Philippe Parreno: A Time Coloured Space at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal, February 3 – May 7, 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 spans all thirteen rooms of the Museum, across two floors, and extending to the Museum’s Auditorium.

A Time Coloured Space 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. The exhibition features some of Parreno’s most emblematic work dating from the 1990s to the present and new works created specifically for the context.” — Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art

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Philippe Parreno, QUASI-OBJECTS, ES, 2014

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Philippe Parreno by Pedro Figueiredo, Serralves 2017

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Philippe Parreno by Pedro Figueiredo, Serralves 2017

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Philippe Parreno,  Speech Bubbles, 2015 Photo: © Andrea Rossetti

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Philippe Parreno,  Speech Bubbles,  2015.  Photo: © Andrea Rossetti

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Philippe Parreno by Pedro Figueiredo, Serralves 2017

Images courtesy Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.