Upcoming exhibitions

Eid al-Fitr. Breaking the fast

Eid al-Fitr. Breaking the fast

In 2017, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum presents two installation-interventions in the Gallery of Islamic Art – Founder’s Collection, each based on a celebration of great symbolic significance in the Islamic world.

Sculpture on Screen.The Very Impress of the Object

Sculpture on Screen.The Very Impress of the Object

This exhibition explores the fascination that classical sculpture has held for large numbers of contemporary filmmakers and artists, a fascination which also reflects an apparent contradiction: why is it that contemporary artists working with moving images are so interested in the absolute immobility embodied in classical sculpture?