Two documentaries about the artist and designer Fernando Lemos will be shown in September and October in Lisbon.
The documentaries dedicated to the artist will be part of the programming of the Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE).
The screening of the documentaries, one by Jorge Silva Melo, the other by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes and Victor Rocha, will take place during the first anthological exhibition by Fernando Lemos, as a designer and graphic artist, at Cordoaria Nacional, in Lisbon, until 6th December. October.
“Fernando Lemos – How is it not a portrait?”, 2017, by Jorge Silva Melo, will be screened on September 20 at 18:00, followed by a conversation with the director and historian and researcher in contemporary art Filomena Serra.
On October 4, at the same time, will be screened “Retraction”, 2019, film made by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes and Victor Rocha, followed by a conversation with both.
Also under the MUDE “Out of Doors” program, there will be several workshops for children, guided tours of the exhibition, and a theatrical experience created by the Yellow Silvestre Theater Company, on the work of Fernando Lemos, to be held on the 28th, at 6:00 pm
The exhibition, inaugurated on June 6, brings together 230 pieces of this reference figure of Portuguese culture that already has 65 years of work dedicated to graphic design, a creative facet of Fernando Lemos, 93 years old.
With free admission, the exhibition has an expository design by P06 Atelier Nuno Gusmão and will be displayed at Torreão Poente.
A reference of Portuguese and Brazilian culture, Fernando Lemos continues to be recognized in Portugal for his surrealistic photography, made between 1949 and 1952, and in Brazil for his paintings and abstract drawings.
His work was marked by portraits taken from various figures of Portuguese culture, such as Sophia de Mello Breyner, Jorge de Sena, Adolfo Casais Monteiro, Arpad Szenes, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Mario Cesariny and Jorge de Sena.
Fernando Lemos, born in Portugal in 1926 and based in Brazil, where he travelled to free himself from the dictatorship of Oliveira Salazar in the 1950s, was also a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of S. Paulo, and president of the first Brazilian Association of Industrial Design.
This exhibition is the revelation of more than six decades of thinking, writing, drawing and creativity in the service of visual communication.