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Julião Sarmento in No brilho da pele

Selection of works by Julião Sarmento (Lisbon, 1948) that illustrate different approaches to themes such as desire, voyeurism and violence, central to the artist's practice.

With a multifaceted and profoundly coherent course, Julião Sarmento is one of the Portuguese artists with the greatest international projection, having been the target of two major retrospectives at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in 1992 and 2012, among several exhibitions for the whole world.

The present exhibition includes works executed from the 1970s to the present, covering different models of work by the artist throughout his career, such as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and installation. Exploring ambiguous territories associated with gestures of seduction and transgression, Julião Sarmento's work builds on himself, using a network of references to cinema, literature, popular culture, a study of everyday life and his own work.

"No brilho da pele" gathers works from the Serralves Collection, from the Aveiro Municipality Collection and from the Artist's Collection and integrates itself in the program of exhibitions and presentations of works from the Serralves Collection selected for the exhibition sites with the objective of creating the collection accessible to diverse audiences from all regions of the country.

Exhibition organized by the Museums of Aveiro in partnership with the Serralves Foundation - Museum of Contemporary Art and Commissioner of Joana Valsassina.

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