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  • Jorge Pinheiro, Untitled, 1968, oil on wood, 76 5/8 × 58 5/8".

    JORGE PINHEIRO

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
    Rua Dom João de Castro, 210
    September 15 - January 7

    Curated by Pedro Cabrita Reis

    There is no doubt that Jorge Pinheiro occupies a singular place in the history of Portuguese art since 1950, but observers differ in their characterizations of the nature of his achievement and the greatest strengths of his work. He deploys both figuration and abstraction in his art, intermingling those two modes in complex ways to generate works that are strikingly diverse in appearance, yet united by a systematic austerity. More than eighty such paintings, drawings, and sculptures will be on view in this retrospective, which terms itself historical but also includes a new sculpture conceived for the museum, and is curated by artist and Pinheiro enthusiast Pedro Cabrita Reis, with installation design by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.
    Translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers