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.
Collective Exhibition “ADAO – Out of Doors” Opening: November 11th (Saturday), 2023 at 6:00 pm Patent: until December 30, 2023 Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00 Location: LAC – Creative Activities Laboratory Free entry “ADAO – Fora de Portas” is the name of the exhibition that presents works by the collective of resident artists of the ADAO Association. This exhibition brings together a set of artistic pieces that reflect the construction and constant dynamics of a space like ADAO, a place that serves as a creative patchwork, open to multiple ways of thinking and doing. If the space in which it was established, in its genesis, was the hostel of a structure that aimed to ensure social security, fighting against and nullifying the possibilities of geographic combustion, we could say that, paradoxically, one of its intentions was to “set fire” and make artistic thought cultural fuel and, through its production and dissemination, illuminate the interests of communities.