The PERMANENT EXHIBITION - MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA occupies
first floor of the Casa de Serralves’ old garage, which was
adapted and expanded by a project from the architect Álvaro Siza that sought to
preserve the character and configuration of the existing building.
This exhibition presents a careful selection of awards, highlighting how Manoel de
Oliveira's films were received by the leading international film festivals. In
this same room, there are also four paintings which belonged to Manoel de
Oliveira’s daily routine and that one may find in some of his most personal
films. This part of the exhibition also includes a selection of documentation
from the Manoel de Oliveira collection, entirely deposited in Serralves.
This exhibition offers two
different approaches to the cinema of Manoel de Oliveira: an interactive
videowall that allows the visitor to explore in detail the vast work of the
Portuguese director; and a second section, consisting of five simultaneous and
synchronised projections that surround the spectator, composed by several
excerpts from Manoel de Oliveira’s films.
Given it is a permanent exhibition it also aims to be
a dynamic one. In addition to functioning as a repository of the activities
developed by the Casa do Cinema in relation to Manoel de Oliveira’s oeuvre, it
will be permanently renovated and reconfigured, thereby offering multiple
perspectives of the director’s cinema.