In the exhibition catalogue, José Luís Porfírio outlines 3 exemplary stories in Portugal in the 1970s: Dulce d'Agro (Galeria Quadrum), Fernando Pernes (Museu Soares dos Reis) and Ernesto de Sousa (Alternativa Zero) -. they are, each in their own way, key players in the change that has taken place in the arts and mentalities. Galeria Quadrum, (...). Ernesto de Sousa was one of the main collaborators of Dulce d'Agro (1976-78) at Quadrum, creating radically new programs and at the same time establishing a large number of international contacts for the gallery
Fernando Pernes takes advantage of the space and opportunity of a traditional museum (Museu Soares dos Reis) to profoundly transform the art world in Portugal, starting from Porto.
The exhibition “Alternativa Zero”, (...) a varied universe of experiences, an “Art of Consciousness” that elects questioning and doubt as the main driver.
Photographs provided by CEMES (Isabel Alves).