The New Art Fest '16
I had some hard time to reach Titanic Sinclair. When I finally did and addressed him an invitation he replied on the spot with a simple word: yes. No strings attached.
All the 44 confirmed artists that will show @ The New Art Fest ’16 are warmly welcome.
This is the first edition of a non-conventional art show. Luisa Moreira and Teresa Boieiro asked me for an idea to do an art exhibition. I replied: why not begin with window stores?
And then we went trough all available but not so often used interfaces to show serious art and have fun with it: street billboards (those small ones sometimes called ‘smart signage’), social networks like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube, last but not least, a natural and science museum, and the world tech convention Web Summit, which coincides in Lisbon with The New Art Fest ’16. Next year we should also jump to Gin bars, alternative art spaces, suburban trains, subways, trams, lifts, and funiculars. There’s plenty of space in Lisbon for art agency!
We took the decision to go forward in a very precarious financial situation. Almost no sponsors, but a few good friends and a healthy collaboration spirit. We thank you all for your generosity.
Now we just have to match all the deadlines!
António Cerveira Pinto
Director of The New Art Fest