When visiting Lisboa, Portugal, don’t miss these two:
a) the Museu Colecção Berardo
At the outskirts of the City of Lissabon with many other things to look at, this museum definitely has some very attractive and important things to offer. In it’s permanent collection you will find the art works of “greats” like Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Alighiero e Boetti, and … you name them.
All images © artists and courtesy of Museu Colecção Berardo
The permanent exhibition part currently (spring 2013) is set up into different defining directions of contemporary art: Systemic Painting (Agnes Martin, Neil Williams, Stella, and more), Minimalism (Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, plus more), Conceptualism (Joseph Kosuth with Self-Described and Self-Defined), Revolutionary Body (Ernesto de Sousa, Ana Mendieta), Nam June Paik and Bill Viola, James Coleman, Support-Surface and BMPT (acronym for Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier and Niele Toroni), Marcel Broodthaers, Land Art (Hamish Fulton, see our blog on his art walk in Zurich and Richard Hamilton), Arte Povera (Giovanni Anselmo, Mario Merz et al), Christian Boltanski, The Return of Genre (Richter, Poltke, Kiefer), Jeff Wall, Appropriationism, German Photography (the Bechers, Andreas Gursky), Nan Goldin, Traumatic Realism (big Judy installation by Tony Oursler), Discourses of Alerity (Ricardo Reis), Stan Douglas, Gabriel Orozco, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. The italic titles and names are sourced from the great little script by Director Pedro Lapa with AnaMary Bilbao and Ana Dinger which is a must take away, free as the entry to this wonderful place.
In addition to this you will enjoy the temporary exhibitions, of course.
and, … oh, nearly forgot …
b) the Pastéis in the Antiga Confeitaria de Belém wonderful vanilla sweets in the nearby café, best with some cinnamon on top.
Hungry? See here for the recipe