Look up! There’s a river on our ceiling

For it’s 9th anniversary, Time Out Market challenged artist Madalena Martins to create an installation for the market’s ceiling.

The proximity to the Tagus River and its location – in Mercado da Ribeira, where the freshest products have been sold for over 140 years – are inspiration to mark almost a decade of existence of Time Out Market.

The result is a large number “9” (25m x 16m) that represents the ripple caused by a shoal. The artist, author of projects in which she explores the imaginary of Portuguese culture, reinterpreting stories and material in public spaces, chose thin and transparent fabrics with different shades of blue, which allow for subtle movements of the piece that will be suspended from the ceiling, from 10 May to June 14th.