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"There Is Light In The Park" 2018
13, Jul, 2018 >> 8, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Since 2015, the Serralves Foundation has illuminated the Serralves Park during summer nights. This year’s edition of There’s Light on the Park features a special participation by the artist, João Paulo Feliciano.


João Paulo Feliciano (Caldas da Rainha, 1963) began exhibiting his work in the mid-1980s and is considered one of Portugal’s most multifaceted artists. While his work includes installations, objects, paintings, drawings, photography, video, sound, graphic design, architecture and performance, he is best known to the general public for his use of light and illuminated art works. Throughout his career, Feliciano has frequently explored the phenomena and technologies associated with light and lighting: types of light, lamps, gel filters, lighting control systems, optical systems, perception mechanisms and the phenomenological dimensions of light in terms of its relationship with space. His solo exhibition at the Serralves Museum in 2004 focused particularly on this part of his oeuvre: light and colour in terms of its relationship to time, space and architecture.


Feliciano’s collaboration in this edition of There’s Light on the Park will involve two distinct dimensions: he will participate directly in the event’s lighting design, and he will also oversee an intervention in the Serralves Villa. Several of his "luminous works” will be installed inside the Villa, with an intervention in the Villa’s exterior lighting.


João Paulo Feliciano has selected a set of works for this event, ranging from the late 1990s (White Cube/Color Cube, 1999) to the present day (Nostalgia and Temporary Lamp Sculptures, 2018). An updated version of his light projection, Color Building, will be installed on the Museum’s lateral wall. This work was included within his 2004 exhibition in Serralves, and is now presented with a different combination of colours. The diversity of Color Building’s potential colour combinations has given rise to another work that will be on display: Color Studies for Color Building, a sophisticated lightbox that displays dozens of possible combinations of three colours. In the remotest part of the Park, in the middle of the Meadow and in almost complete darkness, Feliciano will install White Cube/Color Cube, a cube of intense animated light, with a random programme that permits infinite and surprising chromatic evolutions. The works installed in the Serralves Villa will be visible from the outside. However, in addition to installing works inside the Villa, the artist will intervene in the Villa’s normal lighting, thus altering the building’s distinct appearance at night. The works on display at the Villa include Shadeless Tree, a tree entirely built from fluorescent lamps, that belongs to the Berardo Collection Museum, and until now has only been exhibited in the Portuguese Parliament in 2006, within the framework of the exhibition 3D — the Berardo Collection in the AR. In total contrast to the luminous exuberance of Shadeless Tree the 2018 work, Nostalgia, a small table sculpture, will also be on display. In the Villa’s main hall, Feliciano will exhibit what he calls Temporary Lamp Sculptures: a series of sculptures that use different types of lamps and supports, specifically developed for the presentation in Serralves.

Ticket: €5 (50% discount for Students, >65)
Free entrance for Friends of Serralves
free
Tai Chi and DeRose Method
13, May, 2018 >> 9, Sep, 2018
Parque da Cidade
PortoLazer will organize, till September, free tai chi classes and DeRose method on Sundays, in the City Park. Between May and September, the Dias com Energia initiative adds one more sport - the DeRose method - and moves the activities outside, which will also take place on Sunday.

Participation in the classes are always free. Just show up with comfortable equipment at these locations:

- Tai chi: from 9:30am to 10:30am (next to Edifício Transparente);

- DeRose method: from 11am to 12pm (next to Pavilhão da Água).
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Zéro De Conduite
1, Jun, 2018 >> 9, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
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.
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The Sonnabend Collection
11, May, 2018 >> 23, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Following the presentation of ‘The Sonnabend Collection. Half a Century of American and European Art. Part I’ in 2016, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents a major exhibition devoted to the Sonnabend Collection, ‘The Sonnabend Collection. Part II’.

Created by the influential art dealer Ileana Sonnabend, the Sonnabend Collection is considered one of the most important collections of American and European art of the second half of the twentieth century, representing some of the most influential western art movements of our time. While known for her support of the prime artistic protagonists of pop art, minimalism, arte povera, post-minimalism and conceptual art, Sonnabend’s engagement continued up to her death in 2007.

Part II surveys two prevalent themes present in the Sonnabend Collection: the use of photography starting with conceptual art in the 1960s until the present; and the work of artists from the 1980s which relate to pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The exhibition includes works by Gilbert & George, Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Baldessari, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Candida Hofer, Haim Steinbach and Ashley Bickerton, among others. A presentation of sculptures by Jeff Koons, produced between 1985 and 2012, will constitute a small retrospective exhibition of works by this iconic American artist.

Curated by Antonio Homem, the exhibition in Serralves is organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia (MUVE), Ca’ Pesaro in Venice, and the Sonnabend Collection Foundation. At a time when the Serralves Museum is devoting increasing attention to its Collection of Portuguese and international art, the Sonnabend Collection has a particular relevance. Works from this Collection formed part of the Museum’s inaugural exhibition, ‘Circa 1968’ in 1999, several of which have remained on long-term deposit at Serralves.

Jeff Koons, Hulk (Friends), 2004–12. Polychromed bronze. 181 x 123,2 x 66 cm. Coll. The Sonnabend Collection and António Homem. © Jeff Koons. Produced for the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. Incredible Hulk, ™ & © Marvel All Rights Reserved. Digital photo: Courtesy Sonnabend Gallery, NY.
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Contemporary Projects
Martine Syms

14, Jun, 2018 >> 30, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Contemporary Projects: Martine Sysms presents Lessons I-CLXXX is an ongoing, incomplete video work composed of thirty-second clip – a cumulative poem whose structure evolves at random. Snapshots of disconnected experiences and subjects accumulate into a mass of fragmentary narratives, relating (directly and incidentally) to the lives of black Americans. Drawn from myriad sources – including You Tube videos, 1980s TV shows, Vines and personal footage – the Lessons form a growing corpus that Syms has been making since 2014.

In Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Projects: Martine Syms Lessons I- CLXXX is curated by João Ribas Director of the Museum.
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Frida Kahlo
Her Photos

6, Jul, 2018 >> 3, Oct, 2018
Centro Português de Fotografia
The exhibition Frida Kahlo – Her Photos is presented for the first time in Porto, Portugal, at Centro Português de Fotografia (Portuguese Photography Centre). Its opening will be on July 5th, and it will be open to the public until November 4th. The exhibit features photographs from the private collection of the famous Mexican artist, and has been an enormous success everywhere, reaching half a million visitors in fifteen different cities. Frida Kahlo – Her Photos was first presented in Mexico City, in 2009 and since then has been touring the world, in several European countries. Part of the ticket revenues will go to the Associação Salvador, which supports people with motor disabilities.
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Table Of Dreams
Two Contemporary Art Collections

19, Apr, 2018 >> 14, Oct, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Alberto Carneiro, Alicia Framis, Ana Jotta, Blinky Palermo, Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos, Gabriel Orozco, Gabriela Albergaria, Giovanni Anselmo, Helena Almeida, James Lee Byars, Joaquim Bravo, Joel Fisher, José Pedro Croft, Julião Sarmento, Leonor Antunes, Luísa Correia Pereira, Marcelo Cidade, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Portugal, Silvia Bächli
‘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 title of the exhibition is taken from a poem by Alexandre O’Neill, an acclaimed poet and visual artist. ‘Table of Dreams’ is based on the table as both a metaphor and a source of living experience — a place of encounters, confrontations, communion, relaxation, and a social space, whether in the intimacy of the home or in an open and shared public space. The exhibition does not focus on a single form of artistic expression, but instead attempts to establish a confrontation between different modes of production and thinking. Through a dialogue between the two collections, the viewer is invited to engage in a plurality of universes and aesthetic, political and poetic questions. Although the two collections have very different profiles and dimensions, they also have common elements and complement each other. The FLAD’s Collection includes a considerable number of drawings by Portuguese artists, while the Serralves Collection — particularly rich in the period from the 1960 until 2000s — provides an international context for these works. ‘Table of Dreams: Two Contemporary Art Collections’ is part of a programme of exhibitions and sited presentations of works from the Serralves Collection that furthers the museum’s aim of making the collection visible and accessible to a broader public around the country.

Production: Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Curator: João Silvério
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Besides, History
28, Jun, 2018 >> 15, Oct, 2018
Fundação Serralves
This exhibition proposes a three-party conversation: It involves Go Hasegawa & Associates, based in Tokyo; OFFICE Kersten Geers and David Van Severen based in Brussels; and the history of architecture.
This conversation is at the core of one of the most interesting debates in contemporary architectural practice and examines the role of the history of architecture - from recent to more distant pasts – in the work of a new generation of architects.
By adopting the format of a conversation typical historical categories such as authorship are challenged as one architect appropriates the work of the other and represents it with his own tools, comparing it with his own work to reveal similarities and differences.
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen and Go Hasegawa belong to a generation of architects born in the second half of the 1970s who has been developing not only a consistent series of projects and works, but also maintains a clear theoretical stance. Their voices are very present and are becoming strongly influential in the broader conversation that takes place within the discipline of architecture in this second decade of the twenty-first century.

This exhibition is organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and curated by Giovanna Borasi, Chief Curator at the CCA. Curatorial adaptation by Carles Muro, Adjunct Curator for Architecture Programmes at the Serralves Museum.
Photos of Kyodo House and Villa Schor by Stefano Graziani
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Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
still in Aug. 2018
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"There Is Light In The Park" 2018
13, Jul, 2018 >> 8, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Since 2015, the Serralves Foundation has illuminated the Serralves Park during summer nights. This year’s edition of There’s Light on the Park features a special participation by the artist, João Paulo Feliciano.


João Paulo Feliciano (Caldas da Rainha, 1963) began exhibiting his work in the mid-1980s and is considered one of Portugal’s most multifaceted artists. While his work includes installations, objects, paintings, drawings, photography, video, sound, graphic design, architecture and performance, he is best known to the general public for his use of light and illuminated art works. Throughout his career, Feliciano has frequently explored the phenomena and technologies associated with light and lighting: types of light, lamps, gel filters, lighting control systems, optical systems, perception mechanisms and the phenomenological dimensions of light in terms of its relationship with space. His solo exhibition at the Serralves Museum in 2004 focused particularly on this part of his oeuvre: light and colour in terms of its relationship to time, space and architecture.


Feliciano’s collaboration in this edition of There’s Light on the Park will involve two distinct dimensions: he will participate directly in the event’s lighting design, and he will also oversee an intervention in the Serralves Villa. Several of his "luminous works” will be installed inside the Villa, with an intervention in the Villa’s exterior lighting.


João Paulo Feliciano has selected a set of works for this event, ranging from the late 1990s (White Cube/Color Cube, 1999) to the present day (Nostalgia and Temporary Lamp Sculptures, 2018). An updated version of his light projection, Color Building, will be installed on the Museum’s lateral wall. This work was included within his 2004 exhibition in Serralves, and is now presented with a different combination of colours. The diversity of Color Building’s potential colour combinations has given rise to another work that will be on display: Color Studies for Color Building, a sophisticated lightbox that displays dozens of possible combinations of three colours. In the remotest part of the Park, in the middle of the Meadow and in almost complete darkness, Feliciano will install White Cube/Color Cube, a cube of intense animated light, with a random programme that permits infinite and surprising chromatic evolutions. The works installed in the Serralves Villa will be visible from the outside. However, in addition to installing works inside the Villa, the artist will intervene in the Villa’s normal lighting, thus altering the building’s distinct appearance at night. The works on display at the Villa include Shadeless Tree, a tree entirely built from fluorescent lamps, that belongs to the Berardo Collection Museum, and until now has only been exhibited in the Portuguese Parliament in 2006, within the framework of the exhibition 3D — the Berardo Collection in the AR. In total contrast to the luminous exuberance of Shadeless Tree the 2018 work, Nostalgia, a small table sculpture, will also be on display. In the Villa’s main hall, Feliciano will exhibit what he calls Temporary Lamp Sculptures: a series of sculptures that use different types of lamps and supports, specifically developed for the presentation in Serralves.

Ticket: €5 (50% discount for Students, >65)
Free entrance for Friends of Serralves
free
Tai Chi and DeRose Method
13, May, 2018 >> 9, Sep, 2018
Parque da Cidade
PortoLazer will organize, till September, free tai chi classes and DeRose method on Sundays, in the City Park. Between May and September, the Dias com Energia initiative adds one more sport - the DeRose method - and moves the activities outside, which will also take place on Sunday.

Participation in the classes are always free. Just show up with comfortable equipment at these locations:

- Tai chi: from 9:30am to 10:30am (next to Edifício Transparente);

- DeRose method: from 11am to 12pm (next to Pavilhão da Água).
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Zéro De Conduite
1, Jun, 2018 >> 9, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
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.
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The Sonnabend Collection
11, May, 2018 >> 23, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Following the presentation of ‘The Sonnabend Collection. Half a Century of American and European Art. Part I’ in 2016, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents a major exhibition devoted to the Sonnabend Collection, ‘The Sonnabend Collection. Part II’.

Created by the influential art dealer Ileana Sonnabend, the Sonnabend Collection is considered one of the most important collections of American and European art of the second half of the twentieth century, representing some of the most influential western art movements of our time. While known for her support of the prime artistic protagonists of pop art, minimalism, arte povera, post-minimalism and conceptual art, Sonnabend’s engagement continued up to her death in 2007.

Part II surveys two prevalent themes present in the Sonnabend Collection: the use of photography starting with conceptual art in the 1960s until the present; and the work of artists from the 1980s which relate to pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The exhibition includes works by Gilbert & George, Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Baldessari, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Candida Hofer, Haim Steinbach and Ashley Bickerton, among others. A presentation of sculptures by Jeff Koons, produced between 1985 and 2012, will constitute a small retrospective exhibition of works by this iconic American artist.

Curated by Antonio Homem, the exhibition in Serralves is organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia (MUVE), Ca’ Pesaro in Venice, and the Sonnabend Collection Foundation. At a time when the Serralves Museum is devoting increasing attention to its Collection of Portuguese and international art, the Sonnabend Collection has a particular relevance. Works from this Collection formed part of the Museum’s inaugural exhibition, ‘Circa 1968’ in 1999, several of which have remained on long-term deposit at Serralves.

Jeff Koons, Hulk (Friends), 2004–12. Polychromed bronze. 181 x 123,2 x 66 cm. Coll. The Sonnabend Collection and António Homem. © Jeff Koons. Produced for the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. Incredible Hulk, ™ & © Marvel All Rights Reserved. Digital photo: Courtesy Sonnabend Gallery, NY.
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Contemporary Projects
Martine Syms

14, Jun, 2018 >> 30, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Contemporary Projects: Martine Sysms presents Lessons I-CLXXX is an ongoing, incomplete video work composed of thirty-second clip – a cumulative poem whose structure evolves at random. Snapshots of disconnected experiences and subjects accumulate into a mass of fragmentary narratives, relating (directly and incidentally) to the lives of black Americans. Drawn from myriad sources – including You Tube videos, 1980s TV shows, Vines and personal footage – the Lessons form a growing corpus that Syms has been making since 2014.

In Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Projects: Martine Syms Lessons I- CLXXX is curated by João Ribas Director of the Museum.
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Frida Kahlo
Her Photos

6, Jul, 2018 >> 3, Oct, 2018
Centro Português de Fotografia
The exhibition Frida Kahlo – Her Photos is presented for the first time in Porto, Portugal, at Centro Português de Fotografia (Portuguese Photography Centre). Its opening will be on July 5th, and it will be open to the public until November 4th. The exhibit features photographs from the private collection of the famous Mexican artist, and has been an enormous success everywhere, reaching half a million visitors in fifteen different cities. Frida Kahlo – Her Photos was first presented in Mexico City, in 2009 and since then has been touring the world, in several European countries. Part of the ticket revenues will go to the Associação Salvador, which supports people with motor disabilities.
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Table Of Dreams
Two Contemporary Art Collections

19, Apr, 2018 >> 14, Oct, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Alberto Carneiro, Alicia Framis, Ana Jotta, Blinky Palermo, Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos, Gabriel Orozco, Gabriela Albergaria, Giovanni Anselmo, Helena Almeida, James Lee Byars, Joaquim Bravo, Joel Fisher, José Pedro Croft, Julião Sarmento, Leonor Antunes, Luísa Correia Pereira, Marcelo Cidade, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Portugal, Silvia Bächli
‘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 title of the exhibition is taken from a poem by Alexandre O’Neill, an acclaimed poet and visual artist. ‘Table of Dreams’ is based on the table as both a metaphor and a source of living experience — a place of encounters, confrontations, communion, relaxation, and a social space, whether in the intimacy of the home or in an open and shared public space. The exhibition does not focus on a single form of artistic expression, but instead attempts to establish a confrontation between different modes of production and thinking. Through a dialogue between the two collections, the viewer is invited to engage in a plurality of universes and aesthetic, political and poetic questions. Although the two collections have very different profiles and dimensions, they also have common elements and complement each other. The FLAD’s Collection includes a considerable number of drawings by Portuguese artists, while the Serralves Collection — particularly rich in the period from the 1960 until 2000s — provides an international context for these works. ‘Table of Dreams: Two Contemporary Art Collections’ is part of a programme of exhibitions and sited presentations of works from the Serralves Collection that furthers the museum’s aim of making the collection visible and accessible to a broader public around the country.

Production: Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Curator: João Silvério
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Besides, History
28, Jun, 2018 >> 15, Oct, 2018
Fundação Serralves
This exhibition proposes a three-party conversation: It involves Go Hasegawa & Associates, based in Tokyo; OFFICE Kersten Geers and David Van Severen based in Brussels; and the history of architecture.
This conversation is at the core of one of the most interesting debates in contemporary architectural practice and examines the role of the history of architecture - from recent to more distant pasts – in the work of a new generation of architects.
By adopting the format of a conversation typical historical categories such as authorship are challenged as one architect appropriates the work of the other and represents it with his own tools, comparing it with his own work to reveal similarities and differences.
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen and Go Hasegawa belong to a generation of architects born in the second half of the 1970s who has been developing not only a consistent series of projects and works, but also maintains a clear theoretical stance. Their voices are very present and are becoming strongly influential in the broader conversation that takes place within the discipline of architecture in this second decade of the twenty-first century.

This exhibition is organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and curated by Giovanna Borasi, Chief Curator at the CCA. Curatorial adaptation by Carles Muro, Adjunct Curator for Architecture Programmes at the Serralves Museum.
Photos of Kyodo House and Villa Schor by Stefano Graziani
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Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
Sep. 2018
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"There Is Light In The Park" 2018
13, Jul, 2018 >> 8, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Since 2015, the Serralves Foundation has illuminated the Serralves Park during summer nights. This year’s edition of There’s Light on the Park features a special participation by the artist, João Paulo Feliciano.


João Paulo Feliciano (Caldas da Rainha, 1963) began exhibiting his work in the mid-1980s and is considered one of Portugal’s most multifaceted artists. While his work includes installations, objects, paintings, drawings, photography, video, sound, graphic design, architecture and performance, he is best known to the general public for his use of light and illuminated art works. Throughout his career, Feliciano has frequently explored the phenomena and technologies associated with light and lighting: types of light, lamps, gel filters, lighting control systems, optical systems, perception mechanisms and the phenomenological dimensions of light in terms of its relationship with space. His solo exhibition at the Serralves Museum in 2004 focused particularly on this part of his oeuvre: light and colour in terms of its relationship to time, space and architecture.


Feliciano’s collaboration in this edition of There’s Light on the Park will involve two distinct dimensions: he will participate directly in the event’s lighting design, and he will also oversee an intervention in the Serralves Villa. Several of his "luminous works” will be installed inside the Villa, with an intervention in the Villa’s exterior lighting.


João Paulo Feliciano has selected a set of works for this event, ranging from the late 1990s (White Cube/Color Cube, 1999) to the present day (Nostalgia and Temporary Lamp Sculptures, 2018). An updated version of his light projection, Color Building, will be installed on the Museum’s lateral wall. This work was included within his 2004 exhibition in Serralves, and is now presented with a different combination of colours. The diversity of Color Building’s potential colour combinations has given rise to another work that will be on display: Color Studies for Color Building, a sophisticated lightbox that displays dozens of possible combinations of three colours. In the remotest part of the Park, in the middle of the Meadow and in almost complete darkness, Feliciano will install White Cube/Color Cube, a cube of intense animated light, with a random programme that permits infinite and surprising chromatic evolutions. The works installed in the Serralves Villa will be visible from the outside. However, in addition to installing works inside the Villa, the artist will intervene in the Villa’s normal lighting, thus altering the building’s distinct appearance at night. The works on display at the Villa include Shadeless Tree, a tree entirely built from fluorescent lamps, that belongs to the Berardo Collection Museum, and until now has only been exhibited in the Portuguese Parliament in 2006, within the framework of the exhibition 3D — the Berardo Collection in the AR. In total contrast to the luminous exuberance of Shadeless Tree the 2018 work, Nostalgia, a small table sculpture, will also be on display. In the Villa’s main hall, Feliciano will exhibit what he calls Temporary Lamp Sculptures: a series of sculptures that use different types of lamps and supports, specifically developed for the presentation in Serralves.

Ticket: €5 (50% discount for Students, >65)
Free entrance for Friends of Serralves
free
Concertos na Avenida
7, Sep, 2018 21:30 >> 8, Sep, 2018
Avenida dos Aliados
Dimitry Sinkovsky
FRI 7>22H00
Dimitry Sinkovsky is a conductor and violinist widely acclaimed for his emotional interpretations, even when it comes to pieces of transcendent difficulty. The first participation of Orquestra Barroca in Concertos na Avenida begins with his interpretation of a concerto by Vivaldi, marking the end of the summer with unforgettable music. The influence of the Italian Baroque in the Portuguese musical culture is well evident in Sinfonia em Fá, written by Pedro António Avondano, 1st violin of the Real Câmara of D. José I. The four concerts dubbed The Four Seasons are the best-known violin concertos of baroque music with contagious melodies and musical illustrations from each of the seasons. The birds, water bubbling on the spring of a river, the bucolic dream of a shepherd, or a brilliant imitation of bagpipes are some of the unexpected effects of this famous work – we heard it on TV for years before the weather report, which was announced to the always hopeful sound of Spring.


Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
SAT 8>22H00
Orquestra Sinfónica goes down to Avenida dos Aliados on one of the most festive evenings of the season to toast the audience with famous music from the symphonic repertoire: the best Viennese tradition of Strauss, Vaughan Williams' orchestral arrangement on a famous traditional English melody and the musical environments associated with the American West described by Copland. The program also includes Korngold's thrilling soundtrack of the film The Sea Hawk, recognized as one of the high points in the career of the Austrian composer who became famous in Hollywood. And because party can be synonymous with dance, Brahms and Enesco bring us symphonic works inspired by the songs and dances of Eastern Europe. Also present is the sensual Carmen, the Spanish gypsy loved by so many and immortalized by composers like Bizet.
free
Tai Chi and DeRose Method
13, May, 2018 >> 9, Sep, 2018
Parque da Cidade
PortoLazer will organize, till September, free tai chi classes and DeRose method on Sundays, in the City Park. Between May and September, the Dias com Energia initiative adds one more sport - the DeRose method - and moves the activities outside, which will also take place on Sunday.

Participation in the classes are always free. Just show up with comfortable equipment at these locations:

- Tai chi: from 9:30am to 10:30am (next to Edifício Transparente);

- DeRose method: from 11am to 12pm (next to Pavilhão da Água).
art
Zéro De Conduite
1, Jun, 2018 >> 9, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
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.
free
International Circus Festival
13, Sep, 2018 21:30 >> 16, Sep, 2018
Porto
SIX PIEDS SUR TERRE COMPANHIA LAPSUS
65 min · FRANCE
COLISEU PORTO
SAT 15 > 21H30
SUN 16 > 17H30

SOL BEMOL D’IRQUE & FIEN
60 min · BELGIUM
SANTO ILDEFONSO
THU 13 > 22H30
FRI 14 > 22H00
SAT 15 > 22H30

3 D CIE HMG
30 min · FRANCE
SÃO LÁZARO
FRI 14 > 17H00
SAT > 19H00
SUN 16 > 17H00

LA FIN DEMAIN ZIRCUS MORSA
40 min · GERMANY
POVEIROS
FRI 14 > 15H30
SAT 15 > 12H00 + 15H15

BRUIT DE COULOIR CLÉMENT DAZIN
30 min · FRANCE
PRAÇA DA BATALHA
FRI 14 > 19H00
SAT 15 > 19H00
SUN 16 > 18H00

art
The Sonnabend Collection
11, May, 2018 >> 23, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Following the presentation of ‘The Sonnabend Collection. Half a Century of American and European Art. Part I’ in 2016, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents a major exhibition devoted to the Sonnabend Collection, ‘The Sonnabend Collection. Part II’.

Created by the influential art dealer Ileana Sonnabend, the Sonnabend Collection is considered one of the most important collections of American and European art of the second half of the twentieth century, representing some of the most influential western art movements of our time. While known for her support of the prime artistic protagonists of pop art, minimalism, arte povera, post-minimalism and conceptual art, Sonnabend’s engagement continued up to her death in 2007.

Part II surveys two prevalent themes present in the Sonnabend Collection: the use of photography starting with conceptual art in the 1960s until the present; and the work of artists from the 1980s which relate to pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The exhibition includes works by Gilbert & George, Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Baldessari, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Candida Hofer, Haim Steinbach and Ashley Bickerton, among others. A presentation of sculptures by Jeff Koons, produced between 1985 and 2012, will constitute a small retrospective exhibition of works by this iconic American artist.

Curated by Antonio Homem, the exhibition in Serralves is organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia (MUVE), Ca’ Pesaro in Venice, and the Sonnabend Collection Foundation. At a time when the Serralves Museum is devoting increasing attention to its Collection of Portuguese and international art, the Sonnabend Collection has a particular relevance. Works from this Collection formed part of the Museum’s inaugural exhibition, ‘Circa 1968’ in 1999, several of which have remained on long-term deposit at Serralves.

Jeff Koons, Hulk (Friends), 2004–12. Polychromed bronze. 181 x 123,2 x 66 cm. Coll. The Sonnabend Collection and António Homem. © Jeff Koons. Produced for the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. Incredible Hulk, ™ & © Marvel All Rights Reserved. Digital photo: Courtesy Sonnabend Gallery, NY.
art
Contemporary Projects
Martine Syms

14, Jun, 2018 >> 30, Sep, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Contemporary Projects: Martine Sysms presents Lessons I-CLXXX is an ongoing, incomplete video work composed of thirty-second clip – a cumulative poem whose structure evolves at random. Snapshots of disconnected experiences and subjects accumulate into a mass of fragmentary narratives, relating (directly and incidentally) to the lives of black Americans. Drawn from myriad sources – including You Tube videos, 1980s TV shows, Vines and personal footage – the Lessons form a growing corpus that Syms has been making since 2014.

In Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Projects: Martine Syms Lessons I- CLXXX is curated by João Ribas Director of the Museum.
art
Frida Kahlo
Her Photos

6, Jul, 2018 >> 3, Oct, 2018
Centro Português de Fotografia
The exhibition Frida Kahlo – Her Photos is presented for the first time in Porto, Portugal, at Centro Português de Fotografia (Portuguese Photography Centre). Its opening will be on July 5th, and it will be open to the public until November 4th. The exhibit features photographs from the private collection of the famous Mexican artist, and has been an enormous success everywhere, reaching half a million visitors in fifteen different cities. Frida Kahlo – Her Photos was first presented in Mexico City, in 2009 and since then has been touring the world, in several European countries. Part of the ticket revenues will go to the Associação Salvador, which supports people with motor disabilities.
art
Table Of Dreams
Two Contemporary Art Collections

19, Apr, 2018 >> 14, Oct, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Alberto Carneiro, Alicia Framis, Ana Jotta, Blinky Palermo, Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos, Gabriel Orozco, Gabriela Albergaria, Giovanni Anselmo, Helena Almeida, James Lee Byars, Joaquim Bravo, Joel Fisher, José Pedro Croft, Julião Sarmento, Leonor Antunes, Luísa Correia Pereira, Marcelo Cidade, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Portugal, Silvia Bächli
‘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 title of the exhibition is taken from a poem by Alexandre O’Neill, an acclaimed poet and visual artist. ‘Table of Dreams’ is based on the table as both a metaphor and a source of living experience — a place of encounters, confrontations, communion, relaxation, and a social space, whether in the intimacy of the home or in an open and shared public space. The exhibition does not focus on a single form of artistic expression, but instead attempts to establish a confrontation between different modes of production and thinking. Through a dialogue between the two collections, the viewer is invited to engage in a plurality of universes and aesthetic, political and poetic questions. Although the two collections have very different profiles and dimensions, they also have common elements and complement each other. The FLAD’s Collection includes a considerable number of drawings by Portuguese artists, while the Serralves Collection — particularly rich in the period from the 1960 until 2000s — provides an international context for these works. ‘Table of Dreams: Two Contemporary Art Collections’ is part of a programme of exhibitions and sited presentations of works from the Serralves Collection that furthers the museum’s aim of making the collection visible and accessible to a broader public around the country.

Production: Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Curator: João Silvério
art
Besides, History
28, Jun, 2018 >> 15, Oct, 2018
Fundação Serralves
This exhibition proposes a three-party conversation: It involves Go Hasegawa & Associates, based in Tokyo; OFFICE Kersten Geers and David Van Severen based in Brussels; and the history of architecture.
This conversation is at the core of one of the most interesting debates in contemporary architectural practice and examines the role of the history of architecture - from recent to more distant pasts – in the work of a new generation of architects.
By adopting the format of a conversation typical historical categories such as authorship are challenged as one architect appropriates the work of the other and represents it with his own tools, comparing it with his own work to reveal similarities and differences.
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen and Go Hasegawa belong to a generation of architects born in the second half of the 1970s who has been developing not only a consistent series of projects and works, but also maintains a clear theoretical stance. Their voices are very present and are becoming strongly influential in the broader conversation that takes place within the discipline of architecture in this second decade of the twenty-first century.

This exhibition is organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and curated by Giovanna Borasi, Chief Curator at the CCA. Curatorial adaptation by Carles Muro, Adjunct Curator for Architecture Programmes at the Serralves Museum.
Photos of Kyodo House and Villa Schor by Stefano Graziani
art
Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
Oct. 2018
art
Frida Kahlo
Her Photos

6, Jul, 2018 >> 3, Oct, 2018
Centro Português de Fotografia
The exhibition Frida Kahlo – Her Photos is presented for the first time in Porto, Portugal, at Centro Português de Fotografia (Portuguese Photography Centre). Its opening will be on July 5th, and it will be open to the public until November 4th. The exhibit features photographs from the private collection of the famous Mexican artist, and has been an enormous success everywhere, reaching half a million visitors in fifteen different cities. Frida Kahlo – Her Photos was first presented in Mexico City, in 2009 and since then has been touring the world, in several European countries. Part of the ticket revenues will go to the Associação Salvador, which supports people with motor disabilities.
music
Sarah McKenxie
4, Oct, 2018 21:30 (Thursday)
Casa da Música
Sarah McKenzie presents at Sala Suggia Paris in The Rain, her most recent album released in 2017 by Impulse!. About four years ago, the singer and pianist participated in the Umbria Jazz Festival competition, and won a full scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Eighteen months later she was invited by Universal Publishing France to record an album for Impulse!. Brian Bacchus (Norah Jones, Gregory Porter) produced her debut album, We Could Be Lovers (2015), which featured a number of original songs from Cole Porter, Gershwin, Mancini, Ellington and Jerome Kern. Since then, Sarah McKenzie has been performing in jazz clubs in Paris, London, Vienna, Munich and Sydney. She has also been to the festivals of Monterey, Juan-les-Pins, Marciac and Perugia, Dizzy and Minton in New York.
art
Table Of Dreams
Two Contemporary Art Collections

19, Apr, 2018 >> 14, Oct, 2018
Fundação Serralves
Alberto Carneiro, Alicia Framis, Ana Jotta, Blinky Palermo, Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos, Gabriel Orozco, Gabriela Albergaria, Giovanni Anselmo, Helena Almeida, James Lee Byars, Joaquim Bravo, Joel Fisher, José Pedro Croft, Julião Sarmento, Leonor Antunes, Luísa Correia Pereira, Marcelo Cidade, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Portugal, Silvia Bächli
‘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 title of the exhibition is taken from a poem by Alexandre O’Neill, an acclaimed poet and visual artist. ‘Table of Dreams’ is based on the table as both a metaphor and a source of living experience — a place of encounters, confrontations, communion, relaxation, and a social space, whether in the intimacy of the home or in an open and shared public space. The exhibition does not focus on a single form of artistic expression, but instead attempts to establish a confrontation between different modes of production and thinking. Through a dialogue between the two collections, the viewer is invited to engage in a plurality of universes and aesthetic, political and poetic questions. Although the two collections have very different profiles and dimensions, they also have common elements and complement each other. The FLAD’s Collection includes a considerable number of drawings by Portuguese artists, while the Serralves Collection — particularly rich in the period from the 1960 until 2000s — provides an international context for these works. ‘Table of Dreams: Two Contemporary Art Collections’ is part of a programme of exhibitions and sited presentations of works from the Serralves Collection that furthers the museum’s aim of making the collection visible and accessible to a broader public around the country.

Production: Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Curator: João Silvério
art
Besides, History
28, Jun, 2018 >> 15, Oct, 2018
Fundação Serralves
This exhibition proposes a three-party conversation: It involves Go Hasegawa & Associates, based in Tokyo; OFFICE Kersten Geers and David Van Severen based in Brussels; and the history of architecture.
This conversation is at the core of one of the most interesting debates in contemporary architectural practice and examines the role of the history of architecture - from recent to more distant pasts – in the work of a new generation of architects.
By adopting the format of a conversation typical historical categories such as authorship are challenged as one architect appropriates the work of the other and represents it with his own tools, comparing it with his own work to reveal similarities and differences.
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen and Go Hasegawa belong to a generation of architects born in the second half of the 1970s who has been developing not only a consistent series of projects and works, but also maintains a clear theoretical stance. Their voices are very present and are becoming strongly influential in the broader conversation that takes place within the discipline of architecture in this second decade of the twenty-first century.

This exhibition is organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and curated by Giovanna Borasi, Chief Curator at the CCA. Curatorial adaptation by Carles Muro, Adjunct Curator for Architecture Programmes at the Serralves Museum.
Photos of Kyodo House and Villa Schor by Stefano Graziani
art
Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
Nov. 2018
art
Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
Dec. 2018
music
Patrick Watson
5, Dec, 2018 21:30 (Wednesday)
Casa da Música
Patrick Watson is back with a new album ' Melodie Noire "and with it a luxurious tour in national territory.
Having played in Portugal for the last time in 2015, we missed this Canadian, that continues to amaze the world with his originality and geniality.
Cherished by the Portuguese public and with a special passion for our country. Patrick Watson promises again an unforgettable "sound" trip , full of fantastic environments to which we already have come through by the numerous disks and sold-out concerts throughout the ages.
In addition to the new themes, there are plenty of classics such as "To Build A Home" among others.
A unique opportunity not to be missed.
art
Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
Jan. 2019
art
Anish Kapoor
Works, Thoughts, Experiments

6, Jul, 2018 >> 6, Jan, 2019
Fundação Serralves
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.
The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.
Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning.
The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.