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CONTEMPORARY PROJECTS - ANA MANSO: YO-YO
from 23 FEB 2017 to 07 MAY 2017

"Yo-yo" is Ana Manso’s first solo exhibition in a museum. It features recent paintings by the young Portuguese painter and two murals produced directly on the walls of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art’ Contemporary Gallery. The artist meticulously observed the space, using it as a temporary studio during a short period of time. 

Manso's paintings are based on sophisticated games between figure and background, opacities and transparencies and explore tensions between abstraction and figuration through the use of concrete references that the artist retrieves from various sources - including architectural and decorative details in the urban landscape, images extracted from magazines and books, and details from other artist’s paintings and drawings. 


The exhibition is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and is curated by Ricardo Nicolau, curator and deputy to the museum’s director.


The exhibition is integrated in the Contemporary Projects programme - a dynamic platform for the presentation of works by emerging or established artists, who explore different disciplines in order to develop new art forms relevant to a younger generation. 



Imagem: Ana Manso, Three horses galloping across a landscape, 2017 (detail). Oil on canvas, 184,5 x 134 cm. Collection of the artist. 
Photo: Filipe Braga, © Fundação de Serralves, Porto.
Related Activities
GUIDED TOURS

23 APR (SUN), 12H00 am
Guided visit by Magda Silva, educator
(portuguese)
CONVERSATIONS AND DEBATES

11 MAR (SAT), 5h00 pm
Conversation with Ana Manso and Ricardo Nicolau

23 MAR (THU), 7h00 pm
Exclusive meeting for members of Amigos de Serralves with Ricardo Nicolau

01 APR (SAT), 5h00 pm
A LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY ART with Arlindo Silva, artist and investigator
  • LocationSerralves Contemporary Gallery
  • Days 23 FEB 2017 - 07 MAY 2017

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