Marcelo Cidade is one of the 20 artists to participate in “Table of Dreams: Two Contemporary Art Collections”, on view at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea Nadir Afonso (MACNA) until October. An itinerant exhibition produced by the Serralves Foundation, it showcases approximately 30 works from the Serralves and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) collections.
It is thus through a dialogue between the two collections (the first, focused on international contemporary artists from the 1960s through the 2000s, the second in Portuguese drawing) that the viewer is invited to engage in a plurality of universes and aesthetic, political and poetic matters.
The exhibition does not focus on a single form of artistic expression but instead attempts to establish a confrontation between different modes of production and thinking. The intended dialectics is the reason behind the exhibition’s title, “Table of Dreams”. Taken from a poem by Portuguese poet and visual artist Alexandre O’Neill, the table represents here a metaphor and a source of living experience — a place of encounters, confrontations, communion, relaxation, and a social space, whether in the intimacy of the home or in an open and shared public space.
“Table of Dreams: Two Contemporary Art Collections”, group show featuring Alberto Carneiro, Alicia Framis, Ana Jotta, Blinky Palermo, Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos, Gabriel Orozco, Gabriela Albergaria, Giovanni Anselmo, Helena Almeida, James Lee Byars, Joaquim Bravo, Joel Fisher, José Pedro Croft, Julião Sarmento, Leonor Antunes, Luísa Correia Pereira, Marcelo Cidade, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Pedro Portugal and Silvia Bächli
Curated by João Silvério
On view from April 19th through October 14th, 2018