LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas is a non-profit cultural association formed in 1995 and headquartered in the Old Chain of Lagos.
The building designed by Cottinelli Telmo and whose foundations are built on an old convent, is a place with history that is an integral part of the city’s history. Built for other purposes, it currently reveals an interesting dichotomy between prison / confinement VS space for creativity / freedom; by becoming a space of creation, it thus converted the molds of its existence, now the cells are a studio space for artists and their use and work contributes to the revitalization of the building, endowing it with a new history.
The association is a space for artistic residencies whose priority is to develop and expand the PRALAC – Art Residency Program at LAC, with the main objective of boosting and promoting artistic creation in the region and especially in the Southwest Algarve area.
Exhibition “The Soma Das Partes” by Cruzes + Vargas = 3 Patent from May 14th to June 30th Opening: May 14 at 5:00 pm with performance by Amália Santos and DJ Set by Les Rockoeurs Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 Location: LAC – Laboratory of Creative Activities Free entry | Synopsis | “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Cruzes + Vargas = 3 is an artistic project in which it is possible to identify the unfolding of this proposition. The collaboration between Ricardo Cruzes, artist, and Rui Vargas, architect, resulted in plastic forms structured by four hands, not easily detecting where the trace of one ends and the creative aspect of the other begins. However, they do not completely erase the marks of confrontation and the awareness of the difference in knowledge, experiences, methodologies and professional paths of each one, formulating an important metaphor of the meeting of cultures, as they prove the constructive fecundity of the tension between two (or more ) individual parts, which results in a third element, an “other”, with its own characteristics and innovative meanings, greater than the addition A + B. With the Algarve sea in the […]