NOVO BANCO REVELATION 2016: ANDREIA SANTANA DE 2016-11-24 a 2017-02-12
The NOVO BANCO REVELATION award is an initiative of the NOVO BANCO in partnership with the Serralves Foundation that has already distinguished 39 artists. It aims to encourage artistic creation and production by talented young Por...
NOVO BANCO REVELATION 2016: ANDREIA SANTANA
DE 2016-11-24 a 2017-02-12
The NOVO BANCO REVELATION award is an initiative of the NOVO BANCO in partnership with the Serralves Foundation that has already distinguished 39 artists. It aims to encourage artistic creation and production by talented young Portuguese artists, based on a logic of dissemination, launch and support of all artists who use photography as an artistic medium.
The renewed format of the NOVO BANCO Revelation award includes an international jury. In the first stage it is responsible for selecting four projects from all the applications received. In the second stage the jury will choose the competition’s main winner from the four shortlisted projects.
The winner of the 2016 edition is Andreia Santana (Lisbon, 1991), who will present her work "Leaves of Absence" in a solo exhibition at the Serralves Museum. The jury president this year was João Ribas (Deputy Director and Senior Curator of Serralves Museum) and the other jury members were Alice Motard (Chief Curator of the CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux); Émilie Villez (Director of the Kadist Foundation, Paris); Luca Lo Pinto (curator of the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna); Ricardo Nicolau (assistant director of Serralves Museum) and Filipa Loureiro (curator of Serralves Museum). The jury highlighted the important role that the organisation of an exhibition at Serralves Museum may play in Andreia Santana's artistic career. Dialogue with the Museum’s curators and access to professional conditions of production and communication should bring new concerns and aesthetic positions to her work.
The project that Andreia Santana presented to the jury testifies to artists' current interests in techniques and resources that are gradually dying out. Based on images taken in Portuguese factories that manufacture instruments used in the field of archaeology, Andreia Santana establishes a relationship between modes of production that are considered anachronistic and a social science (archaeology) which will inevitably analyse these modes of production in the near future.
To accompany the Prize a catalogue was recently published that presents the work of the four finalists. In addition to images documenting the projects, the catalogue includes interviews with the artists conducted by Ricardo Nicolau, assistant director of Serralves Museum and member of the jury of the NOVO BANCO REVELATION 2016 award.
Sponsor of NOVO BANCO Revelation Award
EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN (PORTO): ARTISTS’ BOOKS AND EDITIONS DE 2016-10-15 a 2017-02-12
Works by Patrícia Almeida and David-Alexandre Guéniot, Karl Holmqvist, Janice Kerbel, Sara McKillop, Kristen Mueller, León Muñoz-Santini, Preston is My Paris, Simon Popper, Erik Steinbrecher, Fritz Welch, Nicole Wermers.‘Ev...
EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN (PORTO): ARTISTS’ BOOKS AND EDITIONS
DE 2016-10-15 a 2017-02-12
Works by Patrícia Almeida and David-Alexandre Guéniot, Karl Holmqvist, Janice Kerbel, Sara McKillop, Kristen Mueller, León Muñoz-Santini, Preston is My Paris, Simon Popper, Erik Steinbrecher, Fritz Welch, Nicole Wermers.
‘Everything is About to Happen (Porto): Artists’ Books and Editions’ is dedicated to the most recent developments in the field of artists’ books as a medium and context for contemporary art. The exhibition presents more than 200 works ? many of them published in small, hard to find editions ? to give an overview of the most recent developments in the field of artists’ books. Through them it looks at burlesque reversals, authorship fluidity, sub-activism, unproductive labour, nonsensical and non-linear languages as tools to reaffirm and question our collective desire for collectivity. It suggests that artists’ books should be seen both as individual artistic expressions and as participants in a forum whose culture and freedom are essential to our future.
For the duration of the exhibition, the Serralves bookstore will become an integral part of the show and present recent artists’ books that respond to the concerns it articulates. The bookstore selection is curated by Gregorio Magnani in collaboration with Motto, Berlin.
Artists’ books, works of art that adopt the format and particular modes of distribution of the book, first came to prominence in the mid-1960s. They offered artists a cheap and easily distributed art form that responded to the widespread desire to bring art out of the gallery context. After almost disappearing from view in the 1980s, artists’ books found new energy as a form of artistic expression in the mid-1990s. Then, the wide availability of increasingly affordable digital editing and printing technologies paired with the ease of communication afforded by the internet made it relatively easy to publish or self-publish a book or fanzine. Artists could adopt the book as their chosen medium and become publishers of themselves or choose to rely on a vast network of artist lead, small, adventurous, and often short lived, publishing houses. It was a media that allowed them to be in full control of their own work ? from the first glimpse of an idea, through its development in editing and publishing, to its final marketing. This was liberating: it allowed free experimentation that bypassed the need for institutional support and validation and relied instead on an alternative peer-to-peer network. It also responded perfectly to the 1990s dream of self-empowerment embodying its promise to make each of us a one-man-act on a constant path of self-reinvention. Today the hope of a non-exploitative relation between capital and independent cultural producers seems as unrealistic as the 1960s notion of liberation through commerce. In the creative arts, self-expression reads more and more as labour performed as entertainment for somebody else’s gain. But the productive power of the shared language that constituted the community around artists’ books remains. It relies on low costs, high affective investments, peer-to-peer exchanges and on the focus on the ability of the book to create social exchanges. Threatened by capital’s capacity to survive its crisis through the consumption and production of social spaces, it reaffirms its communal energy by acknowledging the dangers it faces.
‘Everything is About to Happen (Porto): Artists’ Books and Editions’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, and is curated by Gregorio Magnani.
JOAN MIRÓ: MATERIALITY AND METAMORPHOSIS DE 2016-10-01 a 2017-01-28
The exhibition ‘Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis’ is based on the collection of 84 works by Miró, owned by the Portuguese State. This important exhibition is curated by Robert Lubar Messeri, a leading world expert in...
JOAN MIRÓ: MATERIALITY AND METAMORPHOSIS
DE 2016-10-01 a 2017-01-28
The exhibition ‘Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis’ is based on the collection of 84 works by Miró, owned by the Portuguese State. This important exhibition is curated by Robert Lubar Messeri, a leading world expert in Miró's work. Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira will be responsible for the exhibition’s architectural design.
The exhibition covers a six-decade period in Joan Mirós's career - from 1924 to 1981. It focuses in particular on the transformation of pictorial languages that the Catalan artist first developed in the mid-1920s. The exhibition considers his artistic metamorphoses across the mediums of drawing, painting, collage and work in tapestry.
Miró’s visual thinking and the ways in which he negotiates between optical and tactile modes of sensation is examined in detail, as are the artist’s working processes.
The exhibition comprises around 80 works by Joan Miró from the collection of 85 works, most of which have never previously been seen by the general public, including six of his paintings on masonite produced in 1936 and six "sobreteixims" (tapestries) of 1973. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with a lead essay by the curator.
Suzanne Cotter, Director of Serralves Museum, stated about the exhibition: "We are delighted to be able to contribute to a greater awareness and appreciation of the work of Joan Miró through what will be an authoritative and unique presentation of this singular collection”.
The exhibition ‘Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis’ is organised by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and is curated by Robert Lubar Messeri, with architectural design by Álvaro Siza Vieira.
SCHEDULE MUSEUM | VILLA | PARK
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 10h00-19h00
- Miró (Museum and Park admission included): 16€
- Miró (Park admission included) : 11€
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- First Sunday of the month: 10 am-1 pm
- Under 12s
- Members of Amigos de Serralves
- Free entrance for all BPI clients. (Offer of one ticket per account holder. Valid ID document and a credit/debit card required.)
- 13-18 years old
- Cartão-jovem (Youth card)
- Seniors (65 and over)
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GROUP VISITS WITH GUIDE
- Separate tariff, subject to prior booking.
GUIDED VISITS FOR SCHOOLS
- Pre-School, Primary School and Middle School (1st and 2nd cycles): each group of 10 students must be accompanied by one teacher.
- Middle school (3rd cycle) and Secondary School: each group of 15 students must be accompanied by one teacher.
- Please check your ticket upon purchase. No changes or reimbursement will take place.
- Children aged below 12 shall always be accompanied by adults.´
- Baby strollers are allowed in the Villa.
- Bags and/or other packages should be left at the Cloakroom.
- Umbrellas are not allowed in the Villa.
- No pets may be brought into the park, except for guide dogs.
- Baby strollers are not allowed in the Villa.
- Video recording and photos without flash are permitted, except for commercial or public use.
- Food may not be eaten within the Villa.
- Free Wi-Fi service in Serralves: Areas within Serralves Park, outdoor zones of Museum and Villa, Restaurant esplanade, and in the Museum's Library.
- The entry to the exhibition is through the Museum - see here the map with the itinerary from the Museum to the Villa.
- Due to architectural limitations of the Villa, this exbihition is only acessible for people with reduced mobility on the ground floor.
Robert Lubar Messeri teaches art history at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and is currently serving as Director of New York University’s campus in Madrid. A noted Miró scholar, Dr. Lubar has published widely on Spanish, French, and Catalan art of the 20th century. A Trustee of the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, Professor Lubar is also Academic Director of the Càtedra Joan Miró at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Director of the International Miró Research Group.
Álvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Vieira was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1992. He was born in Matosinhos (Portugal), in 25 June 1933. From 1949-55 he studied at the School of Architecture, University of Porto, where Fernando Távora was his teacher. His first built project, Quatro Casas in Matosinhos, was completed in 1954. Siza was a professor in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, the city in which he continues to have his architecture practice. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science; Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; of BDA/Bund Deutscher Architekten; AIA/American Institute of Architects; Académie d'Architecture de France and European Academy of Sciences and Arts; Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts; IAA/International Academy of Architecture; Honorary Member of the Portuguese Architects; American Academy of Arts and Letters.
01 OCT (SAT), 18H00
"JOAN MIRÓ: PAINTING AND PROCESS" with Robert Lubar Messeri, Professor and Director of Càtedra Miró oh the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Access: subject to purchase of a ticket to the exhibition Miró (issued on the day) – see admission fee
9 OCT (SUN), 11H30
15 OCT (SAT), 15H30
Guided visit in portuguese sign language
16 OCT (SUN), 11H30
29 OCT (SAT), 16H30
30 OCT (SUN), 12H00
12 NOV (SAT), 16H30
13 NOV (SUN), 11H30
20 NOV (SUN), 11H30
26 NOV (SUN), 16H30
27 NOV (SUN), 11H30
03 DEC (SAT), 16H30
10 DEC (SAT), 16H30
11 DEC (SUN), 11H30
17 DEC (SAT), 16H30
18 DEC (SUN), 11H30
07 JAN (SAT), 16H30
14 JAN (SAT), 16H30
15 JAN (SUN), 11H30
21 JAN (SAT), 16H30
22 JAN (SUN), 11H30
EXCLUSIVE MEETING FOR MEMBERS OF AMIGOS DE SERRALVES
WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES
23 OCT (SUN), 11H00
Visit-workshop "From one thing comes… Many!”, Museum Educators
27 NOV (SUN), 10H00
Workshop "Cali and Graphy”, Museum Educators
11 DEC (SUN), 10H00
Workshop "Cali and Graphy”, Museum Educators
15 JAN 2017 (SUN), 11H00
Visit-workshop "From one thing comes… Many!”, Museum Educators
19 NOV (SAT), 17H00
"Featured Works”, by Ana Paula Machado, curator of the Soares dos Reis National Museum
BARCELONA: 16 A 19 MAR 2017
Travel with an exclusive guide of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
Venues: Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya, Fundacion Miró, Park Guell, Artevistas Art Gallery, Parque Joan Miró.
Organization: Fundação de Serralves and Vinitur
Deadline for registration: 2nd January 2017
SONAE//SERRALVES COMMISSION - HAEGUE YANG: AN OPAQUE WIND PARK IN SIX FOLDS DE 2016-06-22 a 2017-06-04
For this edition of Sonae//Serralves Commission, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds by Korean artist Haegue Yang (Seoul, 1971) in the midst of the gardens of the Serralves Park. The ...
SONAE//SERRALVES COMMISSION - HAEGUE YANG: AN OPAQUE WIND PARK IN SIX FOLDS
DE 2016-06-22 a 2017-06-04
For this edition of Sonae//Serralves Commission, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds by Korean artist Haegue Yang (Seoul, 1971) in the midst of the gardens of the Serralves Park. The newly commissioned work is composed of five partially arched towers, of varying dimensions constructed from brick and connected via a geometric layout of paving stones. Occupying an area of almost 70 square metres, this ambitious sculptural complex invites the viewer to walk around and between the hybrid landscape of its multiplying structures.
Yang’s sculptural approach conventionalizes the layout of Islamic symmetric geometry, notably the form of the hexagon, created by a subdivision of the circle into six equal divisions or folds. Square units of 72 x 72 cm serve as the footprint for the slabs and towers of varying heights and constructed from clay fired bricks in an accumulation of geometric configurations. The three different colour tones of the bricks contribute to the ornamental patterning of the towers and their interconnected facades. Embedded into and through Yang’s built complex are diverse types of plants and vegetation, including succulents, ivies, and grasses that are intended to grow, creep, flower and die over the year of the commissioned work’s presence in the gardens of Serralves.
An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds eschews monolithic statement for living structure that merges the constructive and aesthetic application of mathematics with the organic cycles and transformations of the natural world. Sensory elements, such as the movement of air and wind that are a feature of Yang’s installations, are present in the aluminum turbine vents that sit atop An Opaque Wind Park. Inspired by the traditional wind towers used in buildings in the Arabian and Persian Gulf, Yang first used these standard construction structures for her installation An Opaque Wind at the 12th Sharjah Biennial in 2015. Integrated into the decorative programme of the towers, they become glittering kinetic elements that serve for the artist as a metaphor for migration and transitory encounters. Their significance within the complex of towers, brick, vegetation and wildlife further reinforces the work as an expression of communities and the inter-relations required for co-existence within a globalized age.
A fully illustrated book that surveys previous outdoor works by Haegue Yang will be launched on 22 October at 5 p.m.
The Sonae//Serralves Commission is curated by Suzanne Cotter, Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, assisted by Museum curator Marta Moreira de Almeida.
Image: Haegue Yang, Construction of An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds, 2016. Photo: Filipe Braga, © Fundação de Serralves, Porto
Exclusive Sponsor of the Sonae//Serralves Commission
Haegue Yang completed her Fine Art studies in Seoul and at the prestigious Städelschule in Frankfurt. Exhibitions of her work have been shown at the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2015), MoMA, New York (2015), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015), the Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen (2013), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg (2013), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2013), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012), Tate Modern (2012), the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2011), Arnolfini, Bristol (2011), the New Museum, New York (2010), and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009). In 2009, Yang represented South Korea in the 53rd Venice Biennial. In 2012, the artist participated in Documenta 13, Kassel. In 2015, she was Artist in Residence at Atelier Calder, in Saché, France. Haegue Yang lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Seoul, Korea and is Professor of Fine Art at the Malmö Art Academy in Sweden.
Nuno Pimenta, of the University of Porto, Pedro Piris Serrano, of the University of Lisbon and Tiago Costa, of the University of Évora, were the three university students selected to accompany the artist.
In order to encourage artistic production by young Portuguese artists, the Sonae/Serralves project gives an opportunity to three art students to observe the artist during the installation of his work in Serralves Park. Initially selected by the Fine Arts University Professors and in a second phase by the representatives of Sonae and the Serralves Museum, these students will have a unique opportunity to engage directly with the assembly work and artistic and creative process of a renowned international artist.
PUBLIC TALKS: FINE ARTS FACULTY OF LISBON AND PORTO
With the presence of the artist.
23 FEV (Thu), 17h30
Auditorium of the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon
24 FEV (Wed), 18h00
Aula Magna, Fine Arts Faculty of Porto
With the participation of the Art School Faculty of Évora
PUBLIC TALK: 06 MAY (FRI), 10H00, Coimbra
With the presence of the artist in the Art College of the University of Coimbra.