The Misericórdia Church, in Silves, hosts the exhibition “Arvoredos e Canaviais II”, by artist Jorge Santos, until January 12th.

The exhibition, curated by João Silvério, aims to pay homage to the work of artist Jorge Santos and his memory, in the place where he was born. His artistic production, carried out over almost a quarter of a century, is very vast: drawings, paintings, screen prints, photographs, videos, sculptures, tiles and a very considerable number of the artist’s books, but also annotated notebooks where we find studies for various projects in each of these areas of creation, many of them accomplished and others that, being part of his work process, contributed to many other works, some of them unpublished.
The exhibition, the second in this cycle dedicated to his work, presents a selection of works very representative of his artistic career, from a more intimate perspective. It is a moment to share his memory and the legacy of a very unique, contemporary work closely linked to the human expression of a poetic and imaginary that is close to us.

It should be noted that his works were exhibited in Portugal and abroad, being represented in several private and institutional collections, namely at MAAT – Museu de Arte Arquitectura e Tecnologia; PLMJ Foundation; Madeira Corporate Services; CAMB – Manuel de Brito Art Center; Novo Banco Collection; Carmona e Costa Foundation; ANA – Airports of Portugal; and Art Library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (in Portugal); at the Foundation Centenera Jaraba (Spain); Haim Chanin Collectiona; and La Petite Escalère Collection (France); at The Beverly Hilton Hollywood (USA); and in the Vatican Apostolic Library (Vatican).

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday (weekdays)
10h00 – 18h00 (closes from 13h00 to 14h00 » last entry: 17h45)
(closes on December 25th and January 1st)