Against Abstraction, Works of the CGD Collection in Sines

Against Abstraction, Works of the CGD Collection in Sines
One of the five parts of the work

As from 6 July onwards the work "This is Painting on Paper", 1977, by Ernesto de Sousa integrates the exhibition"Against Abstraction", works of the Collection of of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, curated by Sandra Vieira Jurgens at the Sines Cultural Centre. 

This work is composed by 3 photomontages on contact sheet (gelatin silver prints, 50 × 50 cm each), an envelope (11.2 × 21.8 cm) and a shoe polishing towel (37.5 × 9.7 cm); each one of the elements mounted on painted cardboard, glued on wood (50 × 50 cm), 1977. Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection.

Ernesto de Sousa submits Isto é Pintura sobre Papel (This is Painting on Paper) for the group exhibition "O Papel como Suporte" at SNBA, 1977. The jury selected 3 of the 5 elements of the work. Questioning this decision, he takes his piece down at the opening and brings with him a photographer to register this action. Later that year, he publishes the pamphlet  "In the manner of artistic guerrilla… or petty myths… or yet all the artist pisses is a work of art!" featuring his correspondence with SNBA's Direction Board and photos of the work's withdrawal.