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On Aspects of Tropicalism

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On Aspects of Tropicalism


Fri, Sep 21, 2001 1:30 PM

Distinguished speakers discuss the work of Helio Oiticica in connection with an influenial Brazilian art movement of the 1960s. Tickets include gallery admission.

This symposium brings together distinguished speakers to talk about Helio Oiticica in connection with Tropicalism, an influential Brazilian art movement of the 1960s. Tropicalism was inspired by the early formulations of such Brazilian modernists as poet Oswaldo de Andrade and developed through the works of Oiticica and the syncretic music of Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, among others. Join us for this fascinating discussion about Oiticica's role in shaping Brazil's art scene and pioneering this movement of great social and political consequence.


Neville D'Almeida, filmmaker

Arto Lindsay, musician/producer

Edward Riedinger, cultural and political historian, professor and head,
Ohio State's Latin American Library Collection

Moderator: Carlos Basualdo, Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center

Due to travel difficulties, cultural critic Raul Antelo and film historian Ivana Bentes will be unable to attend.

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

Stephin Merrit

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt brings an acoustic set (and longtime bandmate Sam Davol) to our intimate Performance Space on Saturday, May 16.