Museum of Urban Art
Allow yourself to be surprised by the urban art dotted around the gardens and buildings of the park.
The Museum of Urban Art reflects the disruptive, bold, and urban spirit of Taguspark, and embodies the values that the Knowledge City wishes to convey to the community. Sharpen your senses and allow yourself to be surprised by the park’s gardens and garages, and discover a series of daring, challenging and creative works by various internationally acclaimed Portuguese artists, including Bordalo II, Clo Bourgard and Osir. The museum is an invitation to introspection and reflection on the society and the world we live in.« First ‹ Previous 1 2 3 Next › Last »
Divided in Pieces
Garagens Edifícios Qualidade
Each of the works was carried out with the intention of arousing positive emotions to the employees of Taguspark in their return to the reality of everyday life.
Garagens Edifício Inovação
In the words of the artist: “Based on the principle of what a Unicorn is in the language of Emerging Companies or StartUps I explored the animal itself in an environment of surrealist Nature, colorful and with dreamy characteristics. Inserted in a space where gray predominates, I chose to create a sense of escape for the observer to feel involved in the magic of that world where the Unicorn appears in a disguised and fleeting way as in our dreams.”
The “Lavoisier Giraffe”, made from 5200 rubber slippers taken from the Indian Ocean and 156 kilos of waste collected in landfills, is 5.6 meters high. The representation of this giraffe alerts, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, to its threat as an endangered species. The title of the sculpture, alluding to the contributions of the French scientist Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier, pays homage to his avant-garde thinking and his discoveries in the fields of chemistry and biology. Also known for mentioning that “in Nature, nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”, Lavoisier refers, indirectly and in a context adapted to contemporaneity, to the impact that the human being has been exerting on the planet. The “Lavoisier Giraffe” produced by Ocean Sole, a Kenya-based NGO, in partnership with United to Remake, a start-up installed in the Taguspark Incubator, was sculpted by the hands of five artisans, who daily and without recourse to any machines, collect slippers discarded in the ocean and give them a new purpose. The sculpture, true to the anatomy of a giraffe, took 99 days to take shape. It is a unique, life-size artistic piece, and the largest ever made by the NGO’s artisans. Considered the largest ruminant and the tallest mammal on Earth, the giraffe, like the recent sculptural depiction at Taguspark, has a particular impact on the public due to its size and mosaic-like pattern.
Garagens do Núcleo Central
A WALL PAINTED BY TAGUSPARK EMPLOYEES!
The “Graffiti Workshop” was an inspiring and challenging event developed specifically for Taguspark employees.
After the theoretical part, where we addressed the history and technique of graffiti, we went to practice where each of the employees can choose the colors and words to leave messages of inspiration and motivation engraved on the wall of Taguspark.
The final piece represents technological knowledge combined with emotional intelligence that translates into the spirit lived on a day-to-day basis in the City of Knowledge.
In the words of the artist: “I wanted the participants to have the opportunity to feel the emotions and energy that the graffiti writer feels when he is using the aerosol.
It was a source of pride for me to get each employee to leave their mark and individual energy in a piece that, in the end, portrays well-being, team spirit and happiness as a whole.
I believe that whenever they pass by and see your mark on the wall, the collaborators will feel that that work of art is also yours!”
Have a Nice Day
Garagens do Núcleo Central
“Have a Nice Day” was painted in order to identify an emergency exit and with the cheerful tones and bright colors intends to draw clear attention to the escape for a “better day” in intense or tense moments.
Garagens Edifício Qualidade
In the words of the artist: “Reflection on the possibility of the human race being the most complex that inhabits this planet. We were given the ability to question, something many of us never wondered about. We are far from understanding ourselves, based on a series of ideologies, beliefs and systems that condition us. This piece translates a little bit of my idea of unification where I try to make a very smooth passage of human characteristics into a big face that mirrors the affinities we have. All in one race.”
Av. Jacques Delors
A “giant duck” lives in the garden ponds of the Central Hub. Induck’Tion is a sculpture by the artist OSIR, and forms part of the #REFLETE project. It uses childlike imagery to invoke feelings of happiness and wellness, reflecting the values of Taguspark. The mirrors were designed so that anyone can become part of the sculpture through their reflection. The duck is mounted on a floating structure so it can move around the lake.
It’s a new beginning
Garagens Núcleo Central
Purpose: to stimulate happiness through urban art to visitors and employees of Taguspark to have a continuity of normality and positive energy in the business environment after telework.