Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame by Irene V. Small

By Irene V. Small

Hélio Oiticica (1937–80) used to be probably the most significant Brazilian artists of the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies. He was once a forerunner of participatory artwork, and his melding of geometric abstraction and physically engagement has motivated modern artists from Cildo Meireles and Ricardo Basbaum to Gabriel Orozco, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Olafur Eliasson. This e-book examines Oiticica’s notable works opposed to the backdrop of Brazil’s dramatic postwar push for modernization.

From Oiticica’s past due Nineteen Fifties experiments with portray and colour to his mid-1960s wearable Parangolés, Small lines a chain of inventive tactics that foreground the activation of the spectator. examining works, propositions, and a wealth of archival fabric, she exhibits how Oiticica’s perform recast—in a feeling “folded”—Brazil’s utopian imaginative and prescient of development in addition to the legacy of ecu positive artwork. eventually, the ebook argues that the effectiveness of Oiticica’s participatory works stems no longer from a renunciation of artwork, yet relatively from their skill to provide epistemological versions that reimagine the conventional limitations among artwork and life.

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