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A LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY ART: "PHILIPPE PARRENO: A TIME COLOURED SPACE"
18 MAR 2017
INSTALLATION AS AN ART WORK: WHEN IS IT CONTEMPORARY ART?
Encounter in the exhibition, PHILIPPE PARRENO: A TIME COLOURED SPACE with Sofia Ponte, researcher.

Over the course of this talk, we intend to establish a space for the exchange of ideas and questions about issues related to artistic installations. Contemporary artists can opt between an intimidating range of choices and possibilities for articulating and recombining different strategies and tendencies in their work. This wide range of possibilities doesn’t simplify the artist’s task. On the contrary, the multitude of options currently available to the artist reflects the complex dynamics of contemporary artistic practices. Certain conceptual and post-conceptual works of art are often called installations - a contemporary work of art that does not look like a work of art, in the conventional sense of the term. In fact certain objects look more like "art" than others. This is because artistic practices are not only constituted by an aesthetic dimension or by stable properties. There are artistic proposals that are "art" because they function symbolically as such, e.g. certain installations. There are also others that are considered to be "art" because that is their most common function.

Exclusive Sponsor of the Museum and the Exhibition
  • LocationSerralves Museum
  • Schedule17h00 - 18h30
  • Days18 MAR 2017
Sofia Ponte (b. 1978, Lisbon), PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (FBAUP) with the thesis, Transform Functional Art into a Museum Object (2016). She has been teaching Contemporary Art theory and related areas at FBAUP since 2011. She received a scholarship from the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) between 2012-2016. She completed her Master's degree in Visual Culture at the School of Architecture and Planning, MIT in 2008, and obtained a BA Hons degree in Sculpture at FBAUP in 2001. She is a full-time researcher at 2iADS - Institute of Research in Art, Design and Society.
This new programme organised by the Serralves Museum’s Educational Service intends to bring the general public closer to the universe of contemporary art. The starting point is the temporary exhibitions on display in the museum, which will be used to introduce key themes and issues of contemporary art.
Always held on Saturdays, this programme introduces the general public to contemporary art. Each meeting will have a specific focus. The works presented in the exhibitions will be the starting point for conversation in the galleries.

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