Galeria Solar da Porta dos Figos
Find out more: MATTER / ACTION
The exhibition 'Matter / Action' presents a group of sculptures from the 1960s and 1970s that reveal core aspects of artistic practices associated with British abstract sculpture, American minimalism and, particularly, post-minimalism and process art which marked the late 1960s and early 1970s, with profound consequences for subsequent generations.
The sculptural works are presented in dialogue with video works from the same period, highlighting various points of contact and interference between the two fields that were largely developed in tandem. The show intersects works by key figures from the international art scene with works by important Portuguese artists whose practices were developed in full alignment with the ground-breaking experiences that were emerging in the international context.
This exhibition, curated by Joana Valsassina, is part of the Touring Exhibitions Programme of the Serralves Collection, which aims to make the Foundation’s collection accessible to different audiences across the country.