previews

  • Helena Almeida, Estudo para um enrique-cimento interior (Study for Inner Improvement) (detail), 1977, acrylic on six gelatin silver prints, each 19 1/8 × 11 5/8".

    Helena Almeida

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
    Rua Dom João de Castro, 210
    October 15 - January 17

    Curated by Marta Moreira de Almeida and João Ribas

    This major survey promises to assure Helena Almeida’s stature as a significant post-Minimalist artist. Featuring roughly seventy-five works made between 1966 and 2015, the exhibition focuses on Almeida’s take on the relationship between representation and performance, underscoring the role of the body in her output. It will highlight the painted black-and-white photographic self-portraits depicting movement sequences for which the artist is recognized but will also explore lesser-known aspects of her practice, including early paintings, drawings, and recent videos staged in her studio. A catalogue comprising an interview with the artist conducted by the curators and essays by Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, Connie Butler, and Peggy Phelan will accompany the exhibition. Travels to the Jeu de Paume, Paris, Feb. 9–May 22, 2016; Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, fall 2016.