Helena Almeida: My Work is My Body, My Body is My Work
Catalogue of the exhibition

"Helena Almeida: My Work is My Body, My Body is My Work" surveys the œuvre of renowned Portuguese artist Helena Almeida (Lisbon, 1934) from the 1960s to today. Featuring more than eighty works, including paintings, photographs, performances, videos and drawings from a number of Portuguese and international collections, the exhibition brings together the photographic series for which Almeida is best known, with rarely-seen pieces in various media from throughout her artistic career.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition presented at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeu de Paume and WIELS, this book delves into Almeida’s working process and the place of her work within the broader context of contemporary art over nearly five decades. It offers new insights into the central concerns that define her practice, in particular her interest in breaking the confines of pictorial and narrative space, and the role of the body. With comprehensive scholarship and visual material reflecting an intensive curatorial and research process, the publication provides a rigorous and unique perspective on Almeida’s art.


Published by Jeu de Paume (Paris), Fundação de Serralves (Porto) and Wiels (Bruxelles).
Texts by Pascal Blanchard, Jean-François Chevrier, Matthieu Rivallin and Pia Viewing.
French, English and Portuguese editions.
240 pages, 200 pictures, 39 euros.


To buy the catalogue: www.librairiejeudepaume.org

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