The exhibition is based on the transdisciplinary and transversal work by one of the most relevant figures in 20th-century Portuguese avant-garde. The exhibition both reviews and brings up to date Ernesto de Sousa’s body of work, showing, side by side, artists from different generations and nationalities, as well as new perspectives on the political, cultural and ideologic aspects which have shaped his career for more than two decades. This way, Ernesto de Sousa’s artistic and conceptual legacy is converted into a vast arena for experimentation, and a starting point for reflection on current artistic practices. Next to previously existing works, we show others which have been especially produced for this exhibition, in an unprecedented dialogue with a selection of works and documents from Ernesto de Sousa’s Archive.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Melanie Bonajo, Rita Sobral Campos, Vasco Costa, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Jannis Varelas, Supergood with Ernesto de Sousa
MAAT Av. Brasília – Central Tejo, Belém, Lisbon