GAU Vol 09 - English version

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FESTIVAL MURO LX_2017 SPECIAL OBEY X VHILS BORDALO II

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ON THE WALLS ... LISBONWEEK LisbonWeek’s 4th edition took place in March 2017. Urban Art was one of the great highlights of its program, through several artistic interventions in the neighbourhood of Lumiar. Visitors were invited to observe the creative process of setting up an ‘outdoors museum’.

© CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

© CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017

With the Lisbon City Council sponsorship and the endorsement of the Urban Art Gallery, LisbonWeek invited the Argentine Felipe Pantone to express his creativity in a 45 meters high facade in the Praça Bernardino Machado; the Portuguese RAF (Rui Alexandre Ferreira) returned to the Rotunda do Eixo Central and the national creator Francisco Vidal worked on a facade in Alameda da Música. The event also featured two sculptures by the national artist Robert Panda and the contribution of the Portuguese artist Diogo Machado aka Add Fuel, responsible for the decoration of the LisbonWeek bus, used to do the guided tours that were part of the program.

©Pedro Sadio

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TRIBUTE TO NUNO TEOTÓNIO PEREIRA

© CML | SG | DMC | Américo Simas 2017

As part of the initiatives to honour the architect Nuno Teotónio Pereira, we highlight the urban art aspect, promoted by Lisbon City Council and Alvalade Parish Council, in January 2017. A new evocative mural was

created by the national creator João Samina, to honour this great figure of Portuguese architecture history. Located at Avenida Rio de Janeiro, next to Mercado de Alvalade.

ARMOSPHERE The Portuguese artistic duo ARMcollective by creators Gonçalo MAR and Miguel RAM, offered Lisbon a new urban art workpiece. This work had GAU’s endorsement and is located at Rua do Meio ao Arco do Carvalhão, nº 32, near Amoreiras, in one of the most lively streets of the city. This work also emphasized the opening of the exhibition ARMOSPHERE, which included several canvases produced by the two artists. It opened in March 2017, at the MONA store, Rua das Janelas Verdes.

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ON THE WALLS ... UNDERDOGS 2017

Photos © CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017

The activities of UNDERDOGS platform that started in 2012, will continue to develop. This Public Art Program, with GAU’s endorsement, brings to Lisbon recognized artists from the urban art universe. 2017 was punctuated by these artistic interventions on the walls of the capital by the Australian creator Anthony Lister, in the changing rooms of the Quinta da Cabrinha’s sports complex, at Avenida da Ceuta, during the

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month of June. In July the American artist Shepard Fairey aka Obey, created several artistic interventions in the city: on the facade of a building on Rua Natalia Correia, on a wall of Rua José Gomes Ferreira (at Amoreiras) and on Rua Nossa Senhora da Glória, in a wall made by four hands, jointly with Alexandre Farto aka Vhils.


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ON THE WALLS ... ROCK ON

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“Rock on” is the title of the urban art workpiece born from the hands of the artist Youth One, one of the pioneers of Portuguese graffiti, under the theme ‘Music’ it occupies the facade of a building at Av. Marechal

Gomes da Costa, since July 2017. This project was the result of a partnership with Super Bock, in the context of the 2017 edition of the SuperBockSuperRock Festival, held at Parque das Nações in Lisbon.

TODOS FESTIVAL 2017

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The 9 th edition of TODOS Festival had the collaboration of GAU for the urban art aspect of the festival dedicated to the celebration of multiculturalism. In 2017 it took place, in the Colina de Santana, in Campo Mártires da Pátria in Lisbon, starting September 8 th until September 10 th. This time around we invited the national creator Regg to work on the wall of the Capuchos Hospital located in Calçada de Santo António, where he created a homage workpiece to Thomaz de Mello

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Breyner, one of the most influential figures of medicine of the early twentieth century. In this workpiece, closely related to the historical memory of the place, the artist symbolically highlighted the various moments of the doctor’s activity, as much about his work in the Central Hospitals of Lisbon, as well as about the kindness and support he gave to disadvantaged classes of the population.


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DIAS DO DESASSOSSEGO (DISQUIET DAYS)

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Dias do Desassossego (Disquiet Days) program, was an initiative promoted by Casa Fernando Pessoa and Fundação José Saramago in November 2017. In this edition it had, once again, the endorsement of Galeria de Arte Urbana. The artist invited was Tamara Alves, who created a workpiece at Travessa do Carvalho, along the back of the Mercado

da Ribeira. “If you have a heart of iron, good for you. Mine was made of flesh and it bleeds all day” these were the words of Saramago that inspired the creator and that were the basis of this urban art piece, painted in the heart of Lisbon.

VHILS

© CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017

November was the month chosen by one of the most respected national creators of the urban art universe, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, to carry out another of his usual workpieces in Lisbon, unmarked low-

relief technique: his authorship is immediately recognizable. This time, the chosen location was a building on Rua dos Lagares, located in Mouraria, one of the historical neighbourhoods of the city.

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ON THE WALLS ... BORDALO II

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The national artist Bordalo II made an impact in Lisbon’s landscape last November, through the creation of a set of urban art pieces, alongside the opening of his first exhibition in Portugal, titled ATTERO, which had the endorsement of the Lisbon City Council. The exhibition was the result of several interventions that the creator had made in the city with his singular aesthetic language and appeals to environmental issues. We can now see three new pieces from his series “Plastic Trash Animals” on the streets of Lisbon: “Half Chimp” at the entrance of the

building that hosted the exhibition, located at Rua de Xabregas; “Half Fox”, on the façade of an empty building located at Avenida 24 de Julho, and “Plastic Frog” at Rua da Manutenção. The artist also conceived the sculpture “Lisboa”, installed in Cais do Sodré. According to the author, this piece is a “reflection on the city in its widely publicized and praised, entrepreneurial and creative ecosystem.”

© CML | SG | DMC | Américo Simas 2017

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SHARED MANAGEMENT WALLS Telheiras Graffiti

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The Sweet N’Eight project started in 2014 and it consist of graffiti works on one of the city’s shared management walls, with the artist ParizOne, located on the Rua do Calhariz in Benfica. On the other hand, since 2011, in Telheiras, six walls are part of the project Telheiras Graffiti, also under shared management of GAU, with the national artist Edis One and in liaison with other local entities. Here we present some of urban art workpieces created on these walls throughout 2017. To submit your proposals to paint on these walls consult: sweetneight.blogspot.pt and telheirasgraffiti.blogspot.pt

BION, EdisOne e Observ

DeLara e EdisOne

ParizOne

Mr. Never Satisfied

EdisOne

Sweet N’Eight

EdisOne, MrDheo e ParizOne

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ON THE WALLS ... POSTER

AMORA HOUSE

© Alexandre Murtinheira for Departamento®

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The second edition of POSTER MOSTRA PÚBLICA, took place from 14th October to 14th November, an initiative of Departmento with GAU’s endorsement. The presentation included the collage and exhibition of posters that are intended to honour “one of the most powerful media of all times”, according to the organization. POSTER has returned to Marvila, with the participation of more than 20 artists coming from different artistic areas, from music to design and street art, creating a circuit opened to both visitors and residents.

In October, Diogo Machado aka Add Fuel, created a workpiece in the entrance of Casa da Amora, located at Rua João Penha, near the Jardim das Amoreiras. Using his typical visual language in this piece we can see the Portuguese traditional tile patterns, mixed with elements coming from the very illustrative world of the artist, connecting the contemporary world and Portuguese history.

FAÍSCA GERADOR | SPARKLE GENERATOR

EPHEMERAL FLOWERS

© CML| DMC | Bruno Cunha 2017

© CML| DMC | Bruno Cunha 2017

The Faísca Gerador is a project promoted by the GERADOR Cultural Association sponsored by the ‘BIP / ZIP Program’ of the Lisbon City Council. It aims to provide training opportunities to young people in five artistic areas, namely: urban art, illustration, theatre, photography and creative writing, so they can become the countries’ future artists. The 2017 edition was endorsed by GAU in the area of urban art and it was integrated with the creation of a mural by the Coletivo Versas in Rua de O Século, in Lisbon, in November 2017.

During last November, the Portuguese artist MAR, created the piece “EphemeralFlowers”, on the BP petrol Station’s support wall, located at Av. Marechal António Spínola. According to the artist, the work represents “an idyllic, chromatically intense, full of nature and light landscape, where the diversity of forms creates an intensely visual rhythm.”

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MURO | LX_2017 URBAN ART FESTIVAL

The 2nd edition of MURO | Urban Art Festival Lx_2017 took place from 25th to 28th May, in Marvila, and was organized by GAU, in partnership with Marvila Parish Council, GEBALIS, Lisbon Municipal Libraries and GERADOR Cultural Association, in the context of Past and Present - Lisbon Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017, an initiative of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities (UCCI) and the Lisbon City Council. The festival’s program included artistic interventions, guided tours and urban art workshops, concerts and shows, dialogues and debates, graphic arts and photography exhibitions, cinema, dance and other street entertainment activities. Four days of festivity and celebration amongst the urban art community, the population of Marvila, the city and the visitors. The artistic production involved mainly 15 large scale pieces in blind gables, other surfaces such as walls, public toilets and other buildings were also part of the interventions within the festival. In the all festival, more than 40 artists were involved, from eight nationalities, working in different areas. This entire work created a complete intervention area of 4,000m2. The festival also had a “Hall of Fame”, a wall dedicated to graffiti calligraphic style, with a specific project in Bairro da Quinta dos Salgados, in the streets’ buildings and pavements. The curatorship was based on three aspects: presence of national creators, considering the festival´s theme, presence of artists from other Ibero-American countries; and, finally, the artists that won the calls for proposals for the design and performance in walls of the Festival. The work with the local community, an area in which urban art intends to play

an important role at the level of cultural and social inclusion, as well as in intergenerational dialogue, GAU invited a creator to perform a two months artistic residency, where he developed a site-specific project, which involved the population of these neighbourhoods. The event included preparatory work on the field, which started eight months before the festival, throughout various actions such as city guided tours, urban art workshops and talks about awareness on the theme of cultural heritage, among others, which aimed to facilitate the involvement of the key elements of the community, groups and local associations of this specific territory. The 2017 MURO edition | Urban Art Festival Lx sustained the mission we set out to accomplish last year, with an event that brings together different activities related to the various Urban Art Gallery’s areas of work. The activities focused on time and space, with a special emphasis on the collaboration with the local community, with the goal of leaving a mark on the landscape but also on the population of this specific area of the city. The territorial option of Marvila had the objective of enabling the creation of a new centre of urban art workpieces in an area that could respond positively to an idea of cultural offer decentralization, which is the strategy that guides GAU as well as the Culture Directorate of the Lisbon City Council.

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WALLS

© CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

“Double Double Bass” Zesar Bahamonte e Victor Hugo Alvaréz (Spain)

“The meeting between the past and the present” Colectivo Licuado (Uruguai)

“Capítulo MMXVII” (Chapter MMXVII) Nuno Alecrim (Portugal)

“Família” (Family) Godmess (Portugal)

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“Filosofia ignorante” (Ignorant Philosophy) Miguel Brum (Portugal)

“Etnias” (Ethnicities) Kobra (Brazil)

“Oferenda” (Offering) Kruella D’Enfer (Portugal)

“Consejo del Água” (Water Council) Steep (Ecuador)

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© CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

“Amizade Autêntica” (True Friendship) The Caver (Portugal)

“Mi Madre” (My Mother) Cix Mugre e Alejandre Tadlock (Mexico)

“Multicultural” Medianeras (Colombia)

“Golden Soul” Gleo (Colombia)

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“Festa do Conhecimento” (Knowledge party) John Douglas (Brazil)

“O respeito entre povos” (Respect among peoples) LS (Portugal)

“Lugar” (Place) Hazul (Portugal)

“Electro-Cidade” (Electro-city) Guilherme Krammer (Brazil)

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© CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

“Entrenchments” MAR (Portugal)

“Melting Point” ARM COLLECTIVE (RAM+MAR)

“Quetzalcóatl” Klit (Portugal)

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“Entrenchments” RAM (Portugal)


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ARTISTIC RESIDENCE | FLIX (VENUZUELA)

© Flix | Karla Coelho

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© CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

© Flix | Karla Coelho

© Flix | Karla Coelho

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© CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

© Flix | Karla Coelho

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SPONTANEOUS INTERVENTIONS

“Departure” Caio Beltrão (Brasil)

“Diversidade” (Diversity) Oya Collective (Portugal)

Dan Space Sapunar (Croatia)

Shay (Brazil)

San Spiga (Argentina)

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WORKSHOPS

Urban Art with the Community, directed by Mariana Dias Coutinho

Lata 65 project by Lara Seixo Rodrigues

© CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017

© CML | DMC | DPC | Hugo Cardoso 2017

© CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017 “Incursões pela Arte” Project in the Escola Básica de Marvila, conducted by José Carvalho and Filipe Gusmão

“Aventuras do João sem Medo” (“Adventures of John without Fear”), conducted by the artist Miguel Brum

Schools and General Public Programs at MURO Festival Lx_2017, conducted by the artist YouthOne

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HALL OF FAME

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CURATORSHIP OF MONTANA SHOP LISBON: BRAY | CHURE | DANSE127 | EKO | GUL | KAYRO | KOES | LS | MOA | MONK | MOSAIK | MULOG | NOE | QUÊ? | RAK | REST | SEYR | SNEK | TRASI

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CALIPO AGENCY EXHIBITION

Exhibition in the Quinta dos Salgados’ neighbourhood with images of Alice WR, Manuel Malzebender, Mário

© Rui Cartaxo Rodrigues | Agência Calipo 2017

Tavares, Rui Cartaxo Rodrigues and the collaboration of the designer Ana Bacherel.

© Mário Tavares | Agência Calipo 2017

© Rui Cartaxo Rodrigues | Agência Calipo 2017

© Alice WR | Agência Calipo 2017

© Manuel Falcão Malzbender | Agência Calipo 2017

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ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM

Showcases and talks about Urban Art

Original Bandalheira

© CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017

© CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017

Concerts on the walls| NOISERV

Concerts on the walls | DJ Riot

© Andreia Mayer | GERADOR 2017

© Andreia Mayer | GERADOR 2017

Concert at school | PAUS and the drummer João Carvalho

Lisboa a Sorrir’17 (Lisbon Smiling’17) - A Music and humour tour with Herman José and friends

© António Azevedo | GEBALIS 2017

© CML | DMC | DAC | Ernesto Matos 2017

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BEYOND WALLS... MONSTRA 2017 - LISBON ANIMATION FESTIVAL

© CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017

In a partnership between the MONSTRA’s 16th edition - Lisbon Animated Film Festival - and GAU (Gallery of Urban Art), urban art and animation were together again. Combining the creative freedom of street art with the idea of movement and animated images, the result was shown, throughout the month of March 2017, in various areas of Lisbon, with interventions made in bottle banks, which present the work of the Argentine animated film makers Juan Pablo Zaramella and Can Can Club, as well as the Portuguese artists Bruno Casanova, Dois Vês and Teresa Robalo aka URSA.

Juan Pablo Zaramella | Bruno Casanova | Can Can Club | Tania de Leon | Can Can Club

JOSÉ AFONSO ASSOCIATION’S 30 TH YEAR CELEBRATION

© CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2017

The José Afonso Association, in partnership with the Lisbon City Council, promoted, during 2017 a set of initiatives that aimed to celebrate their 30th anniversary. In this context, GAU promoted an urban art exhibition in homage to José Afonso, with the participation of Dalaiama Street Art, Telmo Alcobia and Youthone, the Brazilian creator Utopia graffiti joined the project spontaneously and generously, with interventions inspired by José Afonso’s universe. Created on Calçada da Glória’s panels, in April 2017, the paintings were completed on April 25th, perhaps one of the best days to celebrate José Afonso’s memory, as well as celebrate creativity and freedom in general. YouthOne

Telmo Alcobia

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...BEYOND WALLS CALÇADA DA GLÓRIA AND LARGO DA OLIVERINHA

© CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

GAU’s panels located in the heart of the city vibrate with creativity. Artists, students, apprentices or old school creators, people interested in experiencing or people that are just passionate about urban art, experts in the matter or simply curious people, national or foreign individuals, go daily to Calçada da Glória and Largo da Oliveirinha to leave their mark on the panels or to photograph the marks left there for a future memory of this art that is ephemeral by nature. We share some of the workpieces created over the past year.

Traffic (Portugal)

Kärlek Och Äventyr (Sweden)

Filipa Jacinto, projeto “Já Sinto” (Portugal)

Berol377 (Spain)

Utopia (Brazil)

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Skran e L7m (Brazil)

L7m (Brazil)

Urku (Ecuador)

KST (Ecuador)

Soaz (Belgium)

Moami (Angola)

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ANIMATION AND PEDAGOGY GUIDED TOURS From January to December, come rain or come shine, urban art guided tours are a hit with a very diverse audience: kids, adults, Lisbon residents or visitors, from national cities or from abroad, international representatives, journalists, students, tourism professionals, urban art experts and enthusiasts. We are pleased to see the growing interest in visiting and discovering the art of our city. In 2017’s second semester, for the first time in its history, GAU made available the regular Guided Visits to Schools, Universities, Sociocultural, Senior or Juvenile non-profit Institutions/Groups/Associations, visits to the workpieces created during the festivals MURO Lx_2016 in Padre Cruz area and MURO Lx_2017 in Marvila area.

© CML | DMC | DPC | GAU 2017

STUDENTS RECEPTION In recent years, GAU has established a connection with students from the most diverse areas and courses like Tourism, Journalism, Art History, Urbanism, and Communication, among others. The main themes addressed in the visits, interviews, group work or thesis on urban art turn around the understanding of the municipal strategy for urban art in Lisbon, together with the knowledge of the work developed by GAU in the city, as well as its projects specificity and the different areas of action. It is with satisfaction that we find that this artistic universe has become an object of analysis and study by a whole new generation.

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WORKSHOPS

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PARTY IN THE PARK | GAU has once again partnered with this initiative promoted by the Social Rights Department in Parque Eduardo VII on April 25th. In the 2017 edition, we held an urban art workshop, directed by the artist Smile, where we were surrounded by children and young people to celebrate creativity and freedom.

BIP / ZIP PROJECT “ COLORS OF INCLUSION” | The Bip / Zip Project “Colours Inclusion and Cooperation” developed by the Community of Teresianas Sisters in the Fonseca e Calçada neighbourhood, integrated a component of urban art that was endorsed by GAU. In June, the project’s participants had an exchange with this artistic universe, through a guided tour around the piecework’s created at the MURO | Festival of Urban Art Lx_2016, in Padre Cruz neighbourhood, as well as an urban art workshop directed by the artist Youth One, which resulted on colourful walls at Fonseca e Calçada neighbourhood.

TRAINING GAU promoted last November, in the Marvila’s Library facilities, the “Training of Counterparts: Urban Art in Marvila”, which integrated theoretical and practical sessions, including urban art guided tours. The objective was to deliver key elements knowledge and skills to our counterparts in Marvila’s community - where Lisbon Urban Art Festival, MURO Lx_2017 Festival took place – so they can ensure guided visits around the urban art piece works recently created in this territory, similar to what happened in Padre Cruz, with the 2016th edition of the festival.

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MEGAPHONE MENTIONS The Urban Art Gallery project was considered and integrated in the catalogue of Culture good practices for Cities and Regions, and European Commission initiative funded by the Creative Europe program to support cities and regions in a cultural capacity. This catalogue includes the 71 best practices of cities and regions on smart culture investment, in the fields of cultural heritage, culture and creative industries and culture for social inclusion. This catalogue is available for online consultation on this website: http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu

MURO | Urban Art Festival Lx_2017, organized by GAU in partnership with the Marvila Parish Council, GEBALIS, the Municipality of Lisbon’s’ Libraries and GERADOR Cultural Association. It was nominated for “Best Events of 2017” category, selected by the magazine Time Out Lisbon, along with other recognized projects that took place in 2017 in the city of Lisbon.

CONFERENCES Participation in “Territories: Cities and Urbanism” of the Science and Culture Program - C2 Cross-Dialogues, organized by the State Department for Culture and the State Department for Science, Technology and Higher Education, on April 18, 2017, at the University of Coimbra. The Cross Dialogues program started this year and is composed by a set of work sessions in different cities around the country, in order to bring closer and promote dialogue and creativity among cultural and scientific agents, institutions and higher education, involving associations, companies as well as central and local administration, in order to explore collaboration possibilities and strategies, in particular through the joint establishment of academic, scientific and cultural agendas.

JURIES GAU endorsement and participation in the jury of a graffiti contest, “Olivais Urban’Art”, edition 2017, promoted by the Olivais’ Parish Council, with live painting. It took place in May 2017, under the theme “Olivais 620 years of culture and sport”.

DIGITAL PLATAFORMS GAU’s website in English was made available last September, for all international urban art followers, through the link: gau.cm-lisboa.pt/ en/gallery.html

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PUBLICATIONS STREET ART COLLECTION The “Street Art” collection was an initiative of Público newspaper and Levoir editors, it was endorsed by GAU and launched in March 2017 with an unpublished edition about Portugal. This collection has a total of five books dedicated to urban art history. The first volume launch event had several activities: a live performance to create a piecework by the artists AKACORLEONE and Kruella d’Enfer; a photography exhibition entitled 25 years of Público newspaper; a visit to a Vhils’ art piece named “Look” and, finally, an informal conversation about urban art, among participants: Público newspaper, LeVoir editors, Urban Art Gallery and Underdogs platform. It was with great satisfaction that the Urban Art Gallery was associated with the edition of this collection, the first on the history of graffiti and street art, its techniques and speeches, in Portuguese, and we hope that it can reach a wider public, stimulating a reflection and debate about urban art.

MURO LX_2016 CATALOG The MURO | Festival de Arte Urbana Lx_2016 first edition catalogue was released in April 2017, in the auditorium of Marvila’s Library. In order to document the interventions carried out within the scope of the festival; this publication brings together images from more than 90 workpieces completed in the context of the festival, as well as some information about the authors. This covers both Padre Cruz Neighbourhood, the epicentre of the festival, as well as other areas of the city where initiatives were carried out, namely at the Humberto Delgado Airport and Entrecampos Square, in the scope of the Participatory Budget winning project. Also Calçada da Glória and Largo da Oliveirinha were included with the exhibition Muros da Glória, moreover, a set of bottle banks painted throughout the city were also included. The catalogue is available for sale at the BLX Central Library, located in Palácio Galveias (Galveias Palace).

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OBSERVATORY © CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

DISH 2795 | Lx Factory

RAM | Av. Conselheiro Fernando de Sousa | Amoreiras Wall

AUTOR DESCONHECIDO | Rua da Boavista

Tinta Crua | Cais do Sodré

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WÉKUP | Lx Factory

OBEY | CP Alcântara Train Station

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ARM COLLECTIVE | Rua Carlos Botelho

PANG LONDON e FLOAT ART | Panorâmico de Monsanto

NARK | Av. Conselheiro Fernando de Sousa | Amoreiras Wall

TELMO ALCOBIA | Rua Almirante Sarmento Rodrigues

SPÄM & DRADRA | Largo da Oliveirinha

MOSAIK | Av. Conselheiro Fernando de Sousa | Amoreiras Wall

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EDITORIAL 2017 was the year of the second edition of MURO | Art Festival Urbana Lx, piecing together a ‘Festival’ format in time and space, including a set of activities related to the various Urban Art Gallery’s areas of action, with a focus on the work done in cooperation with the local community, so as to leave a mark on the landscape and on the population of a specific area in the city. Under the theme Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture (Lisboa Capital Ibero-Americana de Cultura), we dedicated to the MURO Festival a special booklet with images of the workpieces created by more than 40 artists from eight different nationalities, taking up an area of about 4.000m2 of urban art in Marvila’s territory.

Urban art in Lisbon cannot be characterized only by the big names and talents that intervene here. The city has, and it must increase, more and more opportunities available to initiated artists, creators of other areas, children, young people, adults, senior citizens, any national or foreign citizen, that are interested in an urban art experience. This way they can exercise their artistic citizenship, express their creativity in the city, respecting and promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of Lisbon. This should be one of the priorities of the Urban Art Gallery of the Lisbon City Council work, and, always with the vision that it needs to be attentive to the various scales and supports, to the various artists and audiences, but most of all attentive to improving the public space fruition of our Lisbon, this is the way we want to continue to look up to the future and to keep on illustrating it in these pages.

Many other artistic interventions took place in Lisbon during last year, among which we give as an example the pieces created by an international street art creator, one of the most recognized in the world - Shepard Fairey aka Obey - solo or co-authored with another of the great names of international urban art, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils. Another example was the artistic production of Bordalo II, highlighted in this edition, where we illustrate the creation of street pieces and his first exhibition ATERRO, one of the most visited exhibitions in 2017, and which was endorsed by the Lisbon City Council.

Jorge Ramos de Carvalho Director of the Department for Cultural Heritage

At this point, as we reach the first decade of Urban Art Gallery continuous work, it is fair to give a public thanks to three colleagues who have left the Urban Art Gallery to embrace new challenges in their careers - Sílvia Câmara and Inês Machado who, from the very first day, in 2008, were involved in the creation and construction of GAU, and Miguel Carrelo soon joined them. They have always been in the front line to create bridges with the artistic community; promoting reflection and awareness on the preservation of Cultural Heritage in a constant search to offer more intervention opportunities to those who sought us out, as well as in promoting communication and, finally, to reach out and conquer new urban art publics. We have reached the end of a cycle, it is time to write a new page with the same enthusiasm as the new challenges and opportunities are just around the corner, and I am convinced that GAU will make it happen.

CREDITS

GAU VOL 09 – MAY 2018 PUBLICATION BY URBAN ART GALLERY EDITION BY LISBON CITY COUNCIL OFFICE FOR CULTURE | MUNICIPAL DIRECTION FOR CULTURE | DEPARTAMENT FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE Director | Jorge Ramos de Carvalho Coordinator | Inês Machado Writer | Inês Machado Graphical Project | GAU Design | Ana Filipa Leite

© CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017

CONTINUING ... The attractiveness of Lisbon’s urban art is more than confirmed and 2018 will be a urban art year within the artistic universe all around the capital, not only with national and international creators, but as well as throughout the organization of larger events, in the format of festival. The Department of Urban Art Cultural Heritage of the Lisbon City Council will continue to support and to carry out projects that promote the recognition of graffiti and street art as an artistic expression that has its place in the urban universe.

Revision | Sara Simões/Division for Cultural Promotions and Communication Secretary | Gracinda Ribeiro Cover Photography | © CML | DPC | José Vicente 2018 Printing | Aos Papéis Print Run | 1300 exemplares Fonts | Helvética Neue | Avenir ISSN | 2182 – 777X Legal Deposit | 351671/12 Distribution | Gratuita Contacts | Rua do Machadinho, nº 20, 1249-150 Lisboa | telef. 218 171 945 gau@cm.lisboa.pt


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