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ZÉRO DE CONDUITE: WORKS FROM THE SERRALVES COLLECTION
from 01 JUN 2018 to 09 SEP 2018
A. R. Penck; Adrian Piper; Albuquerque Mendes; Alexandre Estrela; Ana Jotta; André Sousa; Antoni Muntadas; Antoni Tàpies; António Barros; António Sena; Artur Barrio; Blinky Palermo; Bruce Nauman; Chris Burden; Christer Stromholm; Christian Boltanski; Cildo Meireles; Dan Graham; Danh Võ; David Askevold; David Goldblatt; Dieter Roth; Eduardo Batarda; Eleanor Antin; Emily Jacir; Enzo Mari; Gerardo Burmester; Gilbert & George; Guerrilla Girls; Hannah Wilke; Ignasi Aballí; Isabel Carvalho; João Louro; João Onofre; João Pedro Vale; João Tabarra; John Baldessari; Jörg Immendorff; José Escada; Joseph Kosuth; Josh Smith;Juan Muñoz; Lynda Benglis; Manoel de Oliveira; Manuel Alvess; Marcel Broodthaers; Maria José Aguiar; Mario García Torres; Marlene Dumas; Martha Rosler; Matt Mullican; Mauro Cerqueira; Michelangelo Pistoletto; Patrícia Garrido; Paul McCarthy; Paula Rego; Paulo Mendes; Paulo Nozolino; Pedro Barateiro; Piero Manzoni; Pierre Huyghe; Raymond Hains;Richard Hamilton; Robert Filliou; Rui Chafes; Sigmar Polke; Stanley Brouwn; Thomas Hirschhorn; Thomas Schütte; Tino Sehgal; Urs Fischer; Valie Export; Wilhelm Sasnal; Xana

Incorrigible, undesirable, unruly — what conduct does the museum repress? Zéro de Conduite presents gestures of irreverence or disobedience in the Serralves Collection, either directed at institutions such as the school or the museum, or forms of suppression or control. From irony and subterfuge, to the disrespect for the rules of proper taste or good behaviour, the exhibition looks to the potential of acting against the norm. As intractable subjects, disagreeable images, and ungovernable objects, the works on view reflect a complex variety of strategies employed — from theft as appropriation, to the refusal of the conventions of art — as artistic and spatial forms of resistance. In the 1933 film Zéro de Conduite by Jean Vigo, the students of a repressive school rebel against the strict rules of behaviour imposed by their tyrannical teachers. In the museum too are we rarely ever invited to run, touch, or even sit; public space is increasingly subject to forms of iconoclasm and restriction. Featuring an intergenerational group of artists utilizing a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, prints, drawings, sound, and installation, the exhibition surveys a range of behaviours and subjects from the 1960s until today, from those which are supposedly to be corrected or censured, to the normalization of violence, and claims to accident, amateurism, and anti-virtuosity. In doing so, the works in the exhibition resonate with many of the conditions of our present political reality, while also asking who gets to misbehave or transgress, and how and why.

Zéro de Conduite is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, and curated by João Ribas, Director of the Serralves Museum and Ricardo Nicolau, deputy to the director, with curator Paula Fernandes.
Related Activities
OPENING: 6 JUN (WED), 7:30 PM
19h30 -  Performance: João Onofre, Box sized DIE featuring Holocausto Canibal, 2007 - 2018
20h00 - Cocktail de inauguração, com presença de DJ
Bebidas generosamente oferecidas pela Super Bock.
9 JUN (SAT), 6 PM | CINEMA

ZÉRO DE CONDUITE: JEUNES DIABLES AU COLLÉGE, 1933
Director: Jean Vigo
B/W, 44'
Original version in French
TALKS

9 JUN (SAT), 11:30 AM | IN THE GALLERIES WITH...
Ana Jotta, Isabel Carvalho and Pedro Barateiro, artists, moderated by Ricardo Nicolau, curator of the exhibition and Deputy to the Director of the Serralves Museum

7 JUL (SAT), 5 PM | IN THE GALLERIES WITH...
Mauro Cerqueira, João Louro and Paulo Mendes, artists and moderated by João Ribas, Director of the Serralves Museum.
More information here.

1 SEP (SAT), 5 PM | IN THE GALLERIES WITH...
Albuquerque Mendes, Gerardo Burmester and João Pedro Vale, artists, moderated by Ricardo Nicolau, curator of the exhibition and Deputy to the Director of the Serralves Museum

  • LocationSerralves Museum
  • Days 01 JUN 2018 - 09 SEP 2018

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