FROM 19 SEP 2015 TO 20 SEP 2015
ALEX CECCHETTI, ANASTASIA AX & LARS SILTBERG, ISABEL CARVALHO, KOVÁCS/O’DOHERTY, LORETO MARTÍNEZ TRONCOSO, MARIA HASSABI, MUSA PARADISIACA, NEW NOVETTA, VIVO.
First edition of a new field of programming of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, entitled "Museum as Performance”, which consists of a programme of performances that will take place annually in its various spaces.
This programme recognises the growing importance of the performing arts in the world of contemporary art and contributes to secure the history of Serralves as a pioneering museum in terms of transdisciplinary initiatives, characterised by constant intersections between the visual and performing arts, and the regular presence of leading international figures from the worlds of dance, the performing arts and contemporary music. The invitation to artists to inject life into the museum’s spaces also reflects Serralves’ interest in working with artists whose work responds to its unique architectural context and natural surroundings.
This programme aims to reflect the diversity of current perspectives about current performing arts – from work on language, exploration of the relationship with theatre (through attention to the spoken word, and also incorporation of props), connections and tensions between physical action and drawing or sculpture, questioning of the autonomy of the impacts of a performance as an installation and memory and the long-term construction of relationships with the architectural and acoustical space.
"Museum as Performance” is curated by Cristina Grande, Ricardo Nicolau and Pedro Rocha - who are, respectively, the programmers of dance and performance, the visual arts and music of Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.