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"THERE IS LIGHT IN THE PARK" 2018 | WITH JOÃO PAULO FELICIANO
from 13 JUL 2018 to 09 SEP 2018
Since 2015, the Serralves Foundation has illuminated the Serralves Park during summer nights. This year’s edition of There’s Light on the Park features a special participation by the artist, João Paulo Feliciano.

João Paulo Feliciano (Caldas da Rainha, 1963) began exhibiting his work in the mid-1980s and is considered one of Portugal’s most multifaceted artists. While his work includes installations, objects, paintings, drawings, photography, video, sound, graphic design, architecture and performance, he is best known to the general public for his use of light and illuminated art works.
Throughout his career, Feliciano has frequently explored the phenomena and technologies associated with light and lighting: types of light, lamps, gel filters, lighting control systems, optical systems, perception mechanisms and the phenomenological dimensions of light in terms of its relationship with space. His solo exhibition at the Serralves Museum in 2004 focused particularly on this part of his oeuvre: light and colour in terms of its relationship to time, space and architecture.

Feliciano’s collaboration in this edition of There’s Light on the Park will involve two distinct dimensions: he will participate directly in the event’s lighting design, and he will also oversee an intervention in the Serralves Villa. Several of his "luminous works” will be installed inside the Villa, with an intervention in the Villa’s exterior lighting. 

João Paulo Feliciano has selected a set of works for this event, ranging from the late 1990s (White Cube/Color Cube, 1999) to the present day (Nostalgia and Temporary Lamp Sculptures, 2018).
An updated version of his light projection, Color Building, will be installed on the Museum’s lateral wall. This work was included within his 2004 exhibition in Serralves, and is now presented with a different combination of colours.
The diversity of Color Building’s potential colour combinations has given rise to another work that will be on display: Color Studies for Color Building, a sophisticated lightbox that displays dozens of possible combinations of three colours. In the remotest part of the Park, in the middle of the Meadow and in almost complete darkness, Feliciano will install White Cube/Color Cube, a cube of intense animated light, with a random programme that permits infinite and surprising chromatic evolutions.
The works installed in the Serralves Villa will be visible from the outside. However, in addition to installing works inside the Villa, the artist will intervene in the Villa’s normal lighting, thus altering the building’s distinct appearance at night.
The works on display at the Villa include Shadeless Tree, a tree entirely built from fluorescent lamps, that belongs to the Berardo Collection Museum, and until now has only been exhibited in the Portuguese Parliament in 2006, within the framework of the exhibition 3D — the Berardo Collection in the AR. In total contrast to the luminous exuberance of Shadeless Tree the 2018 work, Nostalgia, a small table sculpture, will also be on display. In the Villa’s main hall, Feliciano will exhibit what he calls Temporary Lamp Sculptures: a series of sculptures that use different types of lamps and supports, specifically developed for the presentation in Serralves.

Ticket: €5 (50% discount for Students, >65)
Free entrance for Friends of Serralves
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OPENING: 13 JUL (FRI), 9 PM

Free entrance.
DJs: João Paulo Feliciano, André Cepeda and Rui Toscano.
Cocktail with drinks kindly offered by Super Bock.
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  • LocationSerralves Park
  • Schedule21h00 - 24h00
  • Days 13 JUL 2018 - 09 SEP 2018

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