In 2014, the Serralves Museum began a series of books dedicated to the research and presentation of its collection. These publications are intended as guides to both singular artworks works and representative conceptual and thematic tendencies not only of the institution's collection, but also of Portuguese contemporary art after the 1960s. The collection is defined by a pocket book format, in which the cover shows an image partially hidden by a white strip where the title is placed – only when you open the volume, or unfold the flaps, it becomes possible to read the entire image and text.
This fifth volume “from the collection” accompanied the exhibition with the same title, held at the museum. Conceived as a series of overlapping dialogues between some of Portugal’s most influential artists from the generations of the 1960s until now, both the book and the exhibition were presented according to four loosely thematic groupings relating to gesture and the everyday, excavations of modernism, surrealist realities and the expansion of painting.
Client: Serralves Museum
Format: 148 x 210 mm, paperback