PARTE Portugal Art Encounters is a yearly and continued programme that aims to support the field of contemporary art in Portugal. Strengthening the sector’s relationship with tourism, PARTE seeks to affirm Portugal as a necessary destination in the art circuit.
The programme consists of two consecutive circuits, the PARTE Circuits, which will culminate with the organisation of the international event PARTE Summit and the launch of the publication and guide PARTE Book.
PARTE is produced by the company Flamingo Circuit and developed in partnership with Turismo de Portugal, I.P. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts, in the context of the dynamization of the Portuguese Network of Contemporary Art (RPAC).
PARTE Circuits is focused on the recognition of the Portuguese artistic ecosystem.
Each year, the project brings together curators, cultural programmers and directors of major institutions and international art events, inviting them to enjoy a curated selection of Portugal’s offer in the fields of artistic production, hospitality, and natural and cultural heritage.
Curated by Vicente Todolí and Isabel Carlos, the first edition will take place from July 30 to August 7, 2022, involving up to 15 cities from all of Portugal’s five continental regions.
PARTE Summit invites some of the major thinkers and agents in the field of contemporary art to an international event hosted in Portugal.Committed to an ideal of reflection and sharing of knowledge, this encounter seeks to bring together a host of individuals interested in following artistic creation in the context of its relation to the transformation of territories and societies.
PARTE Summit will be divided into two sessions, in two cities from two different Portuguese regions: on July 30 and August 6, 2022.
The final programme, locations and other information will be announced soon.
PARTE Book is both a guide for Art tourism in Portugal and a document reflecting upon some of the topical questions of our contemporary art world.
The editorial project combines a mapping of the art system in Portugal with the contributions of the participants in PARTE Circuits and PARTE Summit, as well as those of other selected authors.