactile dimension, bringing it into the sphere of collecting and sharing. From cover to cover, going through all the stories (and histories), we wrote a new one to the sound of a song on repeat: I need nothing, I’ve everything I need. 15 portuguese graphic designers were invited to illustrate and Moopie to shoot the video. The music is by the Parenthetical Girls and Matéria Prima helped make it all happen.