Opening of the Álvaro Siza Wing in Serralves



On February 24, Serralves opened to the public the inaugural exhibitions of the new Álvaro Siza Wing, “Anagramas Improváveis. Works from the Serralves Collection” and “C.A.S.A: Álvaro Siza Collection”, with free admission throughout the Foundation and special programming throughout the day.

A significant part of the first exhibition of the Serralves Collection in the Álvaro Siza Wing recognizes the importance of language in the artistic production of the collection’s founding years (1960-70s) and in the art collected by Serralves to the present. Titled “Anagramas Improváveis” – in homage to the experimental poets who revolutionized Portuguese art and literature in the 1960s-70s, especially Ana Hatherly -, the exhibition presents some of the names associated with that movement (Ana Hatherly, E.M. de Melo e Castro, Salete Tavares, Silvestre Pestana) and artists for whom writing is a regular and complementary activity to the production of visual works (such as Marlene Dumas and Ana Jotta).

From a bestiary to a habitable body or a dream structure, visitors will be able to explore the words and ideas of architect Álvaro Siza, recreating and reimagining the numerous “houses” in the exhibition as architectural animals, ever-growing bodies or layers of dreams in construction. Through collage, drawing and models exercises, you will see how each space is transformed into a new imaginary world of shapes, turning each architectural project into a new living organism.

Based on this premise, a reading program has been designed in which, within the exhibition space, visitors will be able to be surprised by the words written by some of the artists represented. These words will be recited by the artists Maria Vasquez, Mariana Gil, Sara Yasmine and Inês Campos, from the polyphonic singing group Sopa de Pedra.


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