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Screening and Conversation: Andreas Valentin on Hélio Oiticica

March 2, 2017
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission, ticket required*

Brazilian artist and scholar Andreas Valentin recalls his time in New York City with artist Hélio Oiticica and screens a series of short films the two produced in collaboration. 

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

About the Speaker

Andreas Valentin is a professor of photography and art history at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and at Universidade Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. He has a PhD in social history from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Between 1980 and 2000 he photographed, researched, directed, and produced documentaries in the Amazon. He has written three books on the Amazon Parintins Boi-Bumbá Festival and worked as producer and assistant director in Werner Herzog’s film Fitzcarraldo. As an artist, in the 1970s he collaborated with Brazilian avant-garde artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–80), directing experimental Super 8 films. Recently, he won the Marc Ferrez photography prize, the most renowned award of its kind in Brazil, with a project involving Rio de Janeiro and Berlin. 

Call Me Helium. Photo courtesy Andreas Valentin.