The Centro de Arte Oliva is a place for contact, knowledge and interpretation of the visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is the only institution in the country working regularly with contemporary art and raw/outsider art. In developing its mission it starts from the understanding that art is a complex and challenging field, in permanent revision and expansion and, as such, the programming is based on exhibitions and projects that can generate new interpretations to the art stories under construction. Through its structured activity in exhibition projects, educational program and collaborative initiatives, it seeks to make everyone’s relationship with the arts vital, accessible and participatory.
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The program of Centro de Arte Oliva is based on temporary exhibitions of the two collections on deposit.
Collection Arte Moderna e Contemporânea Norlinda e José Lima
Collection Arte Bruta/Outsider Treger Saint Silvestre
Temporary Exhibition «Jaime: “vi uma cadela minha com lobos” », 2022
Temporary Exhibition “O Efeito do Observador”, 2022
Temporary Exhibition “EUREKA!”, 2022
Temporary Exhibition “Trabalho Capital”, 2020
Temporary Exhibition “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: A Serenidade da Loucura”, 2018
R2/ Fabrico Suspenso: Itinerários de trabalho (2020)
Centro de Arte Oliva [Art Center of Oliva] is located in the former premises of the extinct metallurgical factory Oliva, in a building that housed the foundry warehouses and general services. The architectural project was made in 1960 by the studio ARS Arquitectos from Porto. Part of these buildings was subject to an extensive plan of rehabilitation and conversion into a cultural project, which opened in 2013. The rehabilitation project was signed by architects Maria João Leite and Joaquim Milheiro, at the time technicians of the Planning Division of the Municipality of São João da Madeira.
A.R.S. Arquitectos (AAVV)
Fernando da Cunha Leão
Architect member of the group ODAM [Organization of Modern Architects].