Helena de Almeida is possibly one of the best portuguese artists of all time, and definitely is one of the best living artists. Born in 1934, in Lisbon, Serralves now explores the work of a lifetime, and gives us the chance to visit a truly unique exhibition.

 

Helena Almeida

Helena Almeida

 

Helena Almeida at São Mamede

Helena Almeida at São Mamede

 

Helena Almeida explored many mediums and this exhibition shows a little bit of all that she did. However the main focus of the exhibition is the focal point of Helena Almeida’s work – the body.

 

Helena Almeida

Helena Almeida

 

Her work always surrounded her own body, making it central and calling it the work itself. Besides the most iconic “inhabited” paintings and the Photography that made her famous, there will be paintings from all of her career, including some of her initial abstract work – which can also be found here at São Mamede.

 

Helena Almeida

Helena Almeida

 

Helena Almeida

Helena Almeida

 

This is truly a unique chance to see the work of a lifetime of a living artist.

The exhibition opened on october 17 and will be on until January 10th.

 


And remember to check out our website to learn more about portuguese contemporary art – or better yet: pay us a visit in LisbonOporto or Algarve.

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