Helio Oiticica: Quasi-Cinemas

Helio Oiticica: Quasi-Cinemas




One of the most important exponents of contemporary art in South America, Helio Oiticica creates multimedia room installations which intertwine social themes, experimental elements, and appropriations from popular culture, film, and music. This book focuses on works which have rarely been seen elsewhere, works in which Oiticica questions the traditional relationship between the audience and the world of the movies, such as his "quasi-cinemas," which combine slide projections and music. The lavish nine-part sequence "Black Experiments in Cosmacocoa" is published here for the first time, alongside Oiticica's own notes and critical texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783775710954
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 9.24(w) x 11.88(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dan Cameron is senior curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. He has published hundereds of articles and reviews for such international journals as Artforum, Parkett, Frieze and Flash Art. His contributions to past museum catalogues can be found in Cildo Meireles, Paul McCarthy and William Kentridge. As an independent curator, Cameron has organized large-scale exhibitions including the Aperto at the 1988 Venice Biennale and Metro at the Deste Foundation in Athens.

Helio Oiticica was born in Brazil in 1937. His works have been exhibited around the world, including at Documenta X. The artist passed away in 1980.

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