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19 ABR | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "TABLE OF DREAMS: TWO CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTIONS" IN CHAVES
On April 19th occured the opening of the exhition  a exposição "Table of Dreams: Two Contemporary Art Collections", in Nadir Afonso Contemporary Art Museum, in Chaves.‘Table of Dreams: Two Contemporary Art Collections’ features approximately 30 works from the Serralves Collection and from the Collection of the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), long-term loan to Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea. The exhibition was curated by João Silvério.
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18 APR | VISIT OF THE MINISTER TIAGO BRANDÃO RODRIGUES AO BIOBLITZ
The Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, visited today Bioblitz in the Serralves Park. He had the chance to meet some children from schools from all around Portugal who participate in dozens of ongoing activities. Bioblitz Serralves 2018 takes place from the 16th until the 22nd of April.
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12 APR | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "MÚSICA E PALAVRAS: OBRAS DA COLEÇÃO DE SERRALVES" IN MAIA
The exhibition "Música e Palavras: Obras da Coleção de Serralves" opened on April 12th in Municipal Gallery of Maia. The exhibition offers an itinerary through the Serralves Collection, encompassing works that, although created in different historic and geographic contexts, all incorporate the sound experience in their visual and conceptual discourses. 
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12 APR | A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ÁLVARO SIZA AND CARLES MURO
The Serralves auditorium hosted a conversation between Álvaro Siza and Carles Muro, held in the context of the 4th edition of the workshop "Spazio, Luce, Architettura", organised by the architecture magazine, Casabella, between 11-14 April. The fourth edition of "Spazio, Luce, Architettura" focused on the methodology of an architectural project, which places natural light as a tool for ordering and drawing architectural space. The tutors were the architects Fabio Capanni, Marco Mulazzani and Roberto Cremascoli .
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10 APR | LAUNCH OF THE CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION "ÁLVARO LAPA: ALL OF TIME"
The catalogue of the exhibition "Álvaro Lapa: All of Time" was presented in the Serralves Auditorium with a talk between the curator of the exhibition, Miguel von Hafe Pérez, Fernando José Pereira and Estrella Diego, introduced by the director of the Museum, João Ribas. This edition gathers essays by Miguel von Hafe Pérez, Estrella de Diego, Óscar Faria, João Ribas and Sousa Dias.
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06 ABR | VISIT OF THE EMBASSY OF BELGIUM
Serralves hosted the Embassy of Belgium in Portugal, with the visit of the ambassador of Belgium, Boudewijn Dereymaeker, and the Honorary Consul, Dr.Pedro Pessanha, to the exhibitions in the Museum, in the company of the Director of the Museum, João Ribas.
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06 ABR | VISIT OF THE EMBASSY OF SWEDEN
Serralves hosted the Embassy of Sweden in Portugal, with the visit of the ambassador of Sweden, Helena Pilsas Ahlin, to the exhibitions in the Museum, in the company of  Honorary Consul Dr. Tomás Jervell, the President of Serralves Foundation, Ana Pinho and the Director of the Museum, João Ribas.
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21 MAR | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "CONTEMPORARY PROJECTS: DAYANA LUCAS - MANUAL SPIRIT"
On March 21st the exhibition "Contemporary Projects: Dayana Lucas - Manual Spirit" opened on the Contemporary Gallery of the Serralves Museum. The artistic practice of Dayana Lucas (Caracas, Venezuela, 1987) is based on daily drawing. She views drawing as something which is experienced through the body, and her work highlights the importance of the associated process, gesture, and action.
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20 MAR | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERRALVES IN THE PALÁCIO DA BOLSA: KATHARINA GROSSE"
On March 20th the exhibition "From the Collection of Serralves in the Palácio da Bolsa: Katharina Grosse". Somewhere between painting and sculpture, 'Atoms Outside Eggs' may be considered a sculptural painting
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17 MAR | ROUND-TABLE WITH JOSÉ GIL AND JOSÉ LUIS PORFÍRIO ABOUT THE EXHIBITION "ÁLVARO LAPA - ALL OF TIME"
The library of Serralves received a round-table with the philosopher José Gil and the art critic José Luís Porfírio. Part of the cycle "Álvaro Lapa: All of Time - Performing Arts. Cinema . Talks", this talk focused on the visual and written works of Lapa.
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14 MAR | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "MY HOME IS YOUR HOME" IN TORRES VEDRAS
On March 14th the exhibition "My Home is your Home" opened. The exhibition displays a selection from the Serralves Collection that deals with themes around urbanity and domesticity. Until June 17th Municipal Gallery in Torres Vedras welcomes the public to temporarily inhabit the homes imagined by the artists.
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12 MAR | PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF BIOBLITZ 2018
The program for the 2018 edition BioBlitz was presented on March 12th in the Serralves Library. This edition occurs between the 16th and the 22nd of April, with five days dedicated to schools, between the 16th and the 20th, and the weekend open for the general-public, on the 21st and 22nd of April.
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10 MAR | VISIT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE DO SECRETÁRIO DE ESTADO DA CULTURA
Serralves hosted the Ministry of Culture of Portugal, with the visit of the Secretary of State for Culture, Miguel Honrado, to the exhibitions in the Museum, in the company of the President of Serralves Foundation, Ana Pinho and the Director of the Museum, João Ribas.
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09 MAR | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "JOAN MIRÓ: MATERIALITY AND METAMORPHOSIS" IN PADUA
On March 9th opened the exhibition "Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis" in Fondazione Bano, in Padua. After the huge success the exhibition had in Serralves, where its first public presentation between october 2016 and june 2017 was visited by 240 thousand visitors, the exhibition will be on display in Fondazione Bano until june 2018.
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08 MAR | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "MARQUES DE AGUIAR, 1927-2015: BUILDING PLACES"
On March 8th the exhibition "Marques de Aguiar, 1927-2015: Building Places" opened in the Serralves Library. Marques de Aguiarbelongs to a generation of architects from Porto for whom drawing is a privileged tool of thought. The exhibition runs through the work of Marques de Aguiar as an architect, urban planner and landscape designer, divided in six "places" where the architect's contribution was important.
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03 MAR | LAUCH OF THE BOOK: "O EXERCÍCIO EXPERIMENTAL DA LIBERDADE" BY DELFIM SARDO
On March 3rd the book "O Exercício Experimental da Liberdade" was launch in Serralves bookshop. The author, Delfim Sardo, talked with the visual artist Julião Sarmento. In "O Exercício Experimental da Liberdade", Delfim Sardo reflects upon the XXth century avant-gardes and the foretold death of artistic disciplines, questioning the Utopian premise of the emancipation of art from representation.
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02 MAR | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "THE SERRALVES COLLECTION IN THE PORTO AIRPORT: PEDRO CABRITA REIS"
The exhibition of the Serralves Collection in the Airpot of Porto opened on March 2nd. After a work by Miguel Palma, "A Lifetime#1" by Pedro Cabrita Reis is on display in the Arrivals Hall of the Airport of Porto. Initially trained as a painter, Cabrita Reis is best known for his sculptures and large-scale installations and constructions, being one of the most internationally renowned Portuguese artists. "A Lifetime#1" is a sculpture where a dialogue is established between built structures and the language of construction, once again placing the act of building at the heart of Cabrita Reis’ work.  
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24 FEV | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "ÂNGELO DE SOUSA: ALMOST EVERYTHING I AM CAPABLE OF" IN MATOSINHOS
On February 24th, the exhibition "Ângelo de Sousa: Almost Everything I am Capable of" opened in the Municipal Gallery of Matosinhos. The exhibition gathers around 35 works of several periods of the career of one of the most influential characters of Portuguese art world of the second half of the twentieth century, and one of the artists with the greatest number of works in the Serralves Collection.‘Angelo de Sousa: Nearly Everything I am Capable Of´ exceptionally includes in this presentation two paintings dating from 1965 that belong to the collection of the Matosinhos Municipal Council.
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19 FEB | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "SERRALVES COLLECTION: NEW LINES, IMAGES, OBJECTS"
"SERRALVES COLLECTION: NEW LINES, IMAGES, OBJECTS" opened on February 19th. A selection of works recently added to the Serralves Collection are exhibited in this context. The acquisitions on display in this exhibition broaden the collection’s core of historical works. The Director of the Museum, João Ribas, and the Deputy to the Director, Ricardo Nicolau, participated in a talk with some of the artists represented in this exhibition: Ana Santos, Ângela Ferreira e Pires Vieira.
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18 FEB | NEW VERSION OF "RASO COMO O CHÃO" BY JOÃO DE SOUSA CARDOSO BASED ON ÁLVARO LAPA'S TEXT
As part of the Cycle "Álvaro Lapa: All of Time": Performing Arts . Cinema . Talks, João de Sousa Cardoso presented in the Serralves auditorium a new version of "Raso como o chão ["Flat as the Ground"], based on the book of the same name by Álvaro Lapa. The variation was conceived specifically for the Serralves Museum, after the premiere in 2012 in Teatro Nacional São João. In "Flat as the Ground" João de Sousa Cardoso engages in a talk with the artist who taught him. The performance is designed for a singer, Ana Deus, and a lecturer, the author himself.
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10 FEB | FIRST SCREENING OF THE CYCLE "ÁLVARO LAPA: ALL OF TIME”: PERFORMING ARTS . CINEMA . TALKS
The Cycle "Álvaro Lapa: All of Time": Performing Arts . Cinema . Talks opened with the screening of the film "Álvaro Lapa: The Literature". The director, Jorge Silva Melo, was present and talked with the curator of the exhibition, Miguel von Hafe Pérez. In "Álvaro Lapa: The Literature" Jorge Silva Melo revisits his relationship with Álvaro Lapa and the role of literature in the visual artist
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10 FEB | GUIDED VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION"ÁLVARO LAPA: ALL OF TIME"
On February 10th occurred in the Museum of Serralves the first guided visit of a series of talks and visits, as well as performances, theatre plays and film screenings around the exhibition "Álvaro Lapa: All of Time". This visit was guided by the exhibition's curator, Miguel von Hafe Pérez.
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08 FEB | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "ÁLVARO LAPA: ALL OF TIME"
The exhibition "Álvaro Lapa: All of Time" opened on February 8th. The Portuguese minister of Culture, Luís Filipe Castro Mendes, was present in the opening. Álvaro Lapa remains among the most enigmatic artists in 20th century Portuguese art, with a body of work as relevant and alluring as it is defiantly elusive. The retrospective is curated by Miguel von Hafe Pérez and features over 290 works from different periods in the artist's career.
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3 FEB | SCREENING OF THE FILM "AN OPERA OF THE WORLD"
The film "An Opera of the World" by Manthia Diawara was screened in the Serralves auditorium. The work that recounts an eternal migration drama was developed for the most important event of contemporary art in the world, Documenta in Kassel, and was presented in national premiere in Lisbon the previous day. The screening was followed by a talk with the director and the producer of the film, Jürgen Bock, moderated by Nuno Crespo, Director of the School of Arts of Catholic University of Portugal.
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26 JAN | VISIT OF THE EMBASSY OF ITALY
Serralves hosted the Embassy of Italy in Portugal, with the visit of the ambassador of Italy, Giuseppe Morabito, to the exhibitions in the Museum, in the company of the President, Ana Pinho and the Director of the Museum, João Ribas.
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25 JAN | JOÃO RIBAS IS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF SERRALVES MUSEUM 
Serralves Foundation’s Board of Directors has appointed João Ribas as Director of the Serralves Museum. João Ribas was chosen in a highly competitive international competition, launched by the Serralves Foundation at the end of 2017, which received candidates from all over the world.
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25 JAN | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "WORK IN PROGRESS"
The studio AND-RE/ Bruno André e Francisco Ré won the competition for the design of an exhibition pavilion, organized by the Serralves Foundation and Ordem dos Arquitectos - Secção Regional do Norte. The projects of Murmuro Colectivo and Samuel de Brito Gonçalves were ranked in second and third place, respectively. A selection of the ten best proposals is on exhibition in the Museum, under the title "Work in Progress".
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19 JAN | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "MARISA MERZ: THE SKY IS A GREAT SPACE"
Marisa Merz's exhibition in the Serralves Museum, "The Sky is a Great Space", opened on the 19th of January. It is part of an important international itinerancy originally organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Merz is the only female protagonist of the important Art Povera group and was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2013 Venice Biennale. In Europe, the exhibition is organized by the Serralves Museum and the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, with the collaboration of Fondazione Merz, in Italy.
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19 JAN | PRESS BRIEFING OF THE 2018 PROGRAMME 
On the 19th of January Serralves Foundation announced its Programme for 2018. After a year of historical records, in 2018, the Serralves Foundation aims to cross boundaries.
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17 JAN | VISIT OF THE EMBASSY OF ROMANIA
Serralves hosted the Embassy of Romania in Portugal, with the visit of the madam ambassador of Romania, Ioana Bivolaru, the vice-director of the Romanian Institute in Lisbon, Arc. Gelu Savonea, and the Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Dr. Adela Condurache-Fedorca, to the exhibitions in the Museum, in the company of the President, Ana Pinho and the Deputy Director of the Museum, João Ribas.
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11 JAN | PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK: "SERRALVES: THE HISTORY OF THE COLLECTION"
The book "Serralves: A História da Coleção" was presented in the Serralves auditorium. The book analyses the most relevant moments in the creation and assembly of the original core of the Collection. The historian José Pacheco Pereira was the moderator of a talk with Catarina Rosendo (the book's author), Suzanne Cotter (former director of the Serralves Museum), Isabel Pires de Lima (former minister of Culture and vice president of the Foundation) and the artist Julião Sarmento.
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07 JAN | CONFERENCE: "VIDAS UBUNTU"
The conference "Vidas Ubuntu" took place in the auditorium of Serralves. Some of the participants of the Academia de Líderes Ubuntu participated in this conference to tell their life stories. The Academia is a project organized by the Instituto Padre António Vieira that provides training to young people living in contexts of social exclusion with a high leadership potential. Serralves supports the development of initiatives, such as this one, that aim at promoting social inclusion.
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16 MAY 2017 | SESSION "REMEMBERING PAULO CUNHA E SILVA"
On 16 May, the conference "Remembering Paulo Cunha e Silva" was held in Serralves Auditorium, completing the conference series, "Porto 2001, 15 years later", an initiative organized by the Círculo Dr. José de Figueiredo - Friends of Soares dos Reis National Museum, Porto City Council, the University of Porto and the Serralves Foundation.
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo@Fundação de Serralves
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15 MAY 2017 | DEBATE: "THE MEDITERRANEAN: BETWEEN WAR AND DEMOCRACY"
The debate "The Mediterranean: between War and Democracy" was held on May 15 in Serralves Auditorium. The speakers included Tunisian MP Meherzia Labidi and Prof. Álvaro Vasconcelos. This was the final instalment in the Introduction to the Geo-strategies of the Middle East course coordinated by the professor Álvaro Vasconcelos during March and April in Serralves.
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo@Fundação de Serralves
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15 MAY 2017 | VISIT BY THE MINISTER MANUEL HEITOR
After attending the inauguration of Bioblitz, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, visited the exhibition, "Serralves Collection: 1960-1980" on display in Serralves Museum.
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo@Fundação de Serralves
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15 MAY 2017 | BIOBLITZ 2017 INAUGURATION
This year’s edition of Bioblitz was launched on May 15. The inauguration was attended by representatives of CiBio-InBio, Lipor and the Serralves Foundation, and by the Minister for the Environment, João Pedro Matos Fernandes and the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor.
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo@Fundação de Serralves
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12 MAY 2017 | PRESS CONFERENCE "SERRALVES COLLECTION: 1960-1980"
The press conference of the exhibition "Serralves Collection: 1960-1980" was held on May 12. This exhibition consists of works acquired since the collection was created in 1989, highlighting its importance for understanding contemporary art in Portugal.
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo@Fundação de Serralves
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05 MAY 2017 | INAUGURATION - "SPLITTING, CUTTING, WRITING, DRAWING, EATING ... GORDON MATTA-CLARK"
The "SPLITTING, CUTTING, WRITING, DRAWING, EATING ... GORDON MATTA-CLARK" exhibition was inaugurated on 5 May in Serralves. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Serralves Foundation and the Center Canadien d
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28 APR 2017 | INAUGURATION "OF THE SERRALVES COLLECTION IN CHAVES: BODY, ABSTRACTION AND LANGUAGE"
The exhibition, "Body, Abstraction and Language in Portuguese Art: works held on deposit from the Secretary of State for Culture in the Serralves Collection", was inaugurated on April 28 in the Nadir Afonso Museum of Contemporary Art in Chaves. The Minister of Culture, Luis Filipe Castro Mendes, the President of the Serralves Foundation, Ana Pinho, and the Mayor of Chaves, António Cabeleira, attended the event.
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo@Fundação de Serralves
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26 APR 2017 | VISIT BY OFFICIAL SPONSORS TO THE SCULPTURES IN SERRALVES PARK
On April 26, a visit was made by the official sponsors of the Serralves Foundation to the sculptures in the Park – including amazing works by Richard Serra, Claes Oldenburg, Dan Graham, Angelo de Sousa, Alberto Carneiro, Maria Nordman, among others, that have been carefully positioned in the stunning 18-hectare Serralves Park
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo@Fundação de Serralves
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19 APR 2017 | CLOSURE OF PORTUGAL’S PARTICIPATORY BUDGET
The Prime Minister, Dr. António Costa, attended the closing session of Portugal’s Participatory Budget (OPP), held in Serralves. Since January 2017, the OPP has travelled around the country, from north to south and east and west, looking for ideas from the regions and the country. Around 900 proposals were received, primarily in the area of Culture, from more than 2,000 people. Learn more at http://opp.gov.pt/
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo © Serralves Foundation

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18 APR 2017 | VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE XUNTA DE GALICIA
The President of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Nuñez Feijóo, visited the exhibition "Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis", in Serralves Villa today, after receiving the Municipal Medal of Honour of the city of Porto, in the Paços do Concelho (Town Hall).
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo © Serralves Foundation

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8 APR 2017 | PUBLIC PRESENTATION "EMPOWERMENT FOR SOCIAL INVESTMENT"
The public financing instrument, "Empowerment for Social Investment" was presented today in Serralves, in the presence of Ana Pinho (President of the Serralves Foundation), Filipe Almeida (President of the organisation, Portugal Mission Social Innovation) and Maria Manuel Leitão Marques (Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernisation).
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo © Serralves Foundation

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5 APR 2017 | INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBITION " QUE SAIS-JE?: ARTISTS’ PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS FROM THE SERRALVES COLLECTION"
The exhibition "Que sais-je?: Artists’ Publications and Books from the Serralves Collection" was inaugurated on April 4, 2017, in the Coliseu Micaelensa, in Ponta Delgada, in the Azores. Que sais-je? Is the world’s most famous pocket encyclopaedia. Founded in 1941, this collection of books is designed to present a wide range of areas to the general public. 3,800 titles by 2,500 authors have been published since the collection was created in 1941.
Photos: Pedro Figueiredo © Serralves Foundation