Gallery Talk – The Neoconcrete Experience and its Legacy: A Brazilian Artistic Reinvention
Rebelling against the positivism of the Concrete movement, Brazilian artists of the late 1950s sought to reinvent Concretism by reclaiming the body and promoting a more heightened sensorial experience of the work. Carla Melo from the School of Theatre and Film at ASU leads a journey through the works and contexts of the major exponents of this movement while also exploring the ways in which it has impacted contemporary art-making in Brazil.
IMAGE: Hélio Oiticica (Brazil, 1937-1980), Metaesquema, 1958-59. Gouache on cardboard. Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle.