Sérgio B. Martins's Constructing an Avant-Garde: Art in Brazil, 1949-1979 (MIT PDF

By Sérgio B. Martins

ISBN-10: 0262019264

ISBN-13: 9780262019262

Brazilian avant-garde artists of the postwar period labored from a primary yet effective out-of-jointness. They have been modernist yet far away from modernism. Europeans and North american citizens may perhaps believe an identical displacement while viewing Brazilian avant-garde paintings; the unforeseen familiarity of the works serves to cause them to unexpected. In Constructing an Avant-Garde, Sérgio Martins seizes in this uncanny obliqueness and makes use of it because the foundation for a reconfigured account of the historical past of Brazil's avant-garde. His dialogue covers not just generally well known artists and teams -- together with Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Cildo Meireles, and neoconcretism -- but additionally vital artists and critics who're much less renowned open air Brazil, together with Mário Pedrosa, Ferreira Gullar, Amílcar de Castro, Luís Sacilotto, Antonio Dias, and Rubens Gerchman. Martins argues that artists of Brazil's postwar avant-garde up-to-date modernism in a fashion that used to be substantially at odds with ecu and North American artwork historic narratives. He describes defining episodes in Brazil's postwar avant-garde, discussing an important severe texts, together with Gullar's "Theory of the Non-Object," a phenomenological account of neoconcrete works of art; Oiticica, constructivity, and Mondrian; portraiture, self-portraiture, and id; the nonvisual flip and overlooked encounters with conceptualism; and monochrome, manifestos, and engagement.The Brazilian avant-garde's hijacking of modernism, Martins exhibits, won additional complexity as artists started to face their overseas minimalist and conceptualist contemporaries within the Sixties and Seventies. Reconfiguring not just artwork heritage yet their very own background, Brazilian avant-gardists have been capable of face modern demanding situations from a different -- and indirect -- standpoint.

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