Vieira da Silva in Marseille

Eleven works by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, belonging to the CAM Collection, will travel to the Musée Cantini, in Marseille, for the exhibition Vieira da Silva: L’oeil du labyrinthe.
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, 'L'Aqueduc', 1955-57. Inv. 86PE95

Eleven works by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, belonging to the CAM Collection, will travel to the Musée Cantini, in Marseille, for the exhibition Vieira da Silva: L’oeil du labyrinthe.

From 9 June 2022, the Musée Cantini, in Marseille, will be host to the exhibition Vieira da Silva: L’oeil du labyrinthe, carried out with the support of the Gulbenkian Foundation, in collaboration with the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery and the Dijon Museum, where the exhibition will continue in December this year.

Part of the 2022 Portugal-France Season, this retrospective exhibition dedicated to Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992) brings together a collection of one hundred paintings and drawings by the Portuguese artist. The show highlights some of the key themes of her work, such as urban transformations and the continuous questioning of perspective.

 

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, 'Personnages dans la rue', 1948. Inv. 82PE109

 

It is organised chronologically, beginning with her production from the 1920s, when she started her career in Lisbon, and ending in the 1980s, by which time she had already settled in France. Eleven paintings from the Collection of the Modern Art Centre will travel to Marseille to participate in this project, curated by Guillaume Theulière.

Vieira da Silva: L’oeil du labyrinthe will be on display in the Musée Cantini until 6 November. The exhibition will be accompanied by a complementary programme that will include two conferences chaired by the curator.

Updated on 30 may 2022

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