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FROM THE COLLECTION IN LISBON - Artists’ Choice: Works from the Serralves Collection
from 19 MAY 2017 to 06 AUG 2017
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in Porto, presents an exhibition of its Collection from 18 May to August 6 2017 in Lisbon, at Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the City Hall of Lisbon and Municipal Galleries of Lisbon ? EGEAC.
The exhibition presents more than 40 works from the Serralves Collection in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, and video. ’Artists’ Choice: Works from the Serralves Collection’ has been conceived with the involvement of artists, thereby broadening the range of perspectives on the Collection and enhancing the singularity of each artist’s view of their peers. 
Works by 20 invited artists from Portugal and around the world will be presented in the exhibition alongside works they have selected by other artists also in the Serralves Collection. The choice of the works included in the exhibition is therefore based on a wide variety of affinities ? from pure admiration, to recognition of the importance of a certain work to the history of contemporary art, or a hidden gem that the invited artists believe should be better known by the public. 

Artists in the exhibition
Helena Almeida, Manuel Alvess, Leonor Antunes, António Aragão, Miroslaw Balka, Yto Barrada, Eduardo Batarda, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Alberto Carneiro, Lourdes Castro, Tacita Dean, Alexandre Estrela, Carla Filipe, Robert Filliou, Liam Gillick, Dan Graham, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Hans Haacke, Ana Hatherly, Cristina Iglesias, Ana Jotta, Gordon Matta-Clark, Juan Muñoz, Lúcia Nogueira, Claes Oldenburg, Bruno Pacheco, Jorge Pinheiro, Paula Rego, Túlia Saldanha, Julião Sarmento, Richard Serra, Monika Sosnowska, Ângelo de Sousa, Wolfgang Tillmans, Francisco Tropa, Ana Vieira, Danh Vo.

About the Serralves Collection
The Serralves Collection offers a uniquely international context in which to understand contemporary art in Portugal. The Serralves Collection is comprised of works acquired by the Serralves Foundation since its creation in 1989, together with long-term deposits from private and public collections. Deposits that have served as points of reference for the development of the collection include the Collection of the Portuguese Secretariat of State for Culture and the Collection of the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD). 
The focus of the Serralves Collection is contemporary art produced from the 1960s to the present day. The inaugural exhibition of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in 1999, ‘Circa 1968’, served to highlight the 1960s and 70s, a historic period of political, social and cultural change that took place around the world, as seminal decades out of which emerged new paradigms in art making and the beginning of the post-modern era.
As part of a continued research and development of the Collection in the twenty-first century, the Serralves Collection aspires to further distinguish itself through its focus on contemporary art's relationship to performance, archi¬tecture and contemporaneity in relation to a post-colonial and globalized present. While resonating with the art and ideas of our recent past, the Collection aims to reflect on how the art of today also anticipates its future.

  • LocationTorreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon
  • Days 19 MAY 2017 - 06 AUG 2017

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