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Special Report: Lisbon Muro Festival 2022-02-11

Special Report: Lisbon Muro Festival

Following recent articles on the Azores, Singapore and Vienna street art scenes, photographer Michael Harker and partner Suzanne, return to Lisbon with an insight to the walls of Muro Festival 2021. Back from the Azores we spent some fantastic days in Lisbon, the city we love so much. Weeks earlier our friend Anna sent us the announcement for the “Muro Festival” 2021 and so we were very curious to see the new works of urban art.

 

The 4 th edition of “MURO Festival de Arte Urbana LX 2021”, was organized by the Lisbon City Hall in co-production with Junta de Freguesia do Parque das Nacoes and Gebalis, brought more than 30 national and foreign artists, that individually or collectively, created 24 urban art interventions at Parque das Nacoes.

So we had an amazing day with a scavenger hunt for the new works. Google maps was in great demand and my wife Suzanne was also challenged as my co-pilot. But at the end of the day, thanks in part to a good dose of patience, we found almost all of them. As is so often the case, these locally run festivals take visitors to districts that are not listed in travel guides or on city walks, but which say a lot about the true life in a big city like Lisbon. On the trail of urban art, the visitor gets to know cities much more intensively.

On the way back to the city, it`s also worth taking a detour to Marvila, another suburb, with it´s unbelievably large murals and then definitely choose one of the wonderful cervejarias like Ramiro for a cold Sagres beer and some seafood. Fantastic, enjoy also our collection of artists, in alphabetical order BORDALO II- coletivo rua- D´Face- IAmEelco- Jaqueline de Montaigne- Juan Jose Surace- Mabel Vincentef- Mikolaj Rejs- Pedro Podre- Rocket01- Stom 500.

Photographer Michael Harker lives in Germany with his wife Suzanne and recently published his own street art book, titled: ”Icons Of Street Art”.

(www.michael-harker.com)


Further articles from Michael Harker that might interest you:

Special Report: Singapore Street Art

Special Report: Azores Street Art

A collective book for street art lovers – Icons of street art – big murals

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