“Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen” at Serralves Museum

“Besides, History” is a three-party conversation that took place over the past year, involving Go Hasegawa, based in Tokyo, Kersten Geers and David Van Severen (OFFICE), based in Brussels, and the history of architecture.

 

Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen. Installation view, 2017 © CCA

Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen. Installation view, 2017 © CCA

 

This conversation was initiated by the CCA, an institution that was founded on the conviction that studying architecture’s ideas involves using the past and the present as tools to envision the future. (more…)

“Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments” at Serralves Museum

There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand.

 

"Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments" © Serralves

“Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments” © Serralves

 

In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist. (more…)

Serralves Museum presents “Manuel Marques de Aguiar, 1927—2015: Building Places”

Manuel Marques de Aguiar (1927–2015), an architect, urban planner, urban manager and landscape designer belongs to a generation of architects from Porto for whom drawing is a privileged tool of thought. On the basis of his drawings, blueprints and architectural projects, this exhibition highlights his desire to transform the city and the landscape, ‘building places’ that will enable livelihoods.

 

"Manuel Marques De Aguiar, 1927—2015: Building Places" © Serralves

“Manuel Marques De Aguiar, 1927—2015: Building Places” © Serralves

 

Across six units, or ‘places’, the exhibition presents different testimonies by leading figures from his generation (such as Luiz Cunha, Carlos Carvalho Dias and Álvaro Siza, among others), memories of those who accompanied the persistence of Marques de Aguiar in the articulation between work and life. (more…)