The VRC has added images from the catalogue, Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, accompanying the first comprehensive U.S. traveling retrospective of the influential Brazilian artist’s work in over two decades. Now on view at the Whitney through Oct. 1st, the exhibition (along with this illustrated volume) covers the entirety of the artist's career, with an emphasis on his New York period from 1971 until 1978. In addition, it doesn't just examine his most renowned works, but also explores his involvement with literature, music and his response to politics and the social environment in Brazil. Whether with his early, crisp neo-concrete paintings and colorful geometric sculptures, or with his wearable Parangolés sculptures and immersive tropical installations, Hélio Oiticica (1937—1980) has proven to be one of the most original artists of the 20th c., revolutionizing participatory art.
Here is a sneak peak provided by The Whitney and The Carnegie Museum of Art:
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Hélio Oiticica, Nildo da Mangueira with Parangolé P15 Cape 11 (“I Embody Revolt”), 1967. Photo by Claudio Oiticica © Projeto Hélio Oiticica.
Jul 31 2017