Works from Francisco Tropa, Emilio Pettoruti, Claire de Santa Coloma, Hans Richter, Ella Bergmann-Michel, Marcel Breuer, Mário Cesariny, Tony Oursler, Max Ernst, Luís Noronha da Costa, José Barrias, João Penalva, Arpad Szenes, Nadir Afonso, Dziga Vertov, Ângela Ferreira, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Kurt Schwitters, Batia Suter, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, João Ferro Martins, Man Ray, Raúl Perez, Mário Botas, Louise Bourgeois, Cabrita, Luís Paulo Costa, Pierre Coulibeuf, Klaus Mosettig, João Louro, Rita Gaspar Vieira, Yves Klein, Helena Almeida, José Maçãs de Carvalho, Douglas Gordon, Louise Lawler, Ann Veronica Janssens.
In short, there’s quite a bit of artistic talent here, so for that alone this is worth a visit.
But here’s what we have from the organizers:
“The goal of this project is to regard the Berardo Collection as a horizontal territory for curatorial research: a research which produces vertical ‘cuts’—incisions on the permanent stability of the collection—thus initiating relationships more or less close in both time and space. Adopting an anachronistic stance which subtly explores the different sections, an attempt is made to examine and bring to life the various historical periods through their influence on contemporary artistic production.
The exhibition develops into a plethora of interventions spanning the various sections of the Berardo Collection along a loose (and conceptual) narrative thread centred on the philosophical concept of the constellation. The Museum’s space is thus transformed into a place of experimentation, the result of a ‘choreography’ of thought processes. The aim is to provide a conceptual representation of a research model for the Collection, which is constantly evolving, that opens out onto a speculative, poetic horizon.”
For more of the same, if you must, read here.
Open daily, free on Saturdays, for updated hours, go to https://en.museuberardo.pt/exhibitions/current.