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Screening: Hélio Oiticica

February 18, 2017
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

Cesar Oiticica Filho’s first film is a visually striking found-footage documentary about the filmmaker’s uncle, the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980). Through rare archival audio and visual material, the documentary allows Oiticica himself to narrate his life and expound upon his art in his own words. The artist’s commentary guides us through his artistic development and expansive political and aesthetic interests, from his modernist paintings and sculptures in the 1960s to his expanded cinema installations and slide show environments of the 1970s, and from the favelas and the lively street life of Rio, New York and London to samba schools and the Tropicália cultural movement. 

Oiticica Filho introduces the screening, which is presented in association with the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium.