It is located in Vila-Adentro, next to the walls, in a part of the old castle.
Before its construction, which took place between 1930 and 1940, this area had already been occupied by manufacturing facilities since the last quarter of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, including an alcohol distillation factory between 1904 and 1935.
In view of this industrialization process aimed at modernizing the city, a section of the wall was destroyed around 1930 – which gave rise to Rua Nova do Castelo – in order to facilitate car circulation.
It is one of the first examples built in reinforced concrete, which never operated as a factory.
Between 1968 – 1992 it was occupied by Cervisul (southern beer and wine distributor) and by the Southern Infantry Regiment.
In 1998/1999 the property was acquired by the Faro City Council with the aim of giving it a new use.
Permanent installation 06.09 to 15.10 Beer Factory Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, 3pm to 8pm Friday to Saturday, 3pm to 10pm Closed on Mondays “Incorporeo” is one of the most challenging solo exhibitions by Glantosz (João Melo), a young photographer from Faro who, at just 18 years old, tackles themes such as conflict, sensitivity and the problem of accountability in the contemporary world with complexity. Glantosz’s visual interventions, which are part of the “Presente Invisível” exhibition, at Fábrica da Cerveja, bring in essence two provocations: “am I one of these usually invisible typical elements of the society that the artist portrays? Am I one of the blind people who looks away from these figures?” Divided into three parts, the artist exposes the frontality of what requires recognition: the nine identities of invisibility (The Windows, which allude to the architecture of the Factory building itself), the ignored public spaces of the city (The Streets) and the historically relegated victims to indifference or concealment (The Work). “Incorporeal” serves as a set of triggers for the “common hypocrite” or a flashlight in a dark forest of bodies and identities. Opening with a performance on September 6th, the project combines the architecture […]