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Hélio Oiticica in New York


Hélio Oiticica in New York. Edited by: Bachmann, Pauline; Neubauer, Susanne; Valentin, Andreas (2017). Berlin: Spree Druck Berlin GmbH.

Abstract

“Lygia, I came back from New York on the 19th; I stayed
one month, the exhibition was a great success and this time,
I feel that I am truly respected by the entire ar t world; the
Americans are more vital and they are more interested in
everything...”
Oiticica’s entry into the New York art world was hallmarked
by his successful participation in the group show
Information at the Museum of Modern Art that stirred much attention in the summer of
1970. In addition, Oiticica was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim
fellowship in 1971 allowing him to settle in New York for a longer
period. The following essay highlights some key aspects of Oiticica’s
artistic position within the New York art world of the 1970s, and seeks
to elaborate on his prior activities, which were strongly influenced
by his immediate surroundings: collaboration, the inclusion of new
media, collage techniques and filmic practices.
The first part of the text sheds light on the city’s disparate art
scenes, the second part introduces Loft 4, the artist’s home/studio
in the East Village and the projects developed there, and the third
part looks into Oiticica’s cosmopolitan side and his idea of a “world-
shelter” (“mundo-abrigo”), which can be found in the
Babylonestsn and his New York writings, Newyorkaises/Conglomerado

Abstract

“Lygia, I came back from New York on the 19th; I stayed
one month, the exhibition was a great success and this time,
I feel that I am truly respected by the entire ar t world; the
Americans are more vital and they are more interested in
everything...”
Oiticica’s entry into the New York art world was hallmarked
by his successful participation in the group show
Information at the Museum of Modern Art that stirred much attention in the summer of
1970. In addition, Oiticica was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim
fellowship in 1971 allowing him to settle in New York for a longer
period. The following essay highlights some key aspects of Oiticica’s
artistic position within the New York art world of the 1970s, and seeks
to elaborate on his prior activities, which were strongly influenced
by his immediate surroundings: collaboration, the inclusion of new
media, collage techniques and filmic practices.
The first part of the text sheds light on the city’s disparate art
scenes, the second part introduces Loft 4, the artist’s home/studio
in the East Village and the projects developed there, and the third
part looks into Oiticica’s cosmopolitan side and his idea of a “world-
shelter” (“mundo-abrigo”), which can be found in the
Babylonestsn and his New York writings, Newyorkaises/Conglomerado

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Romance Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
470 Latin & Italic languages
410 Linguistics
440 French & related languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
450 Italian, Romanian & related languages
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:08 Jan 2018 16:30
Last Modified:08 Jan 2018 16:30
Publisher:Spree Druck Berlin GmbH
Number of Pages:46
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.17169/FUDOCS_document_000000026678
Official URL:http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/docs/servlets/MCRFileNodeServlet/FUDOCS_derivate_000000007972/Publication_Bachmann_Neubauer_Valentin.pdf

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