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The São Paulo Biennial was initiated in 1951 and is the second oldest art biennial in the world, after the Venice Biennial, which was set up in 1885 and served as its model. The biennial serves to bring Brazilian art closer to an...
In November 2008, Tacita Dean filmed the choreographer Merce Cunningham [1919–2009] and his company as they rehearsed over three days in an industrial building that had once housed an old Ford assembly line in Richmond, Californ...
DÉJÀ-VU. REPETITION AND DIFFERENCE DE 2015-09-26 a 2016-01-03
This exhibition will reveal an until now untreated theme in the field of artists' publications: the fascinating conjunctions between the phenomenons of trivial products of the everyday life and art works. In the confrontation ...
Since the second half of the 20th century, we have lived under the shadow of two clouds: the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb, and the ‘cloud’ of distributed information networks. How did the central metaphor of cold war para...
YTO BARRADA: SALON MAROCAIN DE 2015-06-10 a 2015-09-20
‘Salon Marocain’ is the first solo exhibition in Portugal of the work of the Paris-born Moroccan artist Yto Barrada. The exhibition inaugurates a new annual exhibition programme in the Serralves Villa in which artists are invi...
Starting in the late 1950s, KWY Group gave a major contribute to the opening up of Portuguese art to the international context and the launching of a keen interest for the new figurative languages that, under the aegis of post-war...
SERRALVES VILLA: THE CLIENT AS ARCHITECT DE 2015-05-23 a 2015-09-06
In 1925, Carlos Alberto Cabral inherited a house with a chapel and gardens at Serralves, a rural hamlet midway between the centre of Porto and Matosinhos. With the constant support of his architect, José Marques da Silva, h...
MONIKA SOSNOWSKA: ARCHITECTONISATION DE 2015-02-20 a 2015-05-31
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents a major survey of the sculptural works of Monika Sosnowska (Ryki, Poland, 1972). This is the first exhibition in Portugal devoted to the artist’s work and reflects the Museum’s...
SALOMÉ LAMAS: PARAFICTION DE 2015-02-20 a 2015-05-03
20 FEB - 15 MAR: Terra de Ninguém [No Man’s Land], 201219 MAR - 12 APR: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 201315 APR - 03 MAY: Mount Ananea (5853), 2015 (première)Salomé Lamas (Lisbon, 1987) is a researcher and filmma...
Spring: 06 Feb - 26 Apr 2015Summer: 29 Apr - 13 Sep 2015Vasco Araújo, Richard Artschwager, Herbert Brandl, Stanley Brouwn, Fernando Calhau, Alberto Carneiro, Lourdes Castro, Rui Chafes, Luisa Cunha, Charles Darwin, Jan Dibbets, F...
OSKAR HANSEN: OPEN FORM DE 2015-01-30 a 2015-05-03
Devoted to the practice of Polish architect, urban planner, theorist and pedagogue Oskar Hansen (Helsinki, 1922 ? Warsaw, 2005), this exhibition traces the evolution of his theory of Open Form from its origins in his own architect...
This is the first major exhibition on SAAL [Local Ambulatory Support Service], an architectural and political project created just months after the April 1974 Revolution in Portugal. This merging of architecture and the needs of u...
THE OTOLITH GROUP: NOVAYA ZEMLYA DE 2014-11-01 a 2015-01-11
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first exhibition of the work of The Otolith Group in Portugal, as part of its new "Contemporary Projects” series. The exhibition title, Novaya Zemlya, Russian for ‘New...
In the context of a competition, projects by four national artists were selected by an international jury. The artists were awarded production grants and the opportunity to have their works displayed in the Serralves Museum. This ...
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents "Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974-2014”, the first museum survey of geometric mirror works and drawings by the celebrated Iranian ...
Works from the Serralves Collection DE 2014-09-23 a 2014-10-19
Liam Gillick, Charlotte Posenenske, Haegue Yang, Amalia PicaThe works presented in this gallery use abstraction to evoke ideas of collectivity and participation, and as a means to propose alternative modes of perception. In each w...
MARWAN: Early Works 1962-1972 DE 2014-07-11 a 2014-10-12
‘Marwan: Early Works 1962-1972’ presents over 140 paintings and works on paper produced between 1962 and 1972 by the celebrated Syrian painter Marwan. The exhibition reflects the ambition of the programme of the Serralves Mu...
ARTchitecture DE 2014-07-05 a 2015-01-11
The relationships between art and architecture can be the object of infinite declensions: the experiments carried out by Soviet constructivists and suprematists and, later on, by minimalist and conceptual artists, are but two exam...
‘Histories’ is a three-part exhibition drawn from the Serralves Collection, highlighting the importance of narrative in recent art making. Marking the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Serralves Museum of Contempora...
This year's edition of the Sonae Project addresses the history of the sculptures in Serralves Park and introduces the work by leading international contemporary artists. The artist, Nairy Baghramian, who lives and works in Ber...
‘Histories’ is a three-part exhibition drawn from the Serralves Collection, highlighting the importance of narrative in recent art making. Marking the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Ar...
Artist publishing has offered space for artists to create, distribute and exchange their work freely and independently. Crossing the boundaries between research, production and criticism as well as between documentary and fiction,...
MIRA SCHENDEL DE 2014-03-01 a 2014-06-24
The first major exhibition of Mira Schendel (Zurich, 1919?São Paulo, 1988) in Portugal assembles over 200 paintings, sculptures and drawings, some of them on view for the first time. A unique opportunity to review such a singular...
Free entrance.The first major exhibition of Mira Schendel (Zurich, 1919?São Paulo, 1988) in Portugal assembles over 200 paintings, sculptures and drawings, some of them on view for the first time. A unique opportunity to revi...
12 CONTEMPORARIES: PRESENT STATES DE 2014-02-15 a 2014-05-11
Gabriel Abrantes, Sónia Almeida, Pedro Barateiro, Sérgio Carronha, Mauro Cerqueira, Priscila Fernandes, Carla Filipe, Pedro Lagoa, Nuno da Luz, Ana Santos, André Sousa, !Von Calhau!An exhibition featuring twelve eme...
BES Revelação 2013 AWARD DE 2013-11-26 a 2014-01-26
The BES Revelação Award, a joint initiative between the Serralves Foundation and the Banco Espírito Santo, has made an outstanding contribution towards projecting new talent in Portuguese photography over the past nine years. T...
Cildo Meireles DE 2013-11-15 a 2014-01-26
This exhibition by Cildo Meireles (Rio de Janeiro, 1948), which presents large-scale installations and works conceived and produced between 1969 and 2013, is a rare occasion to survey the oeuvre of one of the most relevant artists...
Ahlam Shibli: Phantom Home DE 2013-11-15 a 2014-02-09
The photographic work of Ahlam Shibli (Palestine, 1970) addresses the loss of home and the fight against that loss, but also the restrictions and limitations that the idea of home imposes on individuals and groups marked by repres...
Brazilian Artists and Concrete Poetry DE 2013-11-15 a 2014-03-04
A selection initially compiled by E.M. de Melo e Castro, visual poet and author of numerous theoretical works on this subject, on display in Serralves. The selection of works is representative of these "avant-garde artists of the ...
Free entrance.This exhibition by Cildo Meireles (Rio de Janeiro, 1948), which presents large-scale installations and works conceived and produced between 1969 and 2013, is a rare occasion to survey the oeuvre of one of the most re...

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