InformationOn the 16th March 1520, King Manuel granted Tavira the status of city. As part of celebrations held for the 500th anniversary of this event, Museu Zer0 volunteered to be part of these celebrations of the “path conquered, with eyes set firmly on the future”. Museu Zer0 organised a series of events underpinned by digital art, which supported the celebrations organised by the City Council and shined a spotlight on the city and municipality of Tavira thanks to their contemporary nature, originality and aesthetic values. Through these events, which also served as groundwork for the Algarve’s BALSA Festival – Art, Light and Sound Biennale, which will be held in the coming years, the aim was to show the importance of the city of Tavira. Having been the most important city in the Algarve for a long time, Tavira brought together some key factors, including its merchant port, its strategic location in terms of Portuguese expansion and the fact that it was a land of navigators. Marks left behind by this period are still visible in the city today, present in the architecture, riverside design, and in locations such as convents and churches. This project was used as a foundation upon which to create a new, contemporary, image of the city of Tavira, but also of the Algarve, as a modern, creative and innovative region that preserves and commemorates the achievements of the past, while also celebrating the future.
- Installations in Ermida de São Roque in Largo do Cano – in July and August.
- 4 Electronic exploratory and contemplative music concerts held in the cloisters of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo:
- Joana Gama and Luís Fernandes – 5th August
- IAN – 12th August
- Marta de Pascalis – 19th August
- Boris Chimp 504 – 26th August