The work of Helena Almeida - Meu Amigo (My Friend)- which gives the title to the exhibition, symbolizes the sharing and artistic companionship that punctuated Ernesto de Sousa's entire life. His aesthetic, historical and critical activity developed from neorealism to the most revolutionary neo-avant-garde of the 60s and 70s, including the dawns of post-modernity and reference studies on popular sculpture. The actions and art projects he carried out were always marked by multiple relationships of creative complicity, which are very evident in the multiplicity and representativeness of the works in his collection.
These artists and these works are an emotional and aesthetic resonance of Ernesto de Sousa's unique path, and also allow us a retrospective look at the panorama of contemporary Portuguese art and its international context.
Foto © José Manuel Costa Alves