FUSO – Lisbon International Video Art Festival returns this year from 23 to 28 August: over six nights, the public will be able to attend a range of video art sessions programmed by national and international curators in various spaces around Lisbon, including the NowHere space, São Jorge Castle, MAAT, MNAC, Palácio Sinel de Cordes and Museu da Marioneta.
Created in 2009, this is the only festival with a continuous programme dedicated to video art in Portugal. With the slogan ‘Resilience. Hope. Community,’ this year’s festival focuses on the post-pandemic discourse, the climate crisis, and racial and class conflicts, emphasising the importance of art as a form of resilience. Jean-François Chougnet is the artistic director of the festival, responsible for selecting the works in the competition.
On 26 August, FUSO will screen five videos from the CAM Collection, curated by Benjamin Weil (director of CAM) and Leonor Nazaré (curator at CAM),: Ilhas Afortundas (Fortunate Islands), by Susana Gaudêncio (2016), Nostalgia, by Maria Lusitano (2002), Le Boudin, by Salomé Lamas (2014), Soldier Playing with a Dead Lizard, by Daniel Barroca (2008) and Lancelot, by Jan Fabre (2004). The session will take place in Palácio Sinel de Cordes, at 10:00 pm. Entrance is free.