Quetzal Art Center, a contemporary art exhibition space of 450 m², is situated in a historically rich region in rural and scenic Alentejo (Portugal), far away from the metropolitan art hubs. From its inception, Quetzal focuses on the development of a contemporary art programme that is to appeal to both a specialist audience and a broader, curious public. It is driven by a desire to test art’s purpose outside the traditional institutional and commercial structures. Quetzal Art Center presents exhibitions with works by both established and emerging international artists, with an emphasis on finding connections between artistic generations, and stimulating curatorial experiment. Serving as the foundation of Quetzal’s artistic activities is the private art Collection de Bruin-Heijn.
The founders of Quinta do Quetzal are the Dutch couple Cees and Inge de Bruin. They have been collectors of contemporary art and patrons of culture for more than four decades. Aveline de Bruin, their daughter, directs and curates the art center.
Aveline de Bruin: “I love my mother’s quote that collecting is like picking flowers in a field, and so my job is to arrange them together.”
01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018
COLLABORATION DE BRUIN-HEIJN COLLECTION
ERICK BELTRÁN & JORGE SATORRE, LUCY MCKENZIE & LUCILE DESAMORY, JOHN ALTOON & ED RUSCHA, THOMAS SCHÜTTE & RICHARD DEACON, PHILIPPE PARRENO & RIRKRIT TIRANVANIJA, EMILIANO PERINO & LUCA VELE, JOHN BALDESSARI & MATT MULLICAN, MIKA ROTTENBERG & JON KESSLER