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First Stone 2016 / 2022

The Exhibition

24 june to 25 september 2022
Museu Nacional dos Coches
First Stone 2016 / 2022

First Stone is an experimental international research programme that explores the potential of Portuguese Stone. Centred on the unique physical and visual characteristics of the various types of stone found across Portugal’s landscape, First Stone intersects production and design through the development of innovative applications for this exceptional material, highlighting its quality as well as the vast industry that is connected to its extraction and transformation.

The exhibition is shown in one of the most important Museums in Portugal and alongside the largest collection of coaches in the world, a collection of unparalleled value and a part of Portuguese and world cultural history. The exhibition will also interact with the architectural framework designed by the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, both in the exterior spaces – mainly the large square – and in the interior spaces, allowing a multiplicity of dialogues between past, present and future.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm


Artists: Ai Weiwei / Carsten Höller / Fernanda Fragateiro / Julião Sarmento / Marina Abramović / Alexandre farto aka Vhils / Álvaro Siza / Amanda Levete / Bijoy Jain / Carla Juaçaba / Eduardo Souto de Moura / Elemental / João Luís Carrilho da Graça / Manuel Aires Mateus / Mia Hägg / Michel Rojkind / Paulo David / Studio MK27 / Vladimir Djurovic / Claudia Moreira Salles / Estudio Campana / Fernando Brízio / Frith Kerr / Ian Anderson / Jasper Morrison / Jonathan Barnbrook / Jonathan Olivares / Jorge Silva / Michael Anastassiades / Miguel Vieira Baptista / Pedro Falcão / Peter Saville / Philippe Starck / R2Design / Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec / Sagmeister & Walsh

8 €