CENTRAL TEJO: A WORK BY PEDRO CABRITA REIS FOR THE CITY OF LISBON

 

Two aluminium towers, connected between them and lit up, 10 metres high. The sculpture Central Tejo was created by visual artist Pedro Cabrita Reis and is installed on the River Tejo pier, by the EDP Foundation campus. It is a piece which establishes a dialogue between the river and the landscape south of the Tejo.

This work was commissioned by EDP Foundation to Pedro Cabrita Reis as a result of the acquisition of the artist’s private art collection in 2015.

Miguel Coutinho, member of the board and director-general of EDP Foundation, stresses the symbolic nature of the piece and the importance of this contribution to the city: “This work symbolises, in our view, the spatial relationship between EDP Foundation and the river and, above all, the continuous commitment of our institution towards contemporary art. It is also a work of art for the city of Lisbon – not just because of its location, but also because of an agreement between EDP Foundation and the artist.”

 

Photo: Gonçalo Rosa Silva. 

13 Jul 2018