Kunsthalle Lissabon opened to the public on July 3, 2009, and since then it has presented more than fifty exhibitions and has published eighteen volumes. Kunsthalle Lissabon collaborated with numerous local and international institutions and developed a continuous reflection on institutional knowledge and practice in the field of contemporary art.
During these years Kunsthalle Lissabon has continued to produce relationships and not only with the artists, but also with directors, curators, and with all the members who make up a team of like-minded institutions. Our goal for the upcoming years is also to guarantee that these relationships will remain permanently active and functional.
Radical hospitality will always remain the core of our institution, which is defined by ideas of generosity, solidarity, and sociability. At the same time, we will continue to carry out the solo exhibition, which is almost completely off the list of most contemporary curatorial experiences and rhetoric, and seen as a privileged vehicle for the voice of the artist and not that of the curator, but for us has ended up becoming a preponderant tool in the process of articulation and proposing of an institutional model based on ideas of hospitality, generosity, and sociability.
Image Credit: Tamara MacArthur