PLMJ Foundation supports "48 artists, 48 years of freedom"


"48 artists, 48 years of freedom" is the name of the collective mural that will be unveiled on 10 June 2022 in Lisbon as a reinterpretation of the People's Market Panel, from the Movimento Democrático dos Artistas Plásticos created on 10 June 1974 in Belém. Now, 48 years later, in the gardens of maat, the new mural will be 24 metres long and 3 metres wide. It will feature the participation of 48 artists, some of whom were also involved in the creation of the original panel. The rest are artists who have stood out in the Portuguese art world throughout the 48 years of democracy in the country. This initiative is organised by maat, Iminente and Underdogs, and it is sponsored by the PLMJ Foundation.

The PLMJ Foundation is proud to support a project that brings together some of the greatest Portuguese and Portuguese-speaking visual artists under the curatorship of key names in Portuguese art and which was born to celebrate almost half a century of freedom. Republishing this mural 48 years later, bringing together such diverse talent - some of which is represented in the PLMJ Foundation's collection - is an initiative that will undoubtedly leave its mark on the city”, Eduardo Nogueira Pinto, Executive President of the PLMJ Foundation.

Curated by António Brito Guterres, Alexandre Farto, Carla Cardoso and João Pinharanda, "48 artists, 48 years of freedom" is also a reflection of the will to bring together artists from various disciplines, backgrounds and generations so that, from these collective moments of sharing, a new, more inclusive and democratic city may be born.

The creation of the piece "48 artists, 48 years of freedom" will take place throughout the day of 10 June, between 10 am and 10 pm, in the external space surrounding the Naphtha Storage Depot, and the public is invited to watch the presentation. This initiative, supported by the PLMJ Foundation, has the High Patronage of the Presidency of the Republic and is part of the programme of the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April and of the Festas de Lisboa.

There will also be a series of street food stalls from various communities in the city of Lisbon and a musical programme designed by Festival Iminente. This will bring together various expressions of urban culture with performances of breaking and breaking battles, as well as concerts by Juana na Rap and PRETU Xullaji.

Entrance is free and you can see the full programme here.

Artists involved:

Alice Geirinhas*, Ana Aragão, Ana Pérez-Quiroga*, Ana Vidigal*, Ângela Ferreira*, António Alves, Border Lovers (Pedro Amaral)*, Carlos No, Carlos Stock, David Evans, Diogo Carvalho, Dwelle, Emília Nadal, Eurico Gonçalves, Fernanda Fragateiro*, Fidel Évora, Filipa Bossuet, Francisco Vidal*, Gabriel Abrantes*, Guilherme Parente, Joana Vasconcelos*, José Aurélio, Kiluanji Kia Henda*, Manicómio, Manuel Botelho*, Manuel João Vieira*, Maria Imaginário, Mariana Duarte Santos, Mariana Gomes*, Moami31, Noah Zagalo, Obey SKTR, Onun Trigueiros, Pedro Cabrita Reis*, Pedro Portugal*, Petra Preta, Rappepa, Sara & André*, Sepher Awk, Sérgio Pombo*, Susana Gaudêncio*, Tamara Alves, Teresa Dias Coelho, Teresa Magalhães, Vhils, Xana*.


João Pinharanda | Curators: António Brito Guterres, Alexandre Farto, Carla Cardoso, João Pinharanda

*Artists represented in the PLMJ Foundation Collection.

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