Supergood – Diálogos com Ernesto de Sousa

28/02—04/06/2018, MAAT Lisboa

Artists: Melanie Bonajo, Rita Sobral Campos, Vasco Costa, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Jannis Varelas, Supergood with Ernesto de Sousa.

Curator: Hugo Canoilas

The exhibition Supergood – Dialogues with Ernesto de Sousa is based on the transdisciplinary and transversal work by one of the most relevant figures in 20th-century Portuguese avant-garde. The exhibition both reviews and brings up to date Ernesto de Sousa’s body of work, showing, side by side, artists from different generations and nationalities, as well as new perspectives on the political, cultural and ideologic aspects which have shaped his career for more than two decades. This way, Ernesto de Sousa’s artistic and conceptual legacy is converted into a vast arena for experimentation, and a starting point for reflection on current artistic practices. Next to previously existing works, we show others which have been especially produced for this exhibition, in an unprecedented dialogue with a selection of works and documents from Ernesto de Sousa’s Archive.

For this exhibition, Supergood realised a suite of interventions and projects specific to the museum. Supergood estabblished the relation of a consultant to the museum, advising it in the delicate matter of exhibiting the legacy of a socially conscious, revolutionary artist in the framework of a cultural institution in the corporate-cultural continuum.

The artwork unfoldes across several platforms, formats and events: The exhibition title, the mediation program, the sponsoring surfaces, the gift shop, the opening event and a central interactive installation in the exhibition space.

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@supergood says muito obrigada to the fantastic crew of art educators and gallery assistants @maatmuseum we look forward to work with all of you and thank you for wearing our hats proudly 🙂 @nica_inesvasquez @joanaalbz @dani_figueiredo @marinacaresia #supergood #maat #maatlisboa

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