Julião Sarmento: White Nights
Text by John Baldessari, Douglas Gordon, Catherine Millet, Lawrence Weiner, Ulrich Wilmes, James Lingwood, et al.
One of the most prominent Portuguese artists of his generation, Julião Sarmento (born 1948) began exhibiting film, video, sound, painting, sculpture, installation and multimedia works in the 1970s, developing various site-specific projects and becoming famed for his silhouettes of female figures. He has exhibited his work extensively, both nationally and internationally, and, in 1997, represented Portugal at the Venice Biennale. Julião Sarmento: A Retrospective is published to coincide with an exhibition at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, and features works from the late 1960s to the present. Heavily illustrated--with 180 reproductions in color, including images of all the works in the exhibition--the catalogue includes a project conceived and developed especially for it by the artist in collaboration with writer James Salter, along with short texts by John Baldessari, Douglas Gordon, Lawrence Weiner and others.