Helio Oiticica: Folding the Frame (Hardback)Irene V. Small (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1361 g
Dimensions: 262 x 224 x 28 mm
"H lio Oiticica brilliantly manages to fill gaps in knowledge about this important artist while challenging conventional wisdom through both archival research and adept analysis of art works. Small is wonderful at making points visually--by reference to certain details of art objects or documents--and does it in lucid, striking prose. This study will set a high bar for scholarship to come."--Carrie Lambert-Beatty, author of Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s
"By leading us through the mind of Oiticica--a task no less simple than a tour of Marcel Duchamp's imagination--Small demonstrates that his engagement with the world was far more profound than merely asking viewers to participate in an artwork (although he certainly did this). Inviting us to behold Oiticica's remarkably responsive and iconoclastic posture toward his environment, Small reveals that engaging with the structures of the fold and the frame prompted him to chart remarkably iconoclastic epistemologies."
H lio Oiticica: Folding the Frame is based on an impressive amount of meticulous archival research, evident for example in some previously unpublished illustrations. There is powerful analysis of some less well-known works, such as Ready Constructible (1978-1979) and MadeOn-The-Body-Cape, a project that Oiticica completed following his Whitechapel experience (1970), enriching our knowledge of Oiticica's practice and writings. Small's work contains sophisticated language and continuous reference to a dense theoretical and historical heritage.--Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies
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