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Upcoming Shanghai show to introduce Brazilian master

Updated: Aug 26, 2021 By Lin Qi chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Untitled, 1957. [Photo/Courtesy of Lisson Gallery]

Hélio Oiticica (1937-80) had a profound influence on the Brazilian avant-garde landscape.

HO in Motion, opening at Lisson Gallery's space in Shanghai on Sept 2 and running through Oct 30, will introduce to audiences the experimental practices of Oiticica. The works on show trace the complex evolution of his art, as the cosmopolitan traveler moved from Brazil to London and New York before returning to Rio de Janeiro, and his works became exuberant with a global vision to reflect changing cultural and social contexts.

On show are Oiticica's geometric paintings, which burst with the rhythm and spirit of Brazilian culture. There will also be an experimental video work titled Helioframes, made in 1979 in collaboration with the Brazilian filmmaker Ivan Cardoso.

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