Seeing art as “a visionary, global language”, Portuguese brothers Manuel and Miguel Leal Rios have devoted themselves to building their collection.
With Miguel Leal Rios acting as the curator for the collection, the two brothers decided to open the Leal Rios Foundation up to the public in 2012, using a 1 000-sqaure-meter former auto repair shop as its space. Located just south of Lisbon’s airport the collection presents works of all genres of contemporary art in temporary, themed exhibitions every year.
In addition to national artists such as Helena Almeida, Francico Tropa, Julião Sarmento or João Penalva the collection also inludes internationally recognized names such as Erwin Wurm, Matt Mullican, Lawrence Weiner, Anthony McCall, John Baldessari, Becky Beasley and Allan Sekula, as well as regularly devoting the exhibition space to presentations centered on design.
Until April 7th 2018 the Leal Rios Foundation will be presenting “Near Fields”, an exhibition made up exclusively of works from the private collection, featuring the artists João Paulo Feliciano, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Anthony McCall, Tristan Perich, Pedro Diniz Reis, Scott Short, Rui Toscano and Jorinde Voigt.
Here, we present artworks and installation views from the exhibition “Near Fields” at the Leal Rios Foundation.