Art Factor

Biblioteca Palácio Galveias, Lisbon

October 12 — November 30, 2023

The exhibition, which has already visited Spain, Greece, Poland and Slovakia, and which is now hosted at the Palácio Galveias Library in Lisbon, highlights the Italian path towards Pop Art, with a selection of works by artists from the second half of the 20th century.

The exchange between graphic art and literature – which acts as the driver for the dissemination of knowledge and for shared growth – will be the central theme of the exhibition in Lisbon, which will also be encapsulated by the design of the staging within the Galveias Palace Library, where a selection of works created exclusively on paper will be on show.

“I am delighted to give a warm, Portuguese welcome to this touring exhibition, which is showcasing right around Europe an artistic experience shot through both with a very strong sense of the Italian identity and with a profoundly international vocation, enhanced by the global artistic language inspired by the dialogue with Pop Art. The opening of the exhibition comes at a particularly fortuitous moment, during the 19th Contemporary Art Day, in the week from 7 to 13 October. Last but not least, the space of the Galveias Palace Library effectively combines the institutional hospitality of Lisbon City Council and BFF’s dedicated patronage of contemporary art.”
Carlo Formosa, Italian Ambassador to Portugal

“The ‘Art Factor’ initiative is a virtuous example of how it is possible to reconcile the corporate spirit with a commitment to art, at a time when the role of companies has become crucial in developing cultural projects and promoting art as a shared heritage. Moreover, it also demonstrates how a public municipal library can be involved in an international exhibition, which in this case is being staged in one of Lisbon’s most beautiful seventeenth–century noble palaces; a cultural space that for José Saramago was quite simply ‘the world…’.”
Carlos Moura-Carvalho, Cultural Manager

The initiative is being organized under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

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The exhibition will be staged from 12 October to 30 November, 2023.

Access is free, and the opening hours are as follows:
Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 7pm; Saturday and Monday, from 1pm to 7pm

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