press release

29.01.2019 - 05.05.2019

The work of this renowned British-European artist forms part of the history of Serralves’ programming, which began with a solo exhibition here in 2002 and where later she filmed her work Boots (2003) in the Casa Rosa. Several works are also included in the Museum Collection. Her 2019 exhibition is an exciting opportunity for her to show Boots, which was acquired by the Museum, alongside her new ambitious film project Antigone (2018), which premiered in the Royal Academy of Arts in her trilogy of exhibitions that also took place at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London. Antigone has been many years in the making and the ideas have manifested in other works over the past three decades, most significantly with Boots. This double-screen 35 mm one-hour film is an epic exploration of the artist’s sister’s name Antigone, which features poet and playwright Anne Carson and actor Stephen Dillane. The film project evokes the eponymous mythological figure and her blind and lame father, Oedipus. It is with great pleasure that Serralves Museum has been able to unite a series of early works that manifest the early thinking behind Antigone. Alongside these works, we are pleased to be able to show two of her most recent large-scale blackboard drawings and a multi-part photogravure from our Collection.

Concept: Tacita Dean and Marta Moreira de Almeida