Name Descriptor: Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980×
  • [Apocalipopótese no Pavilhão Japonês]
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980; Duarte, Rogério
    1968
    Hélio Oiticica and Rogério Duarte describe the group experience called Apocalipopótese, a hybrid term that combines the words Apocalypse, hypothesis, and hippopotamus. The essay is written in a decidedly irreverent, poetic style that establishes a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110621

  • [Letter] 1988 June 20, London [to] Adolpho Leirner
    Brett, Guy
    1988
    In this letter dated June 20, 1988, the English critic and curator Guy Brett expresses his gratitude to the Brazilian collector Adolpho Leirner and his wife, Fulvia Leirner, for the time they spent together in São Paolo. Brett is especially [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232349

  • [O meu interesse pelo livro de artista...]
    Dias, Antônio, 1944-
    1985
    In this essay Antonio Dias explains his interest in producing artist’s books, and lists some of his publications. He indicates his preference for projects that require a great deal of knowledge about printing techniques, and mentions his penchant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110586

  • A organização do delírio
    Favaretto, Celso F. (Celso Fernando), 1941-
    1992
    The professor and essay writer Celso Favaretto assesses the parameters that frame the work of Hélio Oiticica, from the experience of pure art to the statement made by environmental art. In Favaretto’s opinion, the path followed by the artist from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111408

  • A transição da côr do quadro para o espaço e o sentido de construtividade
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1962
    Hélio Oiticica presents his research into the transition from two-dimensional paintings to three-dimensional works of art, discussing some of his own projects—such as Invenções, Núcleos, and Penetráveis—and the designs for open air [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110351

  • Aparecimento do suprasensorial na arte brasileira
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1968
    In this essay, Hélio Oiticica discusses the ruptures to be created by a new objectual perspective in Brazilian art that he uses to define his concept of “super-sensory” experience. He is referring to art installations of an (inner) libertarian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110620

  • Arte Ambiental, arte pós-moderna, Helio Oiticica
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1966
    Critic Mário Pedrosa terms Hélio Oiticica’s recent work “post-modern,” given that he no longer relies on criteria established by Cubism, but rather on other innovative stimuli. In his judgment, this “post-modern” work begins a new cycle [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110622

  • Arte neoconcreta : uma experiência radical
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1984
    In this essay, Ferreira Gullar describes the context in which the Neo-Concrete art movement was created by artists in Rio de Janeiro. He outlines the movement’s evolution as he identifies key developments in its history, such as the series [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315414

  • As ideologias construtivas no ambiente cultural brasileiro
    Brito, Ronaldo Correia de
    1977
    In this essay Ronaldo Brito discusses Brazilian Constructivism as an integral part of an “organized cultural strategy” that was in effect from the 1940s to the 1960s and was closely aligned with “the country’s social and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315150

  • Concretismo / Neoconcretismo : quem é, quem não é, quem aderiu, quem precedeu, quem tangenciou, quem permaneceu, saiu, voltou, o concretismo existiu?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1977
    Frederico Morais uses an extremely long title to provide a précis of his essay. But it only complicates the simplified narratives of a movement—whose embrace of doctrinaire Constructivism was followed by a critical rift between Concrete [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315134

  • Cor e estrutura-cor
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1960
    The critic Ferreira Gullar discusses the result of the I Exposição Neoconcreta as he reviews the works shown by Aluísio Carvão and Hélio Oiticica. He mentions the novel approach taken by both artists in their use of the exhibition space, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091219

  • Côr, tempo e estrutura
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1960
    In this article, Hélio Oiticica explains what he means by the terms “color,” “time,” “structure,” and even “space” as applied to his work, underscoring the interrelationships between these elements and the organic nature of his art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110353

  • Crimen es ornamento
    Basualdo, Carlos, 1964-
    1994
    In Crimen es ornamento [Crime is Ornamental], the text of the exhibition catalogue of the homonymous show carried out in the Centro Cultural Parque España, Rosario (Argentina), between September 8 and October 2, 1994, Carlos Basualdo links the works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769182

  • Desexpl(l)os(ign)ção
    Campos, Haroldo de; Campos, Augusto de
    1997
    This brochure was designed in 1996 for the exhibition Desexp(l)os(ign)ição (a compound word meaning something like ignited-signs-that-do-not-explode-in-the-non-exhibition). This event was a historical celebration of the Exposiç& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315953

  • Dossier Argentine : Les Fils de Marx et Mondrian
    1971
    This report includes an extensive unsigned article as well as a number of important documents and photos. It begins by presenting the placement and positions of “the boldest artists of their country…and one of the most brilliant teams of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761610

  • Exorcizando o "Exoticado"
    Machado, Milton, 1947-
    1996
    Artist Milton Machado discusses the response abroad, specifically in England, to the group show Continuum Brazilian Art 1960s–1990s, held in Essex in 1995. Machado comments on the appeal of a certain “exoticism” attributed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110990

  • Fala, Hélio
    Pape, Lygia; Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1978
    Lygia Pape interviews Hélio Oiticica after he had returned from having lived for a period in New York. When asked about the term “Latin American art,” Oiticica says that he does not believe his work fits into that category, which he considers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111054

  • Hélio Oiticica
    Pereira, Carlos Alberto M.; Hollanda, Heloísa Buarque de, 1939-; Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1980
    This interview with Hélio Oiticica was conducted by the anthropologist Carlos Alberto Pereira and the literary critic Heloísa Buarque de Hollanda in Rio de Janeiro on October 15, 1979. Here the artist makes a clear distinction between political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110511

  • Helio Oiticica Retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery, until April 6: Oiticica talks to Guy Brett
    Brett, Guy; Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1969
    The English critic Guy Brett interviews Hélio Oiticica, who describes some of the concepts involved in the works exhibited at his London retrospective. The artist explains his concepts of creative participation, “crelazer” [a hybrid word [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110627

  • I Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta: 2 - O grupo do Rio
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1957
    This article reviews the works exhibited by carioca artists (from Rio de Janeiro) at the I Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta. The poet and critic Ferreira Gullar, who lives in Rio and is the leader of the local concrete art group, discusses the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090217

  • La caverne moderne : histoires de pénétrables
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    2000
    In this essay, Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas analyzes a fragment of modern Latin American art history, presented through the form of “penetrable” works. The critic describes the development of the form with respect to its representation as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159720

  • La instauración, entre la instalación y la performance
    Lagnado, Lisette, 1961-
    1997
    In this text, art critic Lisette Lagnado develops the concept “instauração” formulated by Tunga as a means to go beyond terms such as “instalação” and/or “performance,” which he deemed inapplicable. In Lagnado’s view, the word “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111435

  • Neoconcretismo e Merleau-Ponty : através
    Coutinho, Wilson, 1947-2003
    This essay by the Brazilian art critic Wilson Coutinho appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Ciclo de exposições sobre arte no Rio de Janeiro: 1. Neoconcretismo (Rio de Janeiro: Galeria de Arte BANERJ, 1984). The essay outlines [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315430

  • Nob não se conforma com a forma
    1967
    This article includes a description of Nova Objetividade Brasileira, the exhibition held in 1967 at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, and a discussion of some of the works that were shown there. The author provides a commentary on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110488

  • O hoje do ontem neoconcreto
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    1977
    In this essay, written for the paradigmatic exhibition Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro na Arte, Roberto Pontual discusses the survival of the Neo-Concrete art movement that existed “officially” for “a little less than two years, from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315192

  • Open up : an Introduction
    Ruiz, Alma
    1999
    In her introduction to the catalog for the exhibition, The Experimental Exercise of Freedom at the MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1999–2000), the curator Alma Ruiz explains that the purpose of the exhibition is to show [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160023

  • Parangolé : da anti-arte as apropriações ambientais de Oiticica
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1967
    These are Hélio Oiticica’s notes, written in 1966 and 1967, in which he outlines the basic descriptions for the “Parangolés,” his series of multicolored capes. He associates the series with the concept of “anti-art” and the active [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110631

  • Random trails for the noble savage
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    1996
    According to curator Carolina Ponce de León, the recent focus on multiculturalism, identity, and difference has lent renewed visibility to Latin American art, although it is understood strictly in terms of otherness. Multiculturalism has also given [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849085

  • Reescrevendo a história da arte latino-americana
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1997
    This essay by Frederico [de] Morais accepts as a given that the stigma of Latin American marginalization is due to its absence from the field of universal art or to its exclusion from metropolitan history and criticism of art. At the same time, some [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808314

  • Resposta a Cordeiro
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1977
    Ferreira Gullar uses his newspaper column to reply to an article that appeared in the Correio da Manhã in which Waldemar Cordeiro challenged his review of an exhibition of works by Concrete artists from São Paulo at the MAM-RJ (Museu de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315118

  • Rio : vertente construtiva
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1984
    In his introductory essay, Frederico Morais identifies the basic criteria underpinning the three retrospective exhibitions that were presented as part of the Ciclo de exposições sobre arte no Rio de Janeiro (1984). He briefly discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1317025

  • Sobre las estrategias de exhibición : Javier Téllez disiente de Eugenio Espinoza
    Téllez, Javier
    1998
    This article by artist Javier Téllez is a response to an earlier article by fellow Venezuelan artist Eugenio Espinoza on the practice of installations as “cubiculismo.” Téllez asserts that it is not surprising that Espinoza’s text contains [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154970

  • Sobre o "Projeto Cães de Caça"
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1961
    Hélio Oiticica describes the mock-up for the environmental project Cães de Caça [Hunting Dogs], a space consisting of five sets of works called “Penetráveis,” the “buried poem” by the writer and art critic [José Ribamar] Ferreira Gullar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110354

  • Un salto radical
    Brett, Guy
    1990
    This text by British critic Guy Brett analyzes Latin American art movements of the fifties and sixties, specifically Kinetic art, Op art, and Concretism. Brett argues that those movements formulated a radical change on the level of theory and of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808389

  • Works and problems : A conversation about the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection = Obras y Problemas : Una conversación entorno a la Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
    Jiménez, Ariel; Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    2001
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167515