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Conversation: The Gathering—Outlaw as Hero

April 27, 2017
Griffin Court
Free with museum admission, ticket required*

In response to the special exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, educator Kamilah Rashied and panelists George Aye, Nicole Marroquin, and Rebecca Stevens examine how their own practices disrupt institutional spaces, expanding beyond museum walls into urban landscapes. 

Hélio Oiticica (1937–80) is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for his significant contributions to the development of contemporary art. A relentless innovator always pushing the traditional boundaries of art, Oiticica moved rapidly and radically from early works influenced by European modernism to large-scale installations that were meant to be physically experienced and often to critique political and social issues. 

*Museum admission is free for Illinois residents every Thursday, 5:00–8:00—including during this event. 

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Luiz Fernando Guimarães wearing Oiticica’s P30 Parangolé Cape 23, M’Way Ke, at the West Side Piers, New York, 1972 . Private Collection, © César and Claudio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro.