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Flávio de Carvalho – modern experimentalism and its echo in Helio Oiticica and Lygia Pape

Termin Label
Research Webinar
Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften
Online via Zoom

Lecture by Luiz Camillo Osorio as part of the lecture series Transatlantic Modernities between Brazil and Austria.

Flavio de Carvalho (1899-1973) was an outsider among the modernist artists in Brazil. Architect, painter, writer, performer, he created an original and polyphonic oeuvre that is still resonating today. One of the dialogues that shall be proposed in this lecture is between Carvalho’s work and the Neoconcrete artists, specially in the more experimental and performative developments of Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) and Lygia Pape (1927-2004) in the 1960’s.

Osorio will explore, after introducing Carvalho’s Experiential Theatre, his performances Experiências nº 2 and 3 and some of his more anthropophagic writings from the early 30’s, how they influenced in the early 60’s in the intertwining of art and life in the work of Oiticica and Pape, exploring also some experimental articulations between body, urban space and popular culture.

Luiz Camillo Osorio - Luiz Camillo Osorio (Rio de Janeiro, 1963) - Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the Philosophy Department at PUC-RJ. Curator Instituto PIPA. Researcher CNPQ. From 2009 until 2015 was Chief-Curator at the Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio). Curator of the Brazilian Pavillion at Venice Bienalle 2015. In 2010 was the curator of “O Desejo da Forma” with Robert Kudielka at the Akademie der Kunste/Berlim, in 2016 of “Alexander Calder e a arte brasileira” at Itau-Cultural SP and 2017 of the 35th Panorama da Arte Brasileira at the Museum of Modern Art São Paulo (MAM-SP).

Time: 9 am (Brazilian time) / 2 pm (Austria time) - duration 2 hours


Meeting-ID: 991 6687 8058

Language : English