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06 MAY 2017
Encounter MUSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ART: FUGUE AND RITORNELLO in the exhibition "PHILIPPE PARRENO: A TIME COLOURED SPACE" with Fernando Miguel Jalôto, harpsichord player and researcher of ancient music.

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents a large-scale exhibition by the French artist, Philippe Parreno (Oran, Algeria, 1964). The first exhibition of the artist’s work in Portugal will occupy the entire Museum and is designed in dialogue with the architecture of Álvaro Siza, in continuation of the exhibition programme featuring works by internationally acclaimed artists that explore the unique context of Serralves. Parreno has enjoyed a special relationship with Porto since he directed his film, "C.H.Z" (Continuously Habitable Zones) in the city, for which he created an extra-terrestrial landscape in the grounds of a private estate near Famalicão, north of Porto.

This large-scale exhibition, which can be seen as a mapping of Parreno's work since the 1990s, is structured around the ideas of series and repetition. Among the works included in the exhibition are installations of his "Speech Bubbles" (1997 to date), helium-filled balloons inspired by Andy Warhol's "Silver Clouds" (1966) in the form of cartoons that float near the ceiling; Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year it´s an Artwork and then December it´s Christmas (2008), a series of 11 sculptures shaped like Christmas trees covered with snow, evoking the work of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca; and more than 180 of Parreno’s extraordinary ink drawings that make up the Fireflies series, created over a 4-year period. The installation, Quasi Objects: Marquee (cluster), which was recently added to the Serralves Collection, in which a piano composition animates a monumental marquee, surrounded by a series of floating fish, serves as the master puppeteer of the exhibition’s three core dimensions: sound, space and time.

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  • LocationSerralves Museum
  • Schedule17h00 - 18h00
  • Days06 MAY 2017

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