Thursday, February 5, 2015


A visit to the Modern Art Museum (MAM). A very interesting museum for its architecture and art collection. Now showing the Brazilian sculptor Amilcar De Castro who reminds me so much Richard Serra (below preliminary layout for bigger sculptures).

Showing artworks of Helio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, two pillar Brazilian artists expanding the concept of  a Neo Concrete Art during 1960s- 1970s. I was intrigued by a Portuguese word Cosmococas that Oiticica used for a series of experimental installations that means  'almost cinema' including a multi sensorial experience with projections and staged materials. This work CC9: On Friendships, Prisons And Longing, has been chosen in a context of an exhibition based on artists that have worked on political concepts of anti- dictatorship
regimes. Oiticica dedicated this work to one of his best artist friends Carlos Vergara, a political active photographer and painter.

Another political Brazilian artist Nelson Leirner (below photo), with a more contemporary work called Shoot If You Can, 2001. Leirner is born in 1932 and his conviction is still so strong! 

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