The Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, IFEMA and the Organising Committee of the fair have decided, as an exception, to move this year’s edition to the month of September with a view to fostering the encounter between galleries, collectors and international professionals.
Also exceptionally, the fair will take place in Doca de Pedrouços, a new location in the capital that will reveal a different and surprising space.
ARCOlisboa 2021 will be held from September 16th to 19th. Dates greed by the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, IFEMA and the Organising Committee of the fair with the aim of ensuring a more favourable context in Lisbon, to foster the meeting of galleries, collectors, professionals and visitors.
As an exception, these new dates will also be accompanied by a change of location, with the fair to take place in Doca de Pedrouços, offering visitors the possibility of discovering and enjoying a new space in the city of Lisbon. A special, river-side setting that is easy and convenient to access and boasts a series of very particular characteristics to complete this unique edition of the fair.
The fifth edition of ARCOlisboa will bring together around 70 national and international galleries. Its artistic offer will show the world the vibrant art scene in Portugal in dialogue with interesting proposals from around the world. The General Programme, made up of galleries selected by the Organising Committee, will once again form the backbone of the fair defined by the quality of its contents. Additionally, there will be the curated programmes: the successful Opening section, set to grow this year with the participation of a higher number of galleries selected by Kunsthalle Lissabon, that will contribute new artists and scenes, and Africa em Foco, again curated by Paula Nascimento, proposing seductive artistic discoveries for collectors and lovers of African art.
ARCOlisboa 2021, organised by the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and IFEMA, will transform Lisbon into the contemporary art capital with the celebration of the Fair and visits to the best museums, institutions and collections in the city.