Richard Tuttle: Memento/cENTER

MuseuSerralves, Porto, Portugal and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporenea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

June 28 – September 29, 2002

Two exhibitions, conceived autonomously for two museums in neighboring cities and countries–they were, nevertheless, envisioned by artist and curator as complimentary components of a larger, if intangible whole—thus, transcending the conventional time and space coordinates of an exhibition. At the Museu de Serravles, the artist’s sculptural ideas were intertwined with the romance of the villa, with the exhibition taking the form of a multi-part sculpture that occupied a number of rooms and spaces while generating an active interaction between art, viewer and architecture. At Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, the exhibition was inspired by the spirituality that permeates the city and the significance of the act of pilgrimage as a metaphor for the joy of life’s journey in all of its fullness.