<i>Semi Ótica</i>. 1975. Brazil. Directed by Antonio Manuel. Courtesy of the artist.

Apocalipopótese and After

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

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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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 Torquato Neto and critic Frederico 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. 9 min.

1963. Brazil. Directed by Lygia Pape. 1 min.

Hermetic Triumph
1972. Brazil. Directed by Rubens Gerchman. 12 min.

Semi Ótica
1975. Brazil. Directed by Antonio Manuel. 7 min.

Agripina é Roma-Manhattan
1972. USA. Directed by Hélio Oiticica. 15 min.

1979. Brazil. Directed by Ivan Cardoso. 13 min.

In conjunction with the exhibition Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988

In the Film exhibition On the Edge: Brazilian Film Experiments of the 1960s and Early 1970s

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