Loans in 2021

In 2021, more than 180 works from the CAM travelled north and south to exhibitions in Portugal and abroad.
Works by Anthony Green and Frank Bowling in the exhibition 'CAM's British Art Collection' at Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Photo: Luisa Ferreira

The CAM building has been closed since March 2020, but works from the Collection can still be seen in exhibitions within and outside the Foundation, including some of the most notable national and international museological institutions. Since February 2021, the CAM Collection has been represented in exhibitions from the north to the south of Portugal, even the Azores archipelago, as well as abroad, more specifically Zurich, Liverpool, London and New York.

In February, Helena Almeida’s video Ouve-me [Hear me] travelled to the Vera Wessels space in Zurich, for a film cycle. In March, the sculpture Armadura [Armour], by André Romão, was loaned to The Bluecoat Gallery, in Liverpool. In the same month, drawings by Sónia Delaunay and Almada Negreiros were exhibited in the Pavilhão Branco and works by Ana Hatherly travelled to the Azores for the exhibition A Escritora – Ana Hatherly na Coleção da FLAD [The Writer – Ana Hatherly in the FLAD Collection].


Exhibition 'Mitos…Non…Avesso', with Anna Franceschini, José de Guimarães, Horácio Frutuoso, Manoel Oliveira, Kiluanji Kia Henda. Integrated in the 1st exhibition cycle of the artistic programme of CIAJG, 'Nas margens da ficção', curated by Marta Mestre. Photo: Alexandre Delmar


In April, a significant group of drawings by Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso was loaned to the Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes, in Vila Nova de Gaia, and the sculpture Rei D. Sebastião (King Sebastian) was the highlight of the Margens da Ficção [On the Edges of Fiction] exhibition at the José de Guimarães International Arts Centre, in Guimarães. The following month, works by various artists were presented in the exhibition No Reino das Nuvens: os Artistas e a Invenção de Sintra (In the Kingdom of Clouds: Artists and the Invention of Sintra). In June, two paintings by Almada Negreiros and twenty-two by Francis Smith travelled to Chiado neighbourhood of Lisbon to take part in major exhibitions at the MNAC; also in Lisbon, the CAM loaned a series of drawings for the exhibition in tribute to Gäetan, organised by the Fundação Carmona e Costa at the SNBA.


View of the exhibition 'Desenhos e Caricaturas de Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso', Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes
View of the exhibition 'The New Babylonians. Crossing the Border', Galeria Municipal do Porto. Photo: Galeria Municipal do Porto / Dinis Santos


In July, the painting Almada I, by Júlio Pomar, joined the exhibition Os Livros de Júlio Pomar: Itinerância da leitura, escrita e pintura [The Books of Júlio Pomar: A Journey of Reading, Writing, Painting], and several paintings and drawings by Paula Rego flew to Tate Britain, in London, for the largest retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work, currently on show in the Hague, Netherlands. In September, the Galeria Municipal do Porto displayed a painting and a drawing by Almada Negreiros and a gouache by Sónia Delaunay. A substantial group of works from the CAM also travelled to the Museu Coleção Berardo, for the exhibition Matéria Luminal [Luminous Matter], to the Centro de Arte Oliva, Madeira, for a show dedicated to Jaime Fernandes and even to the Museu de Arte Contemporânea Nadir Afonso, in Chaves, to celebrate the centenary of this artist from Trás-os-Montes.


View of the exhibition 'Jaime: "vi uma cadela minha lobos"'. Photo: Dinis Santos, Centro de Arte Oliva


In October, drawings by João Abel Manta were exhibited in the Palácio da Cidadela, in Cascais, and Fernando Lemos and Fernando de Azevedo crossed the Atlantic to be presented in the MET, in New York, in an exhibition devoted to Surrealism. In November, several works by Menez were loaned to the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar. To conclude the year, in December, the CAM joined the celebrations for the centenary of Artur Cruzeiro Seixas with the loan of various pieces by the artist, which are currently on display at the SNBA.

Updated on 30 december 2021