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THE CONSPIRACY OF FORMS: WORKS FROM THE SERRALVES COLLECTION
from 23 JUL 2018 to 30 SEP 2018
Ana Jotta, António Barros, Bruce Nauman, Bruno Pacheco, Cildo Meireles, Damián Ortega, Fernanda Gomes, Hans Haacke, Jene Highstein, José de Guimarães, José Pedro Croft, Lawrence Weiner, Leonor Antunes, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Richard Artschwager, Rita Magalhães, Rita McBride, Rui Chafes, Susanne S. D. Themlitz 

Since its creation in the late 1980s, the Serralves collection has offered a broad and considered selection of artworks from Portugal and abroad, from the mid-1960s to the present day. It is constantly being refreshed, thereby guaranteeing a prospective look towards works currently being produced.
A programme of touring exhibitions throughout the country has enabled different audiences to discover works from the collection in venues that are not necessarily created to host contemporary art exhibitions. These exhibitions thereby constitute a generous possibility to expand the opportunities for reformulating the meanings of art production, open to confrontation between the works and the new and surprising contexts.

In ‘The Conspiracy of Forms’ the works from the Serralves collection on display engage with the idea of revelation, and require the viewer’s active engagement. The works foster confrontation, enabling us to re-evaluate our position before the works and thereby allowing us to reassess our position in the world. The exhibition seeks to delocalize the expectation of our perception before objects and gestures and established categories of right or wrong, of the visible, invisible, predictable or unpredictable. Artists are free to confront us with the dismantling of the world. Apparently insignificant gestures sometimes conceal an immensity of traumas, just as behind immense blackness there may be nothing but the mere end of a quiet day.
For this reason, images deceive, works reveal.

Curator: Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro 
Production: Serralves Foundation — Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto 

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  • LocationTerminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Matosinhos
  • Days 23 JUL 2018 - 30 SEP 2018

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