The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art aims to be an important reference for contemporary art in Portugal, and also constitute an active element within the international art community. Ensuring that the collection is accessible outside Serralves is therefore reflected in a rich and diverse programme of itinerant exhibitions and international co-productions:
- via itinerant exhibitions in Portugal conducted through partnerships with municipalities across the country, Serralves fosters an extension of the access network and enables local populations to draw closer to art and culture;
- via international co-productions with foreign cultural institutions, Serralves actively participates in international museums networks that are committed to fostering culture and ensuring its development around the world.
FROM THE COLLECTION IN MAIA - A Cosmopolitan Realism: An exhibition around the KWY Group DE 2017-02-11 a 2017-03-26
Based on the cosmopolitan and experimental spirit of the KWY magazine, published from 1958 to 1964, this exhibition features a selection of works and artists’ publications from the Serralves Collection from Portuguese and intern...
FROM THE COLLECTION IN MAIA - A Cosmopolitan Realism: An exhibition around the KWY Group
DE 2017-02-11 a 2017-03-26
Based on the cosmopolitan and experimental spirit of the KWY magazine, published from 1958 to 1964, this exhibition features a selection of works and artists’ publications from the Serralves Collection from Portuguese and international artists who were part of KWY group or collaborated in the KWY magazine, such as António Areal, Raymond Hains and Jorge Martins, as well as other publishing projects active at the time, namely the magazine Daily Bul, Sens Plastique and Dé-collage. The exhibition reveals a simultaneously enthusiastic and critical interest for the new configurations of reality, everyday objects and events, consumer society and the omnipresence of images in public space marking art’s claim to be at the core of the sociocultural events of its time.
Formed in Paris around the magazine under the same name, the KWY group included Portuguese artists René Bertholo, Lourdes Castro, António Costa Pinheiro, Gonçalo Duarte, José Escada and João Vieira, together with Bulgarian artist Christo and German artist Jan Voss. The KWY group were major contributors to opening up Portuguese art to an international context of the most stimulating periods in twentieth century European culture.
Based on an exhibition originally curated by Catarina Rosendo for the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in 2015, ‘A Cosmopolitan Realism’ in Fórum da Maia is part of a programme of exhibitions and sited presentations of works from the Serralves Collection that furthers the Museum’s aim of making the Collection visible and accessible to a broader public around the country.
Production: Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Venue: Fórum Maia
Address: Rua Eng.º Duarte Pacheco nº 131. 4470-174 Maia, Portugal
Contacts: 229 408 643; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.maiacultura.cm-maia.pt/
Schedule: Tue to Sun, 09am – 10pm
Image: by René Bertholo, after silkscreens by Lourdes Castro, Corneille, Peter Saul and António Costa Pinheiro. KWY, issue 10, Paris, Autumn 1962. Collection of Artist Books and Publications Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
FROM THE COLLECTION IN CAMINHA: MUSIC AND WORDS DE 2017-02-07 a 2017-04-16
The exhibition 'Music and Words: Works from the Serralves Collection' offers an itinerary through the Serralves Collection, encompassing works that, although created in different historic and geographic contexts, all incor...
FROM THE COLLECTION IN CAMINHA: MUSIC AND WORDS
DE 2017-02-07 a 2017-04-16
The exhibition 'Music and Words: Works from the Serralves Collection' offers an itinerary through the Serralves Collection, encompassing works that, although created in different historic and geographic contexts, all incorporate the sound experience in their visual and conceptual discourses.
Ranging from the aesthetic vision of the event, to the artist’s role as a performer, passing through experimental sound practices, the exhibition draws closer to the sound experience, from the perspective of its social dimension in the contemporary world. The materiality of sound, the power of the word as a sound tool, the sense of catharsis associated with musical elements and allusions to the frenetic aesthetics of music videos, delimit an itinerary through different proposals that are transversally linked to sound, music, and the word.
Tony Oursler, Ricardo Jacinto, Pedro Tudela, Luís Paulo Costa, Luisa Cunha, Dan Graham, Dara Birnbaum, Vasco Araújo.
Production: Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
- Museu Municipal de Caminha: Travessa do Tribunal (41°52'38.5"N 8°50'17.8"W)
- Edifício do antigo Posto de Turismo: Largo do Posto de Turismo (41°52'38.8"N 8°50'18.7"W)
- Torre do Relógio: Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres (41°52'33.8"N 8°50'19.9"W)
- Galeria de Arte Caminhense: Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres (41°52'31.7"N 8°50'19.8"W)
Image: Luís Paulo Costa, Drums, 2007, Coll. Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal. Acquisition 2008. Photo: Filipe Braga, © Fundação de Serralves, Porto.
SERRALVES IN TORRES VEDRAS - EDGAR PÊRA: A RETROSPECTIVE DE 2017-01-19 a 2017-03-04
FILM PROGRAMME: 19-23 JAN, Teatro-Cine Torres VedrasDELIRIUM IN LAS VEDRAS: 20-22 JAN, Cinema NOS - Arena ShoppingEXHIBITION: 21 JAN-04 MAR, Torres Vedras Town Hall - Municipal Gallery Serralves will present the retrospective film...
SERRALVES IN TORRES VEDRAS - EDGAR PÊRA: A RETROSPECTIVE
DE 2017-01-19 a 2017-03-04
FILM PROGRAMME: 19-23 JAN, Teatro-Cine Torres Vedras
Since the end of the 1980s, Edgar Pêra has developed a work that is unparalleled in the contemporary Portuguese cinema scene. Since completing his training at the Film and Theatre School in 1984, the director has developed - often in partnership with other artists - a multifaceted work in which he has experimented with different media, languages ??and supports, from film to video, and more recently the internet and the 3D format. His work combines comics, live performances, television, theatre and installation.
"Establishing a dialogue with the modernism of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso or the futurism of Almada Negreiros, Edgar Pêra documents daily life with the obsession of archivist, as a Dziga Vertov-style director-man-camera, for whom the camera is an extension of his own body. He uses his films as visual and fictional material for the comics, chronicles and critical reviews that he has published in the pages of the weekly newspaper "O Independente” and the magazine K. This regular collaboration with the press is inseparable from his work as a filmmaker, and helps us understand the universe of mutants, superheroes and other pop subculture characters that populate his films. It is, in fact, a work that combines an ironic appropriation of a fantastic imaginary universe with strategies of animation cinema and special effects retrieved from early cinema, in a Soviet-style rhythm, almost always using a B-movie aesthetic. Subverting codes of classical narratives and consensual plastic values, revealing that he is more interested in a cinema of sensations than emotions, dismantling stereotypes in order to challenge notions such as reality and realism, his work has never ceased to focus on today's dilemmas."
The documental exhibition includes Edgar Pêra's regular collaborations with the press (including his chronicles and critical texts published in "O Independente” and K Magazine), manifestos, graphic experiences, notebooks and other working documents that have never previously been presented.