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Helena Almeida at the Jeu de Paume: the outstanding retrospective “Corpus”

 

Yet to reach wider audiences, the exceptional Portuguese photographer Helena Almeida stuns with her sense of composition. Until May 22nd the Jeu de Paume is presenting the formal and fascinating explorations of this major artist.

Pintura habitada (Inhabited painting), 1975.

 

Seen as one of the most important contemporary Portuguese artists, although barely known in France, Helena Almeida has come to be recognised as a major player of performance art and on the conceptual art scene of the 1970s.

 

Photography, drawing, painting, video… Almeida’s work is as rich as it is complex. By combining genres she’s established an artistic code that is both universal and personal: her body becomes a body, private becomes public, her movements a collective dance.

Between self-hate and dissimulated narcissism, “Corpus” redefines the frontiers of introspection. 

 

 

 

Helena Almeida, “Corpus”, from February 9th to May 22nd 2016, Jeu de Paume, Paris

 

 

 

By Clara Blanca.

Pintura habitada (Inhabited painting), 1975.

Pintura habitada (Inhabited painting), 1975.

Saida negra (Black outing), 1995.

Saida negra (Black outing), 1995.

  • Saida negra (Black outing), 1995.

Seduzir (Seduce), 2002.

Dentro de mim (Inside myself), 1998.

Seduzir (Seduce), 2001.

Seduzir (Seduce), 2001.

Seduzir (Seduce), 2001.

Seduzir (Seduce), 2001.

Sem titulo (Untitled), 1968.

Interview with Takashi Murakami, a pop icon
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Interview with Takashi Murakami, a pop icon

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Albert Oehlen, the painter of pop culture exhibited at Palazzo Grassi in Venice
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Albert Oehlen, the painter of pop culture exhibited at Palazzo Grassi in Venice

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Artists and hackers, they hijack new technologies
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