Ernesto de Sousa, Exercises of Poetic Communication with Other Aesthetic Operators

27 november 2021 to 27 february 2022
multiple locations
Ernesto de Sousa, Exercises of Poetic Communication with Other Aesthetic Operators

Ernesto de Sousa (1921–1988) was a major and multifaceted figure from the Portuguese avant-garde, artist, poet, critic, essayist, curator, editor, filmmaker and a promoter of experimental ideas and artistic expressions. This exhibition, organized on the centenary of his birth, seeks to pay tribute to his kaleidoscopic vision of art through an intergenerational, transhistorical dialogic approach with his work and his archives.

Reflecting questions of hierarchy, authorship, and the complexity of framing, encapsulating or dividing within the multiple and complementary practices of Ernesto de Sousa – whose motto “Your Body is My Body, My Body is Your Body” serves as a poetic manifesto –, this exhibition presents the different aspects of his oeuvre (visual, poetical and theoretical), and his outstanding inventiveness of concepts. The works, the archives and the texts will be addressed through the re-reading, the alliteration, the displacement, the activation by the punctual interventions of contemporary Portuguese and international artists as many ‘aesthetic operators’.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm


curator: Lilou Vidal

Works of José de Almada Negreiros, Oficina Arara, Pedro Barateiro, Isabel Carvalho, Salomé Lamas, Hanne Lippard, Sarah Margnetti, Franklin Vilas Boas Neto, Rosa Ramalho, Nils Alix-Tabeling, Treffen in Guincho (Filipe André Alves, Hugo Canoilas, Clothilde, Vasco Futscher, Sophia Hörmann, Fernando Mesquita, Thea Möller, Nikolai Nekh, Sofia Montanha, Pedro Diniz Reis, Maddison Rowe, Andreia Santana and Anna Schachinger), Nora Turato, Ricardo Valentim


Rua Alberto Oliveira, Palácio dos Coruchéus, 52 215 830 010