MNAC

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Other Fictions Museum Collection

Portuguese Art from 1850 to present day

2008-07-26
2009-03-15
Curatorship: Pedro Lapa

This exhibition brings together a diverse group of works, from the collection of the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, dating from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present day. Organized around four concepts – Place, Reversibility, Debasement and Event – the works are related in non-chronological order stressing  the difference  that each brings to the discursive net of the group to which it belongs. It is therefore possible that a distant work has a greater affinity with a contemporary one than with those that directly follow it chronologically. The choice of these four concepts departs from interpretive strategies applied to possible lines of artistic practices in the present day. By assembling  such different times temporalities under the banner of each of these concepts, we propose other modes of fictitious construction for their understanding; modes which are in no way fanciful by virtue of their opposition to the reality of a historicist reading, but rather, afford us the opportunity to consider the fictions of artistic practice as distinctly intelligible.

Pedro Lapa
Director

On Exhibition

Multiplicity

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

2022-10-02
2023-01-08
Curatorship: Tau Tavengwa, Vyjayanthi Rao
We hold a major forum of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture that crosses geographic and disciplinary boundaries.
Colective Exhibition

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2022-09-23
2022-11-11
Curatorship: RUI AFONSO SANTOS
The house and the domestic environment have been recurrent subjects in Mimi Tavares´ work
Solo show

WHY?

2022-09-23
2023-01-08
Curatorship: Ana Matos
WHY? CONTEMPORARY ART IN DIALOGUE WITH THE THOUGHT OF JOSÉ SARAMAGO
Temporary Exhibition

Painting rarefied the spirit

2022-07-28
2022-10-30
Curatorship: Hilda Frias
After an artistic residency at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, what you see here is the fruit of persistent work and research by Nelson Ferreira.
Solo show

Veloso Salgado

from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter

2022-07-02
2022-12-15
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, MNAC e Elikya Kandot, Directora do museu de Boulogne-sur-mer
Exhibition Veloso Salgado from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter - integrated in the Portugal-France Season (Crusade)
Other places

Since 1911

2022-05-26
2024-04-01
An intervention that celebrates 110 years of the MNAC.
111 years

Maria Eugénia & Francisco Garcia

A Colection

2021-11-18
2022-12-31
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Cristina Azevedo Tavares e Raquel Henriques da Silva
MNAC exhibits the collection of Maria Eugénia and Francisco Garcia
Temporary Exhibition