A Time Coloured Space
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
3 February 2017 – 1 May 2017
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents A Time Coloured Space, a major exhibition by French artist Philippe Parreno, his first in Portugal. Curated by the Director of the museum, Suzanne Cotter, the exhibition will span thirteen rooms, across two floors, occupying the museum's entire building.
The exhibition is structured on the mathematical model of the fugue, and conceived around the idea of the counterpoint, or ritournelle, a principle whereby a particular passage is repeated at regular interludes within a musical arrangement to create compositional meaning. Governed by a similar method, A Time Coloured Space is determined not by its 'objects', but by the regularity and rhythm of their appearance, featuring some of Parreno's most emblematic work dating back to the 1990s.