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Starting on May 16th and lasting twelve days, Lisbon will host its Art Week, which is going to display numerous international artists through various breath-taking exhibitions. To begin with such an important time of the year for the Portuguese capital, the Francisco Fino Gallery will inaugurate its first physical space on Monday 15th with a group show entitled Morphogenesis, curated by João Laia, the latest about to mark a new era in contemporary creation.

Created in 2012, Francisco Fino Art Projects is an online platform aiming to collaborate with galleries, contemporary art centres and museums in order to develop a network of international contemporary artists and help them present their work through individual or collective events, exhibitions and presentations. With the opening of his first gallery in Marvila – the city’s contemporary art and creative district –, Francisco Fino will host the debut event of Lisbon Art Week by exhibiting the works of artists such as Caroline Achaintre, Diana Policarpo, Karlos Gil or Sasha Litvinsteva, and will intend to spotlight the current period of change of the city characterized by renewed optimism and international projection.

Indeed, through a selection of works, the curator João Laia wants us to think about “how change is affecting our notion of what life is and what it might become” in this remodelled 19th century warehouse. The gallery highlights the artists’ investigations and experiences focused on perceptions, differences and transformations. Furthermore, the word ‘morphogenesis’ aims to remind here its real biological meaning, which marks a “current moment of transition.” Thus, the exhibition intends to propose new approaches of contemporary art by offering a unique vision of the “complexities and paradoxes of our current condition.” An event worth attending if you happen to be in Lisbon during its art week.
Opening Francisco Fino Gallery, Monday 15th May, Rua Capitão Leitão, 76, 1950-052 Lisbon, Portugal.
Francisco Fino Gallery will also be present at ARCO Lisbon Opening section, from 18th to 21st May.

Erwan Filidori

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