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 organization of a documental archive directly related to events organized or attended by Ernesto de Sousa. In this context, we reconstitute the installation Olympia which was presented for the first time in the same black room at CAPC in 1979. Relevance and timeliness will be enhanced by a core of twenty posters and artist's proofs that, by showing the echoes of the 70s in the present day, allow for a contemporary reflection on its meaning, relevance and proximity. Art as a collective and permanent creation of festivity motivated Robert Filliou's realization of the Anniversary of Art, in 1973 in Aix-la-Chapelle, having its vows renewed on January 17, 1974, in Coimbra, at a party that commemorated the 1.000.011th Anniversary of Art. Following the event in Coimbra, Filliou told Ernesto de Sousa that the party might well have been the anticipation that a revolution had to be near. (José Bártolo)