Almada, Um Nome de Guerra (Almada, A Name of War) and Nos Nao Estamos Algures (We Are Not Somewhere) a reinterpretation of two mixed media pieces by the artist. 15 years after 'Perspectiva: Alternativa Zero' exhibition, the same show features some of the old works as well as other new pieces of the Serralves Collection.
Curators: João Fernandes and Ricardo Nicolau
Collaboration: Ana Baliza, José Bártolo and Isabel Alves
The Serralves Villa will be the venue for a reinterpretation of two mixed media pieces by Ernesto de Sousa: Almada, Um Nome de Guerra [Almada, A Name of War] and Nós Não Estamos Algures [We Are Not Somewhere]. Developed during the 1960s and 70s, these projects stemmed from the interest of the then filmmaker and cinema critic for the work of Almada Negreiros, who Ernesto de Sousa saw as a key figure in Portuguese contemporaneity, and the study of which should contribute to a renewal or reinvention of the avant-gardes.
The two mixed media pieces aim at transforming the way in which cinema was conceived in the wake of other experiments carried out in the 1960s that became known as ‘expanded cinema’. The pieces constitute a rupture in relation to the normalized and codified context of cinema venues by transforming the cinematographic experience through performative insertions during the projection of films and slides.
Alongside the presentation of these mixed media pieces, a documental exhibition is featured that outlines the process of their making, namely the collaboration with artists from areas such as graphic design (Carlos Gentil-Homem) and experimental music (Jorge Peixinho). Posters, stickers, period photographs, music scores and letters will also be shown that were gleaned from the material that has been exemplarily preserved by Isabel Alves.
Production: Fundação de Serralves
ALMADA, UM NOME DE GUERRA / NÓS NÃO ESTAMOS ALGURES
On the Opening Night of the Exhibition, 6th July (Fri), 22h00
Artistic direction: João Sousa Cardoso
Music performance: Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa
Music director: Jaime Reis
ALTERNATIVA ZERO - NA COLECÇÃO DA FUNDAÇÃO DE SERRALVES
Curator João Fernandes
In 1977, Ernesto de Sousa organized one of the most epoch-making exhibitions of the twentieth century in Portugal: ‘Alternativa Zero’. In 1997, in recognition of the exhibition’s historical significance and of its unparalleled importance to the study of the recent memory of Portuguese art, the Fundação de Serralves has organized the show ‘Perspectiva: Alternativa Zero’, thus furthering the knowledge of contemporary art from the point of view of a Portuguese context.
Fifteen years after this ‘perspective’ on the original exhibition, the very same space, the Serralves Villa, features some of the works that were part of both shows, as well as other pieces by participating artists that have, in the meantime, become part of the Serralves Collection. At a distance of thirty-five years, the current show should contribute, as was Ernesto de Sousa’s intention, to a rethinking of the present and a focusing on the ‘now’ — indeed, 1977’s ‘Alternativa Zero’ has enabled some of today’s most searching questions.
Production: Fundação de Serralves
Jazz in the Park
07 Jul - 21 Jul 2012 - from 18:00 to 19:30 - Saturdays - Tenis Court
In each edition, Jazz in the Park brings together musical projects of undeniable quality, which aim to reflect the universal creativity and trans-cultural (and transcontinental) soul of contemporary jazz.
Over its past editions, Jazz in the Park has featured musicians who regularly perform in international concerts and festivals, thus endowing an international character to the event and providing projection for national musicians.
An event that, over 3 summer weekends, will host the various paths that have been simultaneously charted by contemporary jazz.
Curator: António Curvelo
Next and last concert of this 21st Edition:
BassDrumBone - 21 July (Sat), 18h00 - Court Tenis of Serralves Park
For further information or for images request, please contact: Sandra Olim
Assessoria de Comunicação S.Olim@serralves.pt
Rua D. Joao de Castro, 210 - Porto
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free of charge subject to acquisition of an entrance ticket in the Museum.
On Sundays, entrance is free of charge from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. The free ticket is valid until 1.30pm.