Rui Sanches: Retrospective

On 19 April 2001, the Centro de Arte Moderna opened the exhibition ‘Rui Sanches. Retrospective.’ While the CAM is currently closed, each month we invite you to revisit an exhibition from the past.
29 mar 2022

In April 2001, ten years after exhibiting Rui Sanches’ works on paper, the Centro de Arte Moderna opened a retrospective solo exhibition showing the relationship between sculpture and drawing in the artist’s work, organised and curated by Leonor Nazaré.


Rui Sanches, Untitled, 2000. Inv. 00E1036
Rui Sanches, 'A Marat', 1990. Inv. 91DP1538
Rui Sanches, 'Natureza Morta II', 1984. Inv. 86E450


The exhibition occupied three spaces in the Centro de Arte Moderna, beginning in the entrance hall, where a group of recent works was displayed, before continuing throughout floor 1, in a chronological layout, with the first section devoted to the artist’s work from the 1980s.

A selection of drawings was also displayed in the floor 0 gallery, in a permanent exhibition area devoted to works on paper. The CAM Collection was represented with the works A Marat [To Marat] and Natureza Morta II [Still Life II], on floor 1, and with the untitled sculpture on display in the entrance hall.



Initially scheduled to close on 19 July 2001, it proved to be such a success that it was extended to 2 September, with several mentions in the press. The exhibition was accompanied by a bilingual catalogue with an introduction by Jorge Molder and texts by Leonor Nazaré, Aurora Garcia and Nuno Faria, as well as reproductions of all the works on display and an anthology of interviews with Rui Sanches.

História das Exposições

On the digital catalogue you can explore the 1343 exhibitions held by the Foundation between 1957 and 2016.

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