Rui Chafes in Serralves

The work ‘Burning in A forbidden sea,’ by Rui Chafes, travelled to Porto for an exhibition of the artist’s work, which opened to the public on 21 July, at the Museu de Serralves.
Rui Chafes, 'Burning in A forbidden Sea', 2011. Inv. 14E1758

Until February 2023, the Contemporary Art Museum of the Fundação de Serralves is hosting an exhibition devoted to the work of the sculptor Rui Chafes (1966), regarded as one of the most important Portuguese sculptors today. Entitled Chegar sem partir (Arriving without leaving), a reference to the cyclic nature of time, this retrospective exhibition is curated by Philippe Vergne and Inês Grosso

Arranged in close collaboration with the artist, the display occupies various rooms in the museum, as well as some spaces in the surrounding park, and includes works created throughout his career, which already spans three decades, as well as new sculptures designed specifically for the spaces of the Serralves.

The CAM is participating in this project by loaning the sculpture Burning in A forbidden sea, a large-scale iron work made in 2011 and purchased three years later, following the exhibition Peso do Paraíso (The Weight of Paradise, CAM, 2014).

Updated on 23 august 2022

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