260 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Portuguese/English
The Serralves Museum presents the first major exhibition dedicated to Silvestre Pestana (1949, Madeira). Over the last five decades, Pestana has built up an oeuvre as a visual artist, poet and performer. First associated with a group of experimental poets in the 1960s, Pestana went on to become a pioneer of performance and video art in Portugal, whose work addresses the connections between technology and art — from early computing, to virtually reality and drones. This book offers a crucial insight into the influence of experimental poetry in Pestana’s work, with an overview of the artist’s career.