ARCOLisboa and the Triennale in collaboration
The patios at the National Cordoaria, that houses the ARCOLisboa from May 17th to 20th, will have a temporary intervention by Atelier JQTS (João Quintela and Tim Simon), winner of a competition promoted by the Triennale and by the well-known contemporary art fair.
Titled “Viaticus” and made in collaboration with Daniel Maio and sculptor Carlos Nogueira, the intervention is inspired by Sol LeWitt’s sculptures and installations by duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The pavilion is formed by a structure that develops in length as well as height, wrapped by a colourful canvas that will welcome the audience – as if it was the sail of a boat, on the riverside.
This competition was made by inviting four studios to present proposals: KWY, Warehouse, Camarim Arquitectos, and Atelier JQTS. Monetary prizes were given to the winning proposal as well as to the other studios for participating. The winning project by Atelier JQTS will be built and inaugurated on the first day, the preview day of ARCOLisboa 2018.
The members of the jury were: Admiral Augusto Ezequiel (Marinha Portuguesa), architect Maria Manuel Ferreira (CML/EGEAC), engineer José Manuel dos Santos (MAAT/Fundação EDP), Cristina Guerra (Cristina Guerra Gallery), Roberto Antón (IFEMA), Carlos Urroz (ARCO), e by architect José Mateus (Lisbon Architecture Triennale).
KWY presented “Polygons”, a proposal that is made of three interventions (Octagon, Hexagon and Circle) – three versatile spaces with distinct characteristics: areas for meals, resting and leisure.
The Belgian painter Magritte and a tube-like construction served as basis for Warehouse to design a red structure called “Ceci n’est pas un pipe”.
And Camarim Arquitectos presented, “Nitrogénio, Oxigénio...”, a black pavilion that would occupy the patio in all its width