Museu de Aveiro / Santa Joana

14 JUL - 01 OCT 2023
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Alberto Carneiro, Escultura dentro da floresta, 1968-69. Coll. Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. Acquisition in 1991. Photography: Filipe Braga

Opening: July 26 at 6.00pm

Windlines presents a group of works by Portuguese and international artists who reconsider our connection with nature and develop their artistic practices in close relationship with the natural environment, with geology, anthropology, and ecology.

The exhibition is rooted on an important group of works by artists associated with the movement known as Land Art or earthworks who, from the late 1960s onwards, sought in the natural territory places and materials for the development of artistic projects intentionally distanced from the traditional spaces of creation and presentation of art. Rather than offering an exhaustive presentation of the artistic research conducted in this context during the 1960s and 1970s or attempting to define a rigorous genealogy thereafter, Windlines establishes contact points between key works from this period and later works by artists with very diverse trajectories, tracing thematic, procedural, and material affinities.

This exhibition, curated by Joana Valsassina, is part of the Touring Exhibitions Programme of the Serralves Collection and includes works by Alberto Carneiro, Ana Mendieta, Catarina Braga, Fernando Lanhas, Hamish Fulton, Lothar Baumgarten, Lourdes Castro, Pedro Vaz, Richard Long and Robert Smithson.

Production: Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto

Educational Activities:

16 September, 10:30 am (120 min) - workshop for families GREEN BODY

16 September, 3 pm (20 min) - guided tour for the general public


The climate crisis and the commitment to protect nature have escalated in recent decades. Since the 1960s, artists have created new ways of establishing dialogues between art and the natural environment. In addition to ecological concerns, the use of natural elements offers creative possibilities that encourage reflection on the importance of the natural environment. In this activity, we will rethink our connection to nature with the use of drawing, collage and installation.

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