Artistic experimentation in Rio during the 1960s culminated in the collective exhibition Apocalipopótese, in Rio’s Atero do Flamengo park. Documented in beautiful 16mm by the marginal poet Raymundo Amado, the exhibition included Lygia Pape’s Ovos (Eggs), cloth boxes from which an enclosed person breaks forth; Antonio Manuel’s Urnas quentes, wooden boxes that participants broke open to reveal slogans like “Down with the Dictatorship” and “Power to the People”; and poet Torcuato Neto and critic Federico Morais donning Oiticica’s Parangolé capes. The exhibition marked the passage from the 1960s to the 1970s in the work of the group of artists around Clark and Oiticica.

1968. Brazil. Directed by Raymundo Amado. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 9 min.

1963. Brazil. Directed by Lygia Pape. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 1 min.

Hermetic Triumph
1972. Brazil. Directed by Rubens Gerchman. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 12 min.

Semi Ótica
1975. Brazil. Directed by Antonio Manuel. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 7 min.

Agripina é Roma-Manhattan
1972. USA. Directed by Hélio Oiticica. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 15 min.

1979. Brazil. Directed by Ivan Cardoso. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 13 min.

  1. Friday, May 16, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Titus Theater 2

  2. Sunday, May 11, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3

  3. Saturday, May 10, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3