The Peepshow

EDP Foundation Portuguese Art Collection

10 june to 5 october 2020
running times vary
MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia
The Peepshow

The term ‘peepshow’ dates back to the 15th century, when it was used to describe small devices within which one could discover various objects or paintings by looking through a small hole or magnifying glasses. Recreating this moment of discovery through peeking, these structures are occupied by pieces that are kept in various volumes, among which small (and provocative) installations by Portuguese artists represented in the EDP Foundation Art Collection are displayed. These unique presentations were devised with the intention of revealing the artists’ ways of working, methods and intimate creative moments, offering highly personal glimpses of their private worlds.

Wednesday to Monday from 11 am to 7 pm


Artists: Catarina Botelho, Paulo Brighenti, Tomás Colaço, Luísa Ferreira, Horácio Frutuoso, Mariana Gomes, Pedro Gomes, André Guedes, João Louro, Maria Lusitano, João Ferro Martins, Paulo Mendes, Rodrigo Oliveira, Francisco Vidal, and Valter Vinagre