What is ARCOlisboa?

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What is ARCOlisboa?

IFEMA and the Municipal Chamber of Lisbon will host the 5th edition of ARCOlisboa to be held on 14-17 May 2020 at the Cordoaria Nacional.

This new event, which will offer a dialogue between Portuguese art and attractive international submissions, is regarded as a unique encounter with the history, architecture and light of the city.

Discovering new artists, new places and new people is one of ARCOlisboa’s main incentives, which this year, more than ever before, will feature innovations for all audiences.

Together with the General Programme, which consists of around 50 galleries, ARCOlisboa will once again present its curated section ‘Opening’, which includes new galleries, as well as ‘Projects’, which will display projects by individual artists. In addition, it will again feature one of the most remarkable innovations of the last edition: the ‘Africa in Focus’ section, containing a selection of galleries from that continent.

ARCOlisboa also includes a special section dedicated to contemporary art publications, organised by Arts Libris, and will also involve a programme featuring conferences and lectures about art and collecting that will once again turn ARCOlisboa into a space for leading professionals and collectors to participate in the exchange of ideas and projects.