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Philippe Parreno
A Time Coloured Space

4, Feb, 2017 10:00 >> 6, May, 2017
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents A Time Coloured Space, a major exhibition by French artist Philippe Parreno, his first in Portugal. Curated by the Director of the Museum, Suzanne Cotter, the exhibition will span all thirteen rooms of the Museum, across two floors, and extending to the Museum’s Auditorium. A Time Coloured Space is structured on the mathematical model of the fugue, and conceived around the idea of the counterpoint, or ritournelle, a principle, whereby a particular passage is repeated at regular interludes within a musical arrangement to create compositional meaning. Governed by a similar method, A Time Coloured Space is determined not by its ‘objects’, but by the regularity and rhythm of their appearance. The exhibition features some of Parreno’s most emblematic work dating from the 1990s to the present and new works created specifically for the context. Throughout his practice, Parreno has redefined the exhibition experience by exploring its possibilities as a coherent ‘object’ and a medium in its own right, rather than as a collection of individual works. To this end, he conceives his exhibitions as a scripted space in which a series of events unfolds. Placed within the philosophical framework of Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition (1968), each of the exhibition’s thirteen rooms is a recurrence of the last, differentiated only by variations in colour and arrangement. By introducing these recurring variables, Parreno takes the ritournelle principle beyond its musical understanding to what Deleuze described as ‘a repetition of the different’. As the past and the future are inscribed into the present, the exhibition becomes an automaton, a factory in which to engineer these variables, and a form of imitation becomes a new invention. Among the works included are Parreno’s Speech Bubbles (1997 and ongoing), helium-filled balloons in the shape of cartoon speech bubbles. Empty of words, they congregate and hover on the ceiling of the space they inhabit. Also returning is Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year it’s an Artwork and then December it’s Christmas (2008-2016), an ongoing series of aluminium sculptures cast as snow-covered Christmas trees. More than 200 of Parreno’s ink drawings, created between 2012 and 2016, and the series of screen prints titled Fade To Black will also be on display. A series of light objects: AC/DC Snakes and Happy Ending will also punctuate the space. A recent addition to the Serralves Museum’s permanent collection, the spectacular light work Quasi Objects: Marquee (cluster) will be installed in the auditorium foyer, signalling the cinema’s presence. The Auditorium of the Museum will be transformed into a form of cinéma en permanence.


On Friday 3 February, to mark the launch of the exhibition, pianist Mikhail Rudy will perform Shostakovich’s Fugue, No. 24 in D-Minor. For the duration, the composition will be repeated on the Disklavier piano by a computer programme attempting to learn the musical score, in a continued iteration and reprise that will in turn activate lights, a revolving wall, and window blinds that permeate the exhibition’s framework.


‘Philippe Parreno: A Time Coloured Space’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and is accompanied by a publication written by Adam Thirwell in collaboration with Philippe Parreno and designed by Frith Studio, London.
art
Contemporary Projects
Ana Manso
Yo-Yo

23, Feb, 2017 10:00 >> 6, May, 2017
"Yo-yo" is Ana Manso’s first solo exhibition in a museum. It features recent paintings by the young Portuguese painter and two murals produced directly on the walls of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art’ Contemporary Gallery. The artist meticulously observed the space, using it as a temporary studio during a short period of time. Manso's paintings are based on sophisticated games between figure and background, opacities and transparencies and explore tensions between abstraction and figuration through the use of concrete references that the artist retrieves from various sources - including architectural and decorative details in the urban landscape, images extracted from magazines and books, and details from other artist’s paintings and drawings.


The exhibition is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and is curated by Ricardo Nicolau, curator and deputy to the museum’s director.


The exhibition is integrated in the Contemporary Projects programme - a dynamic platform for the presentation of works by emerging or established artists, who explore different disciplines in order to develop new art forms relevant to a younger generation.
art
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Visions of the Alhambra

8, Mar, 2017 10:00 >> 27, May, 2017
Álvaro Siza Vieira is perhaps the most poetic and rigorous master of contemporary architecture. His imagination was first captivated by the Alhambra in the 1940s, during family travels, that engendered his seminal introductions to architecture. His visits to Granada later multiplied, and in 1984, when it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Siza also rose to international recognition and started winning numerous awards. In 2011, Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos won the "Alhambra Atrium" International Ideas Contest, with their project that proposed a "New Gate" for the 21st century, which symbolises, in continuity, all the entrances to this acropolis, of timeless modernity. Inspired by Siza’s hallmark distillation of memory and topography, the project proposes an embryonic structure that combines nature, and the past and present, offering equal zones of shade, water and vegetation. Merging with the surrounding landscape, the project emphasises, via its public square and panoramic platform, the contemplative aspect of Islamic culture. It can cater to distribution of the Alhambra’s 8,500 visitors per day. The harmonious management of multiple interventions is undoubtedly the most perennial synthesis of the Alhambra complex, a linguistic codex that this exhibition highlights from the viewpoint of the genius of Álvaro Siza - unifying spaces, geometries, cultures and times.
Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the exhibition "Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of the Alhambra" is curated by the architect António Choupina
still in Mar. 2017
music
Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No 2
31, Mar, 2017 21:30 (Friday)
Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música Baldur Brönnimann conducting

Sergei Rachmaninoff Sinfonia nº 2

Rachmaninoff's biggest and most famous symphony under the direction of the principal conductor of Orquestra Sinfónica Casa da Música, the Swiss Baldur Brönnimann. The popularity of Symphony No. 2 is only surpassed by the fame of the Russian composer's piano concertos, remaining as one of the great symphonies in the regular repertoire of orchestras all over the world. A great work, well orchestrated, that finds in its Adagio the best and most unmistakable manifestation of Rachmaninoff's melodic verve, ending with a brilliant manifestation of energy that leaves no one indifferent.
art
Philippe Parreno
A Time Coloured Space

4, Feb, 2017 10:00 >> 6, May, 2017
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents A Time Coloured Space, a major exhibition by French artist Philippe Parreno, his first in Portugal. Curated by the Director of the Museum, Suzanne Cotter, the exhibition will span all thirteen rooms of the Museum, across two floors, and extending to the Museum’s Auditorium. A Time Coloured Space is structured on the mathematical model of the fugue, and conceived around the idea of the counterpoint, or ritournelle, a principle, whereby a particular passage is repeated at regular interludes within a musical arrangement to create compositional meaning. Governed by a similar method, A Time Coloured Space is determined not by its ‘objects’, but by the regularity and rhythm of their appearance. The exhibition features some of Parreno’s most emblematic work dating from the 1990s to the present and new works created specifically for the context. Throughout his practice, Parreno has redefined the exhibition experience by exploring its possibilities as a coherent ‘object’ and a medium in its own right, rather than as a collection of individual works. To this end, he conceives his exhibitions as a scripted space in which a series of events unfolds. Placed within the philosophical framework of Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition (1968), each of the exhibition’s thirteen rooms is a recurrence of the last, differentiated only by variations in colour and arrangement. By introducing these recurring variables, Parreno takes the ritournelle principle beyond its musical understanding to what Deleuze described as ‘a repetition of the different’. As the past and the future are inscribed into the present, the exhibition becomes an automaton, a factory in which to engineer these variables, and a form of imitation becomes a new invention. Among the works included are Parreno’s Speech Bubbles (1997 and ongoing), helium-filled balloons in the shape of cartoon speech bubbles. Empty of words, they congregate and hover on the ceiling of the space they inhabit. Also returning is Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year it’s an Artwork and then December it’s Christmas (2008-2016), an ongoing series of aluminium sculptures cast as snow-covered Christmas trees. More than 200 of Parreno’s ink drawings, created between 2012 and 2016, and the series of screen prints titled Fade To Black will also be on display. A series of light objects: AC/DC Snakes and Happy Ending will also punctuate the space. A recent addition to the Serralves Museum’s permanent collection, the spectacular light work Quasi Objects: Marquee (cluster) will be installed in the auditorium foyer, signalling the cinema’s presence. The Auditorium of the Museum will be transformed into a form of cinéma en permanence.


On Friday 3 February, to mark the launch of the exhibition, pianist Mikhail Rudy will perform Shostakovich’s Fugue, No. 24 in D-Minor. For the duration, the composition will be repeated on the Disklavier piano by a computer programme attempting to learn the musical score, in a continued iteration and reprise that will in turn activate lights, a revolving wall, and window blinds that permeate the exhibition’s framework.


‘Philippe Parreno: A Time Coloured Space’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and is accompanied by a publication written by Adam Thirwell in collaboration with Philippe Parreno and designed by Frith Studio, London.
art
Contemporary Projects
Ana Manso
Yo-Yo

23, Feb, 2017 10:00 >> 6, May, 2017
"Yo-yo" is Ana Manso’s first solo exhibition in a museum. It features recent paintings by the young Portuguese painter and two murals produced directly on the walls of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art’ Contemporary Gallery. The artist meticulously observed the space, using it as a temporary studio during a short period of time. Manso's paintings are based on sophisticated games between figure and background, opacities and transparencies and explore tensions between abstraction and figuration through the use of concrete references that the artist retrieves from various sources - including architectural and decorative details in the urban landscape, images extracted from magazines and books, and details from other artist’s paintings and drawings.


The exhibition is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and is curated by Ricardo Nicolau, curator and deputy to the museum’s director.


The exhibition is integrated in the Contemporary Projects programme - a dynamic platform for the presentation of works by emerging or established artists, who explore different disciplines in order to develop new art forms relevant to a younger generation.
art
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Visions of the Alhambra

8, Mar, 2017 10:00 >> 27, May, 2017
Álvaro Siza Vieira is perhaps the most poetic and rigorous master of contemporary architecture. His imagination was first captivated by the Alhambra in the 1940s, during family travels, that engendered his seminal introductions to architecture. His visits to Granada later multiplied, and in 1984, when it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Siza also rose to international recognition and started winning numerous awards. In 2011, Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos won the "Alhambra Atrium" International Ideas Contest, with their project that proposed a "New Gate" for the 21st century, which symbolises, in continuity, all the entrances to this acropolis, of timeless modernity. Inspired by Siza’s hallmark distillation of memory and topography, the project proposes an embryonic structure that combines nature, and the past and present, offering equal zones of shade, water and vegetation. Merging with the surrounding landscape, the project emphasises, via its public square and panoramic platform, the contemplative aspect of Islamic culture. It can cater to distribution of the Alhambra’s 8,500 visitors per day. The harmonious management of multiple interventions is undoubtedly the most perennial synthesis of the Alhambra complex, a linguistic codex that this exhibition highlights from the viewpoint of the genius of Álvaro Siza - unifying spaces, geometries, cultures and times.
Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the exhibition "Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of the Alhambra" is curated by the architect António Choupina
Apr. 2017
art
Philippe Parreno
A Time Coloured Space

4, Feb, 2017 10:00 >> 6, May, 2017
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents A Time Coloured Space, a major exhibition by French artist Philippe Parreno, his first in Portugal. Curated by the Director of the Museum, Suzanne Cotter, the exhibition will span all thirteen rooms of the Museum, across two floors, and extending to the Museum’s Auditorium. A Time Coloured Space is structured on the mathematical model of the fugue, and conceived around the idea of the counterpoint, or ritournelle, a principle, whereby a particular passage is repeated at regular interludes within a musical arrangement to create compositional meaning. Governed by a similar method, A Time Coloured Space is determined not by its ‘objects’, but by the regularity and rhythm of their appearance. The exhibition features some of Parreno’s most emblematic work dating from the 1990s to the present and new works created specifically for the context. Throughout his practice, Parreno has redefined the exhibition experience by exploring its possibilities as a coherent ‘object’ and a medium in its own right, rather than as a collection of individual works. To this end, he conceives his exhibitions as a scripted space in which a series of events unfolds. Placed within the philosophical framework of Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition (1968), each of the exhibition’s thirteen rooms is a recurrence of the last, differentiated only by variations in colour and arrangement. By introducing these recurring variables, Parreno takes the ritournelle principle beyond its musical understanding to what Deleuze described as ‘a repetition of the different’. As the past and the future are inscribed into the present, the exhibition becomes an automaton, a factory in which to engineer these variables, and a form of imitation becomes a new invention. Among the works included are Parreno’s Speech Bubbles (1997 and ongoing), helium-filled balloons in the shape of cartoon speech bubbles. Empty of words, they congregate and hover on the ceiling of the space they inhabit. Also returning is Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year it’s an Artwork and then December it’s Christmas (2008-2016), an ongoing series of aluminium sculptures cast as snow-covered Christmas trees. More than 200 of Parreno’s ink drawings, created between 2012 and 2016, and the series of screen prints titled Fade To Black will also be on display. A series of light objects: AC/DC Snakes and Happy Ending will also punctuate the space. A recent addition to the Serralves Museum’s permanent collection, the spectacular light work Quasi Objects: Marquee (cluster) will be installed in the auditorium foyer, signalling the cinema’s presence. The Auditorium of the Museum will be transformed into a form of cinéma en permanence.


On Friday 3 February, to mark the launch of the exhibition, pianist Mikhail Rudy will perform Shostakovich’s Fugue, No. 24 in D-Minor. For the duration, the composition will be repeated on the Disklavier piano by a computer programme attempting to learn the musical score, in a continued iteration and reprise that will in turn activate lights, a revolving wall, and window blinds that permeate the exhibition’s framework.


‘Philippe Parreno: A Time Coloured Space’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and is accompanied by a publication written by Adam Thirwell in collaboration with Philippe Parreno and designed by Frith Studio, London.
art
Contemporary Projects
Ana Manso
Yo-Yo

23, Feb, 2017 10:00 >> 6, May, 2017
"Yo-yo" is Ana Manso’s first solo exhibition in a museum. It features recent paintings by the young Portuguese painter and two murals produced directly on the walls of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art’ Contemporary Gallery. The artist meticulously observed the space, using it as a temporary studio during a short period of time. Manso's paintings are based on sophisticated games between figure and background, opacities and transparencies and explore tensions between abstraction and figuration through the use of concrete references that the artist retrieves from various sources - including architectural and decorative details in the urban landscape, images extracted from magazines and books, and details from other artist’s paintings and drawings.


The exhibition is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and is curated by Ricardo Nicolau, curator and deputy to the museum’s director.


The exhibition is integrated in the Contemporary Projects programme - a dynamic platform for the presentation of works by emerging or established artists, who explore different disciplines in order to develop new art forms relevant to a younger generation.
art
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Visions of the Alhambra

8, Mar, 2017 10:00 >> 27, May, 2017
Álvaro Siza Vieira is perhaps the most poetic and rigorous master of contemporary architecture. His imagination was first captivated by the Alhambra in the 1940s, during family travels, that engendered his seminal introductions to architecture. His visits to Granada later multiplied, and in 1984, when it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Siza also rose to international recognition and started winning numerous awards. In 2011, Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos won the "Alhambra Atrium" International Ideas Contest, with their project that proposed a "New Gate" for the 21st century, which symbolises, in continuity, all the entrances to this acropolis, of timeless modernity. Inspired by Siza’s hallmark distillation of memory and topography, the project proposes an embryonic structure that combines nature, and the past and present, offering equal zones of shade, water and vegetation. Merging with the surrounding landscape, the project emphasises, via its public square and panoramic platform, the contemplative aspect of Islamic culture. It can cater to distribution of the Alhambra’s 8,500 visitors per day. The harmonious management of multiple interventions is undoubtedly the most perennial synthesis of the Alhambra complex, a linguistic codex that this exhibition highlights from the viewpoint of the genius of Álvaro Siza - unifying spaces, geometries, cultures and times.
Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the exhibition "Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of the Alhambra" is curated by the architect António Choupina
May. 2017
pop
The Gift
1, May, 2017 21:30 (Monday)
"ALTAR" is the new album of GIFT, with world release date on April 7, produced by the iconic Brian Eno and mixed by Flood.
A life project that takes place in 2017 and that the Gift presents, live, in April and May. An album of 10 songs, timeless. Made for two years. Thought along three. Dreamed over twenty-two.
An album that, live, becomes a spectacle that portrays all the emotions experienced throughout this process and invites the audience to dance, to vibrate. To think and above all to celebrate the present, living it.
(automatic translation)
pop
José Gonzalez
2, May, 2017 21:30 (Tuesday)
José Gonzalez is returning to Portugal for 4 solo concerts in an intimate setting. After the release of his first solo album in 6 years, Vestiges & Claws, José Gonzalez once again climbs to our stage for 4 "candlelight" concerts, which will sing hymns about the love and life that have earned the Swedish artist About 1 million copies sold all over the world. From guitar to fist and voice in riste, José Gonzalez promises to warm hearts and make the public oscillate between melancholic and inspirational melodies, adorned with invigorating lyrics and full of feeling that will surely delight the cities of Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra and São Miguel. "Every age has its turn Every branch of the tree has to learn Learn to grow, find its way Make the best of this short-lived stay." An emblematic concert that you can not miss!
(automatic translation)
art
Philippe Parreno
A Time Coloured Space

4, Feb, 2017 10:00 >> 6, May, 2017
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents A Time Coloured Space, a major exhibition by French artist Philippe Parreno, his first in Portugal. Curated by the Director of the Museum, Suzanne Cotter, the exhibition will span all thirteen rooms of the Museum, across two floors, and extending to the Museum’s Auditorium. A Time Coloured Space is structured on the mathematical model of the fugue, and conceived around the idea of the counterpoint, or ritournelle, a principle, whereby a particular passage is repeated at regular interludes within a musical arrangement to create compositional meaning. Governed by a similar method, A Time Coloured Space is determined not by its ‘objects’, but by the regularity and rhythm of their appearance. The exhibition features some of Parreno’s most emblematic work dating from the 1990s to the present and new works created specifically for the context. Throughout his practice, Parreno has redefined the exhibition experience by exploring its possibilities as a coherent ‘object’ and a medium in its own right, rather than as a collection of individual works. To this end, he conceives his exhibitions as a scripted space in which a series of events unfolds. Placed within the philosophical framework of Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition (1968), each of the exhibition’s thirteen rooms is a recurrence of the last, differentiated only by variations in colour and arrangement. By introducing these recurring variables, Parreno takes the ritournelle principle beyond its musical understanding to what Deleuze described as ‘a repetition of the different’. As the past and the future are inscribed into the present, the exhibition becomes an automaton, a factory in which to engineer these variables, and a form of imitation becomes a new invention. Among the works included are Parreno’s Speech Bubbles (1997 and ongoing), helium-filled balloons in the shape of cartoon speech bubbles. Empty of words, they congregate and hover on the ceiling of the space they inhabit. Also returning is Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year it’s an Artwork and then December it’s Christmas (2008-2016), an ongoing series of aluminium sculptures cast as snow-covered Christmas trees. More than 200 of Parreno’s ink drawings, created between 2012 and 2016, and the series of screen prints titled Fade To Black will also be on display. A series of light objects: AC/DC Snakes and Happy Ending will also punctuate the space. A recent addition to the Serralves Museum’s permanent collection, the spectacular light work Quasi Objects: Marquee (cluster) will be installed in the auditorium foyer, signalling the cinema’s presence. The Auditorium of the Museum will be transformed into a form of cinéma en permanence.


On Friday 3 February, to mark the launch of the exhibition, pianist Mikhail Rudy will perform Shostakovich’s Fugue, No. 24 in D-Minor. For the duration, the composition will be repeated on the Disklavier piano by a computer programme attempting to learn the musical score, in a continued iteration and reprise that will in turn activate lights, a revolving wall, and window blinds that permeate the exhibition’s framework.


‘Philippe Parreno: A Time Coloured Space’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and is accompanied by a publication written by Adam Thirwell in collaboration with Philippe Parreno and designed by Frith Studio, London.
art
Contemporary Projects
Ana Manso
Yo-Yo

23, Feb, 2017 10:00 >> 6, May, 2017
"Yo-yo" is Ana Manso’s first solo exhibition in a museum. It features recent paintings by the young Portuguese painter and two murals produced directly on the walls of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art’ Contemporary Gallery. The artist meticulously observed the space, using it as a temporary studio during a short period of time. Manso's paintings are based on sophisticated games between figure and background, opacities and transparencies and explore tensions between abstraction and figuration through the use of concrete references that the artist retrieves from various sources - including architectural and decorative details in the urban landscape, images extracted from magazines and books, and details from other artist’s paintings and drawings.


The exhibition is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and is curated by Ricardo Nicolau, curator and deputy to the museum’s director.


The exhibition is integrated in the Contemporary Projects programme - a dynamic platform for the presentation of works by emerging or established artists, who explore different disciplines in order to develop new art forms relevant to a younger generation.
art
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Visions of the Alhambra

8, Mar, 2017 10:00 >> 27, May, 2017
Álvaro Siza Vieira is perhaps the most poetic and rigorous master of contemporary architecture. His imagination was first captivated by the Alhambra in the 1940s, during family travels, that engendered his seminal introductions to architecture. His visits to Granada later multiplied, and in 1984, when it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Siza also rose to international recognition and started winning numerous awards. In 2011, Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos won the "Alhambra Atrium" International Ideas Contest, with their project that proposed a "New Gate" for the 21st century, which symbolises, in continuity, all the entrances to this acropolis, of timeless modernity. Inspired by Siza’s hallmark distillation of memory and topography, the project proposes an embryonic structure that combines nature, and the past and present, offering equal zones of shade, water and vegetation. Merging with the surrounding landscape, the project emphasises, via its public square and panoramic platform, the contemplative aspect of Islamic culture. It can cater to distribution of the Alhambra’s 8,500 visitors per day. The harmonious management of multiple interventions is undoubtedly the most perennial synthesis of the Alhambra complex, a linguistic codex that this exhibition highlights from the viewpoint of the genius of Álvaro Siza - unifying spaces, geometries, cultures and times.
Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the exhibition "Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of the Alhambra" is curated by the architect António Choupina
Jun. 2017
festival
NOS Primavera Sound 2017
8, Jun, 2017 15:00 >> 10, Jun, 2017
Thursday, 8 June:
Cigarettes After Sex, Flying Lotus, Grandaddy, Justice, Miguel, Rodrigo Leão & Scott Matthew, Run The Jewels, Samuel Úria;

Friday, 9 June:
Angel Olsen, Bon Iver, Cymbals Eat Guitars, First Breath After Coma, Hamilton Leithauser, Jeremy Jay, Julien Baker, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Mano Le Tough, Nicolas Jaar, Nikki Lane, Pond, Richie Hawtin, Royal Trux, Skepta, Sleaford Mods, Swans, Teenage Fanclub, Whitney;

Saturday, 10 June:
Against Me!, Aphex Twin, Bicep, The Black Angels, Death Grips, Elza Soares, Evols, The Growlers, Japandroids, Lady Wray, The Make-Up, Metronomy, Mitski, Núria Graham, Operators, Sampha, Shellac, Tycho, Wand, Weyes Blood.