June 15, 2017 - Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art - Nick Mauss: Intricate Others / Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition After the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo
June 15, 2017

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art

Left: Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition After the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, Porto: Fundação de Serralves, 2017. Catalogue cover. Design by Márcia Novais. Right: Nick Mauss, Untitled 2017, Courtesy of the artist, New York.

Nick Mauss
Intricate Others
June 22–September 24, 2017

Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition After the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo
July 1–October 1, 2017

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Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition After the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo
Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition after the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo marks the second time Serralves receives the São Paulo Biennial in Europe. The presentation at Serralves extends the reflection of the 32nd Biennial on the current conditions of life and the strategies offered by contemporary art to harbor or inhabit uncertainty. Resulting from a dialogue between the curator of the 32nd edition of the Bienal, Jochen Volz, and the Deputy Director and Senior Curator of the Museum, João Ribas, the exhibition is conceived in relation to the unique architecture and landscape of Serralves.

Installations, drawings, video and performance-based work by Sonia Andrade, Alicia Barney, Lourdes Castro, Öyvind Fahlström, Carla Filipe, Leon Hirszman, Lais Myrrha, Vídeo nas Aldeias, and Grada Kilomba will be on view throughout the Serralves Museum and surrounding park.

In addition, five architecture studios from Porto—depA, Diogo Aguiar Studio, Fahr, fala atelier and Ottotto—have been commissioned to design and build temporary structures to host works by Gabriel Abrantes, Jonathas de Andrade, Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller, Priscila Fernandes and Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca throughout the Serralves park.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Jochen Volz, Julia Rebouças, and João Ribas.

Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition After the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo is organized by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo in collaboration with the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto. The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo was curated by Jochen Volz, with co-curators Gabi Ngcobo, Júlia Rebouças, Lars Bang Larsen and Sofía Olascoaga.

For further information and image requests, please contact Marta Morais: m.morais [​at​] serralves.pt.  

About Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
The second oldest art biennial exhibition in the world, the Bienal de São Paulo is organized by Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, one of the most influential contemporary art institutions in Latin America. Since its inaugural edition in 1951, there have been 32 Biennales exhibiting 67 thousand works by 14 thousand artists from over 160 countries and seen by 9 million visitors. The institution also houses a historic modern and contemporary art archive that is a reference throughout Latin America and receives researchers from all around the world.

 

Nick Mauss: Intricate Others
For his first solo exhibition in Portugal, Nick Mauss (New York, 1980) has produced new work in response to an extended encounter with the Serralves Villa, a landmark Art Deco building. Installed within and against the unique architectural and decorative elements of the building, the exhibition proceeds in the form of an unfolding encounter with the grand, vacant, formerly domestic spaces of its architecture, inciting a disordering of psychological and physical circulation. Intricate Others resonates with histories of exhibition design and display, decoration and affect, proposing the choreography of space as an indirect mode of address. The constellation of works and models for unrealized spaces are situated throughout the building, at key points of tension, enacting a play of repetition, remembering and intensification. Mauss treats the entirety of the building as a set where artworks are thought of as visible forms that perform with the presence of live bodies.

Nick Mauss: Intricate Others is organized by Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, and curated by João Ribas, Deputy Director and Senior Curator of the Serralves Museum.

About Serralves
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary is the foremost museum for contemporary art in Portugal, and one of Europe’s most renowned institutions for contemporary art and culture. Uniquely sited on the grounds of the Serralves Foundation, which also comprises a park and the Serralves Villa, the Museum designed by Álvaro Siza opened in 1999. Through its exhibitions, collection, publications, performing arts, and public programmes, the museum fosters the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and culture in Portugal and around the world. 

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