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Almada, um Nome de Guerra at Cinemateca Portuguesa

Almada, um Nome de Guerra at Cinemateca Portuguesa

Reinterpretation of the "mixed media" Almada, um Nome de Guerra of Ernesto Sousa, composed of several film and slide projections simultaneously and by an elaborate sound component, which combines the music of Jorge Peixinho with the voice of Almada Negreiros. This mixed-media can be seen for the second time at the

2016

Almada, um Nome de Guerra at CAM in 2017

Almada, um Nome de Guerra at CAM in 2017

The projection of Almada, Um Nome de Guerra has been announced in the additional activities to the exhibition "José de Almada Negreiros: a way of being modern" at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in 2017. The projection in scheduled for friday, March 3rd (hour to be confirmed), at CAM's multipurpose

Dom Roberto in Coimbra in Novembro

Dom Roberto in Coimbra in Novembro

​Screening of Dom Roberto presented by Abílio Hernandez at the “Conservatório de Música de Coimbra”, on November 1st, 2016,

Almada Negreiros' exhibition in 2017

Almada Negreiros' exhibition in 2017

​CEMES is lending documentation and photos for the exhibition  "José de Almada Negreiros: a way of being modern", a comprehensive retrospective on the work of an artist who propelled the avant-garde in the 1910s and whose career spanned the 20th century.  Opens on February

Talk at FLUL

Talk at FLUL

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.With José Miranda Justo, Cláudia Pestana and Isabel Alves. It included the projection of images of Ernesto de Sousa and his

Exhibition "Decorativo, apenas? Júlio Pomar e a integração das Artes"

Exhibition "Decorativo, apenas? Júlio Pomar e a integração das Artes"

Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisbon, May 5th to September 4th de Setembro, 2016. Curated by Catarina Rosendo. The Ernesto de Sousa estate loaned drawings and photographs of Júlio Pomar's mural for Cinema Batalha, destroyed during Salazar's

2015

Festival FUSO 2015

Garden of the National Museum of Contemporary Art –  Museu do Chiado, 23h.Isabel Alves presents the film program Encontros Solares: Phil Niblock e Ernesto de Sousa.Phill Niblock, The Magic Sun, 1966, 17'. Joaquim Barata, Encontro do Guincho, 1969, 5'. Manuel Torres, Encontro do

O Que um Livro Pode

O Que um Livro Pode

Publicações em Acção, Atelier Real, 16h.Presentation of publications from the Ernesto de Sousa's estate, commented by Filipa Valadares (STET) and Isabel Alves

your body is my body — o teu corpo é o meu corpo: Ernesto de Sousa's poster collection

your body is my body — o teu corpo é o meu corpo: Ernesto de Sousa's poster collection

Berardo Collection Museum, April 17th to December 31st, 2015.The exhibition presents a selection of around four hundred art and political posters from Portugal and abroad, taken from the collection assembled by Ernesto de Sousa throughout his life, and dating from between 1933 and 1988.This series of posters, now

Work on the estate in exhibition

Work on the estate in exhibition

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris, February 4th to April 25th, 2015.Loan of Robert Filliou’s La Recherche sur L’Origine (1974) to integrate the exhibition "Pliure. Prologue (La Part du

Paperworks, Beyond Drawing

Paperworks, Beyond Drawing

Galeria Belo-Galsterer, January 29th to March 31st, 2015. Some works by Ernesto de Sousa are shown in this collective exhibition. On February 28th, the gallery hosts a conversation about Ernesto de Sousa's work with art historians Mariana Pinto dos Santos (IHA, Lisbon) and Margarida Medeiros (FCSH, Lisbon),

Anniversary of Art

Celebration of the 1.000.052nd Anniversary of Art, at Círculo de Artes Plásticas de

2014

Conference about Ernesto de Sousa

Conference about Ernesto de Sousa

ESAD, Caldas da Rainha.With Isabel Alves, Marta Galvão Lucas, Catarina Câmara Pereira and Luísa Soares de Oliveira. In the afternoon, a meeting at Estúdio with the presentation of Este é o Meu Corpo n.º

raum: online artist residencies

raum: online artist residencies

Residence by Ana Baliza, October 1st to 14th, 2014.The Visitor’s Profile: A digital archive for Ernesto de Sousa is available at

Túlia Saldanha at the Modern Art Center

Túlia Saldanha at the Modern Art Center

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CAM, June 5th to September 28th, 2014. Curated by Rita Fabiana and Liliana Coutinho.For Túlia Saldanha's retrospective exhibition CEMES lent photographic material, objects and texts. "The exhibition shows the work of one of the first artists to work in the field of

Ernesto de Sousa: O Teu Corpo é o Meu Corpo (1965-1975)

Ernesto de Sousa: O Teu Corpo é o Meu Corpo (1965-1975)

Album with photographs and texts by Ernesto de Sousa. Editing and text by Paula Pinto.Print run of 100 numbered copies + 10 copies out of trade. Additional copies will be printed on demand. Oporto, May 2014.Includes: unpublished poems (1965-1975), 35 pages of facsimiled texts and 10 contact sheets 29 x 24.5 cm

Ernesto de Sousa and Popular Art – Around the Exhibition 'Barristas e Imaginários'

Ernesto de Sousa and Popular Art – Around the Exhibition 'Barristas e Imaginários'

José de Guimarães International Arts Centre, April 26th to July 6th, 2014. Curated by Nuno Faria, with the assistance of João Covita.This exhibition aims to reactivate Ernesto de Sousa’s research into Portuguese popular art and sculpture, against the background of the 1964 exhibition,

Screening of "Alternativa Zero"

"Artes Plásticas, Teatro e Cinema em Contexto Revolucionário – 25 de Abril, Sempre" program, Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema.Screening of Alternativa Zero by Fernando Curado Matos (Super 8, 40', 1977). In Alternativa Zero Fernando Curado Matos documented the mythic

A Revolução Tem de Estar Perto

A Revolução Tem de Estar Perto

Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, March 15th to April 9th, 2014. Curated by José Bártolo.An in-progress curatorial project developed around the importance of Ernesto de Sousa and CAPC in building and sharing ideas of vanguard in the 70s and 80s. It is structured from the selection and

2013

"Crianças Autistas" film

"Crianças Autistas" film

Transcription of the film Crianças Autistas from 16mm to DVD, by CEMES.Ernesto de Sousa filmed João dos Santos interacting with autistic children. A rare document in which can be seen how easily João dos Santos addressed these children, letting himself be touched and observed by them, thus turning

Ernesto de Sousa, Vanguarda e Almada Negreiros

Presentation of the paper by João Rafael Ferreira Gomes. Colóquio Internacional Almada Negreiros, Calouste Gulbenkian

Almada, Um Nome de Guerra at Cinemateca

Almada Negreiros International Colloquium, Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema.Reinterpretation of Ernesto de Sousa's mixed media, composed of simultaneous film and slide projections and by an elaborated sound component that combines Jorge Peixinho's music with Almada's voice. If the main

Between Memory and Archive

Between Memory and Archive

Berardo Collection Museum, July 3rd, 2013 to January 5th, 2014. Curated by Ruth Rosengarten.The exhibition integrated Ernesto de Sousa's Revolution My Body nr. 2. Museum's

Projecto Sociedade: Exhibition "Arquivo"

Projecto Sociedade: Exhibition "Arquivo"

Galeria Fernando de Azevedo, SNBA, June 2nd, 2013.CEMES participated in "Um século em 24 horas" with memories from the SNBA and CFA, a series of interviews led by the curators Frederico Duarte and Nuno Faria, part of the

​Franklin Vilas Boas seen by Ernesto de Sousa

Permanent exhibition of the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon.The permanent exhibition of the museum now includes a donation by Ernesto de Sousa's estate – 17 sculptures by Franklin Vilas Boas and photographic documentation by Ernesto de Sousa showing his

2012

Are you Still Awake?

Are you Still Awake?

MNAC – Museu do Chiado, December 13th, 2012 to March 30th, 2013. Curated by Emília Tavares.Ernesto de Sousa was represented in the group exhibition Are you Still Awake? with the piece Revolution My Body nr. 2 (Super 8 film and performance, 1976) in which the public was invited to

Workshop "Revisiting Ernesto de Sousa in Kassel"

Curators’ Lab, Fábrica ASA Guimarães, November 28th to December 1st, 2012.This workshop was organized by António Contador and Filipa Ramos and centered on Ernesto de Sousa's slides of his visit to “Documenta 5". Further information on this workshop can be found in the book on

"Documentando Dom Roberto" at Cinemateca Portuguesa

Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema, November 2nd to December 3rd, 2012. CEMES and Cinemateca Portuguesa.On the fiftieth anniversary of Ernesto de Sousa's film Dom Roberto we present an exhibition of documents from the Ernesto de Sousa estate, news cutting of the production process, posters, memorabilia

Almada, Um Nome de Guerra and Nós Não Estamos Algures in Serralves

Almada, Um Nome de Guerra and Nós Não Estamos Algures in Serralves

Casa de Serralves, July 6th to August 26th, 2012. Exhibition and re-staging of Almada, Um Nome de Guerra and Nós Não Estamos Algures.Reinterpretation of two mixed media by Ernesto de Sousa Almada, Um Nome de Guerra and Nós Não Estamos Algures. Developed during the 1960s and 70s, these

50th Anniversary of Dom Roberto celebrated at Guimarães

Guimarães 2012 and the Center for Art and Architecture Affairs (CAAA) presented Documentando Dom Roberto, a selection of documents from the Ernesto de Sousa estate, contemporary to the production, development and premiere of the film: images of the making of, filming plans, news of the production process,

"Oralidade, futuro da arte?" published in Brazil

"Oralidade, futuro da arte?" published in Brazil

Collection of texts by Ernesto de Sousa written between 1957 and 1987. Editora Escrituras, Col. Ponte Velha, São Paulo.The book brings together texts and interviews published in magazines and some unpublished ones. The book's title refers to an essay presented at 1º Encontro de Críticos de

2011

Ernesto de Sousa and the Portuguese Primitives

Manuel Batoréo, Edição Caleidoscópio, Lisbon. Launch at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, November 27th, 2011.  Excerpt from the preface to Os "Primitivos Portugueses" e a Gravura do Norte da Europa:It's been about five decades since my friend Ernesto de Sousa, in one of

"Cartas do meu Magrebe" published by Tinta da China

Cartas do meu Magrebe by Ernesto de Sousa. Published by Tinta da China.Ernesto de Sousa a central character of Portuguese culture, particularly in visual and cinematic arts, is considered the forerunner of the so-called "new cinema". En route to Germany to present his movie Dom Roberto, Ernesto de Sousa

"O Que é a Vanguarda" read by Rafael Dionísio

The writer João Rafael Dionísio reads an excerpt from a text by Ernesto de Sousa on aesthetic and artistic

Open class on "Oralidade, Futuro da Arte"

FBAUP, Oporto, May 26, 2011. Open class by Isabel Alves, CEMES coordinator."... What is important is to begin"On the pretext of the work and life of Ernesto de Sousa (1921-1988), an essential character in a culture which we situate in a universe without constricting divisions or, in his own words, oblivious

Posters from the collection in exhibition at ZDB

"All Power to the People: A arte revolucionária de Emory Douglas e os Panteras Negras", Galeria Zé dos Bois, March 3rd to June 4th, 2011.CEMES lent posters from Ernesto de Sousa'a collection: Black Panthers, PAIGC, FRELIMO, among others. One of these posters, “Free Angela / Free our

2010

Ernesto de Sousa participates in "Jornal Mural"

Presented in the streets of Lisbon from November 4th onwards. Jornal Mural is an urban intervention conceived as means to create a situation where cultural agents try to address a specific audience: the population of the city of Lisbon while it goes on with its daily routine.The space opened up by this gesture

Ernesto de Sousa’s photographs interact with a poetic text by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

Magazine Vislumbres nr. 2: Portrait Rita Casanova (Embassy of Portugal), member of the editorial Board of nr. 2 of Vislumbres, is responsible for the inclusion of six Portuguese artists and writers.Vislumbres is a yearly journal. We quote from the editorial “its express aim is to offer a space for

2009

"Luiz Vaz 73" at Gulbenkian

"Luiz Vaz 73" at Gulbenkian

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CAM, November 17th to December 13th, 2009. Live performance on November 19th, by the Contemporary Music Group of Lisbon. Mixed media with electronic music by Jorge Peixinho and images by Ernesto de Sousa.The mixed media Luiz Vaz 73 was first displayed in 1975, at the 5th International

"The 70’s: Crossing Borders" at Gulbenkian

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CA, October 9th, 2009 to January 3rd, 2010. Curated by Raquel Henriques da Silva, research by Ana Filipa Candeias and Ana Ruivo, curatorial assistance by Rita Fabiana.Ernesto's decade is the object an exhibition at the Modern Art Center. Ernesto de Sousa's installation Olympia

What to Show Now

What to Show Now

Experimenta Design’09, Palácio Braamcamp, Pátio do Tijolo 25, September 9th to November 8th, 2009. CEMES in partnership with ESAD Matosinhos.Nine Portuguese designers were invited to this project, curated by José Manuel Bartolo, questioning them about the motivations that inform their work,

Projecto Chão and Paulo T. Silva evoke Ernesto de Sousa and Almada Negreiros

Projecto Chão and Paulo T. Silva evoke Ernesto de Sousa and Almada Negreiros

Rua Anchieta, nr. 31, July 22th to 29th. Organized by Projecto Chão.CalendarJuly 22nd to 29th, Wednesday to Wednesday, from 3PM to 8PM: Re Inventar o Dia Claro, installation by Paulo T. Silva.July 22nd to 29th, Wednesday to Wednesday, from 3PM to 8PM: Re Começar, an initial inventory of materials

Posters from the collection at the exhibition "À Esquerda da Esquerda"

Galeria Zé dos Bois, April 18th to May 2nd, 2009.CEMES lent posters from Ernesto de Sousa's collection for the exhibition "À Esquerda da Esquerda: Documentos para a História de uma

Presentation of CEMES at the "Entre-Margens" program

FCT's Chemistry Meeting Room. Program coordinated by Raquel Henriques da Silva (FCSH/UNL) and Rita Macedo (FCT/UNL). On the initiative of the Department of Conservation and Restoration, three board members, Emília Tavares, Marco Reixa and Isabel Alves presented Centro de Estudos Multidisciplinares Ernesto

2008

Book "Vanguarda & Outras Loas"

Vanguarda & Outras Loas: Percurso teórico de Ernesto de Sousa, an essay by Mariana Pinto dos Santos was published by Assírio &

Exhibition by José Rodrigues in Évora

Inquisition Palace, Évora, until August 31st.José Rodrigues presents an anthological exhibition where he shows the most experimental part of his work since 1972, when he crossed paths with Ernesto de Sousa. A Lettera 22 typewriter belonging to Ernesto de Sousa is part of the installation. José M.

"Dom Roberto" in Brazil

"Os Verdes Anos do Cinema Português" exhibition, São Paulo, August.The film Dom Roberto is part of this exhibition in São Paulo. The program has the support of the Portuguese Consulate in Brazil, through Instituto Camões and is already sponsored by Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Legal constitution of CEMES

Legal constitution of the non-profit association Centro de Estudos Multidisciplinares Ernesto de Sousa (CEMES).The association aims to represent the Ernesto de Sousa's estate and to bring together all the means necessary for its preservation and dissemination; the promotion and dissemination of art and culture in

Conversations on mixed media

"Um Teatro Sem Teatro" exhibition, Berardo Collection Museum. Conference by Ricardo Nicolau.Projection of the films Nós não estamos Algures (Ernesto de Sousa, 1969), O Encontro do Guincho (Ernesto de Sousa and Noronha da Costa, 1969) and Rotura (Ana Hatherly,

15 Years BES

Espaço Avenida, Av. da Liberdade 211, Lisbon, January 15th to 19th, 2008.The 15th anniversary of BES (Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship) was celebrated with the launch of the book 15 Anos da Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa and a vast program of installations, concerts and performances.Download the

1998

Revolution My Body: Ernesto de Sousa's retrospective

Revolution My Body: Ernesto de Sousa's retrospective

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, March 5th to April 26th, 1998. Commissioned by Helena de Freitas and Miguel Wandschneider. Catalogue with texts by the curators, José Mirand Justo and Margarida Medeiros.  The exhibition features João Paulo Feliciano's