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Álvaro Lapa
All Of Time

8, Feb, 2018 >> 13, May, 2018
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition ‘Álvaro Lapa: No tempo todo’ will be the most comprehensive retrospective to date of the influential Portuguese artist Álvaro Lapa (Évora, 1939 — Porto, 2006). A writer and self-taught artist, Lapa studied philosophy and was an influential professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto from 1976 until 2000, where he left an indelible mark on consecutive generations of artists.

The exhibition at the Serralves Museum brings together works from important museum and institutional collections and from private collections in Portugal, including the collections of artists, architects and writers who similarly defined the artistic and intellectual landscape in Portugal in the second half of the 20th century. Featuring over 290 works in painting, drawing and some objects from throughout the artist’s career brought together for the first time, the exhibition surveys Lapa’s remarkable contribution to contemporary art.

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. Lapa bridged the disparate traditions of Portuguese painting through a sustained exploration of the territory of painting as text over four decades. The artist’s oeuvre revolves largely around the genres of landscape and portraiture, and often in the spaces between them. Lapa’s visual lexicon consists of narrative series of motifs encompassing the written word, fragments of language or snippets of conversation, as well as pictorial elements and abstracted self-portraits. The artist’s ‘Campésticos’ — a neologism invented by the artist that combines the Portuguese words for ‘countryside’ and ‘domestic’ — combines domestic space with the horizontality of landscape. Lapa’s work is also marked by an intense and sustained relation with literature, reflected in his series of paintings called ‘Notebooks’, dedicated to literary figures such as Homer and Rimbaud.

‘Álvaro Lapa: No tempo todo’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by guest curator Miguel von Hafe Pérez.
art
Serralves Collection
New Lines, Images, Objects

2, Feb, 2018 >> 10, Jun, 2018
Fundação Serralves
John Divola, Trisha Donnelly, António Júlio Duarte, Ângela Ferreira, Ana Manso, Nick Mauss, Miguel Palma, Victor Pires Vieira, Ana Santos, Sarkis, Monir Sharoudy Farmanfaimaian, Christine Sun Kim, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yonamine

The Serralves Collection currently includes over 4,500 works — more than 1,700 owned by the Serralves Foundation and the remaining works from various private and public collections — including the Collection of the Secretariat of State for Culture (SEC). The focus of the collection is contemporary art produced since the 1960s — a historical period of major political, social and cultural changes wherein new paradigms of artistic production emerged — up to the present-day of the post-colonial and globalized era. Works from the collection are regularly presented inside and outside the Museum in various exhibitions and presentations such as ‘Serralves Collection: 1960-1980’ (2017), ‘Conversations: Recent Portuguese Art in the Serralves Collection’ (2016) and ‘Can the Museum be a Garden? Works from the Serralves Collection’ (2015). A strong programme of touring exhibitions has also been presented throughout Portugal with 25 exhibitions in 2017, as well as several presentations of the collection internationally.

‘Serralves Collection: Recent Acquisitions’ chronicles the confirming evolution of the museum collection into a reference for contemporary art in Portugal. The acquisitions presented in this exhibition broaden the collection’s core of historical works by ensuring that the fundamental history of art in the 1960s and 70s is constantly enriched, rethought and updated, as evident in the works by Sarkis and Victor Pires Vieira. Recent acquisitions have also aimed to ensure a greater presence of photography within the collection, including works by Wolfgang Tillmans, John Divola, and António Júlio Duarte, incorporated into the collection for the first time. Some of the most diverse art currently being produced is here represented by Trisha Donnelly, Ana Manso, Christine Sun Kim and Yonamine. Some of these works were specifically produced for presentations in Serralves (Ana Manso and Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian) and, for exhibitions designed in dialogue with the historical, social and architectural context of the Serralves Foundation (Nick Mauss).

The variety of recent acquisitions also aims to expand the collection to include other parts of the world, beyond the Europe-USA axis, such as Turkey, Iran and Angola, and emphasize artists who deal with post-colonialism and, specifically, the relationship between Portugal and its former colonies, as in the work of Ângela Ferreira.

Recently integrated into the collection are also a series of large-scale works, not presented here, by artists such as Angela Bullock (currently on display in the Serralves Park), Tacita Dean, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Liam Gillick, Mona Hatoum, Lais Myrrha, Philippe Parreno and Julião Sarmento.
still in Apr. 2018
art
Álvaro Lapa
All Of Time

8, Feb, 2018 >> 13, May, 2018
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition ‘Álvaro Lapa: No tempo todo’ will be the most comprehensive retrospective to date of the influential Portuguese artist Álvaro Lapa (Évora, 1939 — Porto, 2006). A writer and self-taught artist, Lapa studied philosophy and was an influential professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto from 1976 until 2000, where he left an indelible mark on consecutive generations of artists.

The exhibition at the Serralves Museum brings together works from important museum and institutional collections and from private collections in Portugal, including the collections of artists, architects and writers who similarly defined the artistic and intellectual landscape in Portugal in the second half of the 20th century. Featuring over 290 works in painting, drawing and some objects from throughout the artist’s career brought together for the first time, the exhibition surveys Lapa’s remarkable contribution to contemporary art.

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. Lapa bridged the disparate traditions of Portuguese painting through a sustained exploration of the territory of painting as text over four decades. The artist’s oeuvre revolves largely around the genres of landscape and portraiture, and often in the spaces between them. Lapa’s visual lexicon consists of narrative series of motifs encompassing the written word, fragments of language or snippets of conversation, as well as pictorial elements and abstracted self-portraits. The artist’s ‘Campésticos’ — a neologism invented by the artist that combines the Portuguese words for ‘countryside’ and ‘domestic’ — combines domestic space with the horizontality of landscape. Lapa’s work is also marked by an intense and sustained relation with literature, reflected in his series of paintings called ‘Notebooks’, dedicated to literary figures such as Homer and Rimbaud.

‘Álvaro Lapa: No tempo todo’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by guest curator Miguel von Hafe Pérez.
art
Serralves Collection
New Lines, Images, Objects

2, Feb, 2018 >> 10, Jun, 2018
Fundação Serralves
John Divola, Trisha Donnelly, António Júlio Duarte, Ângela Ferreira, Ana Manso, Nick Mauss, Miguel Palma, Victor Pires Vieira, Ana Santos, Sarkis, Monir Sharoudy Farmanfaimaian, Christine Sun Kim, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yonamine

The Serralves Collection currently includes over 4,500 works — more than 1,700 owned by the Serralves Foundation and the remaining works from various private and public collections — including the Collection of the Secretariat of State for Culture (SEC). The focus of the collection is contemporary art produced since the 1960s — a historical period of major political, social and cultural changes wherein new paradigms of artistic production emerged — up to the present-day of the post-colonial and globalized era. Works from the collection are regularly presented inside and outside the Museum in various exhibitions and presentations such as ‘Serralves Collection: 1960-1980’ (2017), ‘Conversations: Recent Portuguese Art in the Serralves Collection’ (2016) and ‘Can the Museum be a Garden? Works from the Serralves Collection’ (2015). A strong programme of touring exhibitions has also been presented throughout Portugal with 25 exhibitions in 2017, as well as several presentations of the collection internationally.

‘Serralves Collection: Recent Acquisitions’ chronicles the confirming evolution of the museum collection into a reference for contemporary art in Portugal. The acquisitions presented in this exhibition broaden the collection’s core of historical works by ensuring that the fundamental history of art in the 1960s and 70s is constantly enriched, rethought and updated, as evident in the works by Sarkis and Victor Pires Vieira. Recent acquisitions have also aimed to ensure a greater presence of photography within the collection, including works by Wolfgang Tillmans, John Divola, and António Júlio Duarte, incorporated into the collection for the first time. Some of the most diverse art currently being produced is here represented by Trisha Donnelly, Ana Manso, Christine Sun Kim and Yonamine. Some of these works were specifically produced for presentations in Serralves (Ana Manso and Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian) and, for exhibitions designed in dialogue with the historical, social and architectural context of the Serralves Foundation (Nick Mauss).

The variety of recent acquisitions also aims to expand the collection to include other parts of the world, beyond the Europe-USA axis, such as Turkey, Iran and Angola, and emphasize artists who deal with post-colonialism and, specifically, the relationship between Portugal and its former colonies, as in the work of Ângela Ferreira.

Recently integrated into the collection are also a series of large-scale works, not presented here, by artists such as Angela Bullock (currently on display in the Serralves Park), Tacita Dean, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Liam Gillick, Mona Hatoum, Lais Myrrha, Philippe Parreno and Julião Sarmento.
May. 2018
art
Álvaro Lapa
All Of Time

8, Feb, 2018 >> 13, May, 2018
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition ‘Álvaro Lapa: No tempo todo’ will be the most comprehensive retrospective to date of the influential Portuguese artist Álvaro Lapa (Évora, 1939 — Porto, 2006). A writer and self-taught artist, Lapa studied philosophy and was an influential professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto from 1976 until 2000, where he left an indelible mark on consecutive generations of artists.

The exhibition at the Serralves Museum brings together works from important museum and institutional collections and from private collections in Portugal, including the collections of artists, architects and writers who similarly defined the artistic and intellectual landscape in Portugal in the second half of the 20th century. Featuring over 290 works in painting, drawing and some objects from throughout the artist’s career brought together for the first time, the exhibition surveys Lapa’s remarkable contribution to contemporary art.

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. Lapa bridged the disparate traditions of Portuguese painting through a sustained exploration of the territory of painting as text over four decades. The artist’s oeuvre revolves largely around the genres of landscape and portraiture, and often in the spaces between them. Lapa’s visual lexicon consists of narrative series of motifs encompassing the written word, fragments of language or snippets of conversation, as well as pictorial elements and abstracted self-portraits. The artist’s ‘Campésticos’ — a neologism invented by the artist that combines the Portuguese words for ‘countryside’ and ‘domestic’ — combines domestic space with the horizontality of landscape. Lapa’s work is also marked by an intense and sustained relation with literature, reflected in his series of paintings called ‘Notebooks’, dedicated to literary figures such as Homer and Rimbaud.

‘Álvaro Lapa: No tempo todo’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by guest curator Miguel von Hafe Pérez.
art
Serralves Collection
New Lines, Images, Objects

2, Feb, 2018 >> 10, Jun, 2018
Fundação Serralves
John Divola, Trisha Donnelly, António Júlio Duarte, Ângela Ferreira, Ana Manso, Nick Mauss, Miguel Palma, Victor Pires Vieira, Ana Santos, Sarkis, Monir Sharoudy Farmanfaimaian, Christine Sun Kim, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yonamine

The Serralves Collection currently includes over 4,500 works — more than 1,700 owned by the Serralves Foundation and the remaining works from various private and public collections — including the Collection of the Secretariat of State for Culture (SEC). The focus of the collection is contemporary art produced since the 1960s — a historical period of major political, social and cultural changes wherein new paradigms of artistic production emerged — up to the present-day of the post-colonial and globalized era. Works from the collection are regularly presented inside and outside the Museum in various exhibitions and presentations such as ‘Serralves Collection: 1960-1980’ (2017), ‘Conversations: Recent Portuguese Art in the Serralves Collection’ (2016) and ‘Can the Museum be a Garden? Works from the Serralves Collection’ (2015). A strong programme of touring exhibitions has also been presented throughout Portugal with 25 exhibitions in 2017, as well as several presentations of the collection internationally.

‘Serralves Collection: Recent Acquisitions’ chronicles the confirming evolution of the museum collection into a reference for contemporary art in Portugal. The acquisitions presented in this exhibition broaden the collection’s core of historical works by ensuring that the fundamental history of art in the 1960s and 70s is constantly enriched, rethought and updated, as evident in the works by Sarkis and Victor Pires Vieira. Recent acquisitions have also aimed to ensure a greater presence of photography within the collection, including works by Wolfgang Tillmans, John Divola, and António Júlio Duarte, incorporated into the collection for the first time. Some of the most diverse art currently being produced is here represented by Trisha Donnelly, Ana Manso, Christine Sun Kim and Yonamine. Some of these works were specifically produced for presentations in Serralves (Ana Manso and Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian) and, for exhibitions designed in dialogue with the historical, social and architectural context of the Serralves Foundation (Nick Mauss).

The variety of recent acquisitions also aims to expand the collection to include other parts of the world, beyond the Europe-USA axis, such as Turkey, Iran and Angola, and emphasize artists who deal with post-colonialism and, specifically, the relationship between Portugal and its former colonies, as in the work of Ângela Ferreira.

Recently integrated into the collection are also a series of large-scale works, not presented here, by artists such as Angela Bullock (currently on display in the Serralves Park), Tacita Dean, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Liam Gillick, Mona Hatoum, Lais Myrrha, Philippe Parreno and Julião Sarmento.
Jun. 2018
art
Serralves Collection
New Lines, Images, Objects

2, Feb, 2018 >> 10, Jun, 2018
Fundação Serralves
John Divola, Trisha Donnelly, António Júlio Duarte, Ângela Ferreira, Ana Manso, Nick Mauss, Miguel Palma, Victor Pires Vieira, Ana Santos, Sarkis, Monir Sharoudy Farmanfaimaian, Christine Sun Kim, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yonamine

The Serralves Collection currently includes over 4,500 works — more than 1,700 owned by the Serralves Foundation and the remaining works from various private and public collections — including the Collection of the Secretariat of State for Culture (SEC). The focus of the collection is contemporary art produced since the 1960s — a historical period of major political, social and cultural changes wherein new paradigms of artistic production emerged — up to the present-day of the post-colonial and globalized era. Works from the collection are regularly presented inside and outside the Museum in various exhibitions and presentations such as ‘Serralves Collection: 1960-1980’ (2017), ‘Conversations: Recent Portuguese Art in the Serralves Collection’ (2016) and ‘Can the Museum be a Garden? Works from the Serralves Collection’ (2015). A strong programme of touring exhibitions has also been presented throughout Portugal with 25 exhibitions in 2017, as well as several presentations of the collection internationally.

‘Serralves Collection: Recent Acquisitions’ chronicles the confirming evolution of the museum collection into a reference for contemporary art in Portugal. The acquisitions presented in this exhibition broaden the collection’s core of historical works by ensuring that the fundamental history of art in the 1960s and 70s is constantly enriched, rethought and updated, as evident in the works by Sarkis and Victor Pires Vieira. Recent acquisitions have also aimed to ensure a greater presence of photography within the collection, including works by Wolfgang Tillmans, John Divola, and António Júlio Duarte, incorporated into the collection for the first time. Some of the most diverse art currently being produced is here represented by Trisha Donnelly, Ana Manso, Christine Sun Kim and Yonamine. Some of these works were specifically produced for presentations in Serralves (Ana Manso and Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian) and, for exhibitions designed in dialogue with the historical, social and architectural context of the Serralves Foundation (Nick Mauss).

The variety of recent acquisitions also aims to expand the collection to include other parts of the world, beyond the Europe-USA axis, such as Turkey, Iran and Angola, and emphasize artists who deal with post-colonialism and, specifically, the relationship between Portugal and its former colonies, as in the work of Ângela Ferreira.

Recently integrated into the collection are also a series of large-scale works, not presented here, by artists such as Angela Bullock (currently on display in the Serralves Park), Tacita Dean, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Liam Gillick, Mona Hatoum, Lais Myrrha, Philippe Parreno and Julião Sarmento.