Since its inception, the EDP Foundation has been a major player in the promotion of exhibitions, through in-house production, patronage and/or curatorial support, as well as partnerships with other entities in Portugal and abroad.
In its own programming, the EDP Foundation inherited the production and creation of exhibitions and awards initiated in 2000, building this activity and making it more regular since 2006, the year when the Power Station was reopened to the public as a renewed museum space. Precedence was given to projects that embodied the EDP Foundation’s strategy for the arts: discovering new talents and presenting critically consecrated values and historically important works that were not well known.
In 2016, the opening of MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology marked a new phase in the Foundation’s exhibitive activity, with a programming strategy based on international expansion. While always maintaining an intense focus on national production, the MAAT has also become a platform to present relevant foreign artists in Portugal and create an exchange with other institutions, reinforcing the museum’s position in the international contemporary art networks.
The EDP Foundation is also associated, as a patron or partner, with dozens of exhibitions produced every year by leading institutions. In Portugal, the Serralves Foundation’s Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Ancient Art, the Chiado Museum, Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Museum, Casa das Histórias – Paula Rego Museum, Lisbon City Museum, National Fine Arts Society, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Graça Morais Contemporary Art Centre and Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Municipal Museum, and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, among others. Activities abroad include institutions such as the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Vitra Design Museum (Germany), Design Museum (Belgium), the Venice Biennale, Fundación Maria Cristina Masaveu, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Madrid), the Barbican Centre (London) and Whitechapel Gallery (London).
ÁLVARO SIZA - IN/DISCIPLINA
This confessional note – written one day by Álvaro Siza on the inside flap of one of his A5-format sketchbooks – served as a basis for this exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum.
EXHIBITION FOR THE 10TH EDITION OF THE EDP NEW ARTISTS AWARD
The artists will present their work in an exhibition to be held at the EDP Foundation Gallery, in Porto, and Casa da Música, from 13 December 2013 to 23 March 2014.
Basim Magdy practice unfolds social and political issues in a critical, dreamlike way opening up diverse, almost psychedelic interpretations of past, present and future.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2014
US photographer John Stanmeyer, winner of the current edition, has captured an image portraying African migrants off the Djibouti coast trying to catch a mobile phone signal from neighbouring Somalia, where calls are cheaper. Bearing the title Signal, the photograph was taken on 26 February 2013 and published in National Geographic.
Form and Light
Form and Light is a photography exhibition by Yigal Gawze, who documents the impact of Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv, Israel, a city which boasts one of the largest collections of Bauhaus architecture in the world, with 4000 buildings.
Municipal Gallery presents Of Other Spaces, in partnership with MAAT
Of Other Spaces is included in the series “Perspectives” – in which the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) offers themed approaches to the EDP Foundation Art Collection – and takes its title from an essay by Michel Foucault.
MAPPING, MEMORY, POLITICS
The works by Luís Palma presented in this exhibition – photographs, light box photos and videos – make up an essay and a reflection on the individual and collective memory of society and the world.