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Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Photostructuralism
15, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 10, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
art
Nick Mauss
22, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 24, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
still in Jun. 2017
music
A Primeira de Brahms
30, Jun, 2017 21:00 (Friday)
Casa da Música
The story is one of the most famous in the history of music, as is the symphony with the number 45 in the long series of symphonies that Haydn wrote. According to what Haydn told his biographers at the end of his life, in 1772 the Prince of Eszterházy extended his stay at his summer palace far beyond what was expected and most of the musicians who were staying with him were forced to leave their wives back at home. Missing their families, the musicians asked Haydn to intervene. With great subtlety, the composer added an adagio at the end of the symphony where the musicians stoped playing successively until there were only two musicians, in a clear sign that it was time to leave. The Prince understood the message and the court returned to Eisenstadt the next day. With Brahms’ fabulous homage to Haydn and Beethoven’s heritage in Brahms writing, this is a classic and unmissable programme.
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Photostructuralism
15, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 10, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
art
Nick Mauss
22, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 24, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
Jul. 2017
sports
Climbing Porto
2, Jul, 2017 14:00 (Sunday)
Porto a Subir is a unique and different event in which several brave participants take up the challenge of climbing the stairs of Guindais and Codeçal. The challenge is hard and there are many participants who each year test their physical capacity to the limit giving their maximum to overcome this challenge.
music
Salvador Sobral
5, Jul, 2017 21:00 (Wednesday)
Casa da Música
Before “Amar pelos Dois”, the song that won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, Salvador Sobral was already spreading love in several national and international stages. Excuse Me is his debut album and makes no excuses in terms of musical and performative talent. In a journey that begins with jazz, Salvador Sobral shows his influences of bossa nova and the sweet sonorities of Latin America as well as an unexpected, unique and overwhelming interpretation.
free
Maia Symphonic
7, Jul, 2017 21:00 (Friday)
Praça Dr. José Vieira de Carvalho
Maia will once again welcome Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música for a festive concert offered to the city. The Polovtsian Dances unveil a greatly exotic musical universe, alternating the dances of the boys and the dances of the maidens in a dispute that takes the orchestra to the highest degrees of exuberant virtuosity. The music of Alberto Ginastera, one of the most important names in Latin American music, crosses the ocean to pay tribute to the gauchos and their endangered lifestyle. The enthusiasm of Fandango, by Freitas Branco, with the typical sound of the castanets, ends the concert with an invitation to dance.
music
Prémio Suggia
7, Jul, 2017 21:00 (Friday)
Casa da Música
Every two years Casa da Música and the city of Porto transform into a kind of cello capital, welcoming the most promising stars of this luxuriant instrument that are competing for the International Suggia/Casa da Música Award in representation of the most prestigious schools and conservatories in Europe. After the qualifying rounds with recitals at Sala 2, three finalists will compete for the final award in a concert with Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. This final round is always directed by conductors who studied the cello, like the Portuguese Pedro Neves.
free
Gregory Porter & Orquestra Sinfónica
29, Jul, 2017 22:00 (Saturday)
Casa da Música
Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música gathers once again with one of the most impressive jazz names in the world, the unique Gregory Porter. The American singer, who combines elements of jazz, blues, gospel and soul in his music, won two Grammy Awards in the category of Best Vocal Jazz Album, first with Liquid Spirit, in 2014, and most recently with Take Me to the Alley (2017). Considered by DownBeat as the likely jazz standards of the century, Gregory Porter’s songs gain symphonic outlines in this collaboration with Orquestra Sinfónica, with arrangements by W. Friede, M. Fondse and T. Trapp, exploring the countless expressive possibilities of strongly emotional music.
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Photostructuralism
15, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 10, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
art
Nick Mauss
22, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 24, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
Aug. 2017
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Photostructuralism
15, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 10, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
art
Nick Mauss
22, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 24, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
Sep. 2017
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
art
Julie Mehretu
19, May, 2017 20:00 >> 3, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
Occupying the central gallery and rooms of the left wing of the Museum, this important exhibition presents 20 years of paintings and drawings by Julie Mehretu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970) - from 1996 to the present day. Mehretu is one of the most important artists working today. This will be her first exhibition in Portugal. Her paintings have redefined the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space. Although Mehretu is known primarily for her monumental paintings that combine architectural plans and city maps - as part of research into the themes of globalization and identity - her work is based on a simultaneously rigorous and explosive exploration of drawing. Mehretu evokes several references, ranging from surrealistic drawings to Chinese calligraphy, also including the pictorial experiences of Henri Michaux produced under the influence of mescaline. Eliminations and deletions are as important as the marks produced by the artist, thus giving rise to a palimpsest of spaces built on the basis of visual and cultural memories.
Mehretu has participated in countless international and biennial exhibitions that have won her international recognition, including, the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2005, and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. In 2009 and 2010, Mehretu exhibited a series of large-scale paintings in the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, which then travelled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her monumental panel of paintings, Mogamma, which is part of an ongoing meditation on sites of revolution and social change, was commissioned for Documenta 13 in 2013.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
free
Concertos na Avenida
Mão Morta & Remix Ensemble

8, Sep, 2017 22:00 (Friday)
Avenida dos Aliados
After the resounding success of this project’s national tour, Remix Ensemble reunites with Mão Morta, sharing the stage of Aliados Avenue in a free concert for the whole city. The original arrangements by Telmo Marques go over the entire discography of the most iconic Portuguese alternative rock band, in a perfect combination of languages that are apparently very diverse. From the classics “Facas em Sangue”, “Berlim” and “Destilo ódio” to the most recent “Pássaros a esvoaçar”, “Tiago Capitão” and “Hipnose de Suicídio”, the musical set is a journey through the imaginative universes of Adolfo Luxúria Canibal.
art
Photostructuralism
15, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 10, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.
art
Nick Mauss
22, Jun, 2017 20:00 >> 24, Sep, 2017
Fundação Serralves
The exhibition "PHOTOstructuralism" will introduce visitors to a wide range of conceptual approaches associated to the use of photographs as formal elements in artists’ publications and books. The exhibition will be grouped around Georg Herold’s work, "Das Tafelwerk" (1992) - an important and impressive edition that is an integral part of Serralves Library’s collection of artists’ publications and books. This key work consists of 597 polaroids, distributed across 28 panels that refer to the banality of day-to-day life and the immaterial meaning of works of art.
The exhibition, organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, is curated by Guy Schraenen, consultant to Serralves Library.