artnet | Lorena Muñoz-Alonso:
Lisbon has all the ingredients to be Europe’s next piping-hot art destination: young galleries are opening there, international dealers are setting up outposts, and dozens of artists are flocking there for its affordable housing and studio rents. The city, which boasts a refreshing mix of commercial and the non-profit spaces, also has a contemporary art fair, ARCOlisboa, which held its second edition last week.
But is it the “New Berlin,” as many articles have proclaimed in the past few years? A promised land for artists from all over the world, to come, settle, and live a life devoted to making art? “Lisbon offers space and opportunities to start new things. The art scene here is open, friendly, unpretentious, and the city …read more
Image | Moreira |AFP | Patricia de Melo |Getty Images | People at Chiado area in Lisbon.