February 16, 2016 - Jeu de Paume - Helena Almeida: Corpus
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February 16, 2016

Jeu de Paume

Helena Almeida, Pintura habitada (Inhabited Painting), 1975. Acrylic on photograph, 46 x 50 cm. Collection Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. Photo: Filipe Braga. © Fundação de Serralves, Porto.

Helena Almeida
Corpus
February 9–May 22, 2016

Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
France

www.jeudepaume.org
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Helena Almeida
Corpus
February 9–May 22, 2016

Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
France

www.jeudepaume.org
Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

"My work is my body, my body is my work" 

Through drawing, painting, photography and video, Helena Almeida (born Lisbon, 1934), calls into the question traditional disciplines, constantly seeking to transgress the limits of the canvas or the sheet of paper in order to create "habitable spaces" in which reality and representation intersect. In her works, her body, which is both subject and support, encounters and manipulates the surrounding world. As the site of both political and personal expression, it acts, touches, senses and marks, leaving behind it moving traces. Titled Corpus, the Jeu de Paume's retrospective presents, for the first time in France, a group of works that are emblematic of this major figure of contemporary Portuguese art, spanning the 1960s to the present day. 

 

Curators: João Ribas and Marta Almeida, Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto

An exhibition organized by Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, in collaboration with Jeu de Paume and WIELS, Centre d’art contemporain, Bruxelles. 

Neuflize Vie is the main sponsor for the exhibition Corpus.

 

A comprehensive catalogue on the artist's working process and the place of her work within the broader context of the Portuguese and international art scene since the 1970s accompanies the exhibition, with contributions by Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, Connie Butler, and Peggy Phelan, and an interview with the artist conducted by the curators of the exhibition. 

A programme of tours, talks and screenings accompanies the exhibition.

Programme
Visit with the curator João Ribas

February 23, 6pm 

Screening of Pintura Habitada de Joana Ascensão
February 23, 7pm 

Helena Almeida/Julião Sarmento: round table
February 24, 6:30pm 
Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France, Paris 

 

To have more information about the show and to get press images, please contact presse [​at​] jeudepaume.org.

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