Final venue of a tour around America for this exhibition, considered to be the first comprehensive retrospective in the USA of the Brazilian artist (1937-1980). Ranging from geometric paintings to immersive interactive environments and wearable works of art, the exhibition is also the first to explore in depth his New York years (1971-78) and his return to Rio (1978-80). It includes a restaging of his installation Eden, which was first revealed at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1969, and which included a pool of water, a sand-box in which visitors were encouraged to sit and a tent where the audience could listen to music and read magazines. Eden was an expression of Oiticica’s view that in order to encourage creativity one needed time to relax and think. The installation is reconstructed with help from the artist’s nephew César Oiticica Filho, the curator of the Project Hélio Oiticica in Brazil. A fully illustrated catalogue covering the artist’s entire career with essays by authors from the USA and Latin America accompanies the exhibition.
The exhibition Picasso Sculpture, previously showing some 140 works spanning 1902 to 1964 at MoMA, New York (until 7 February 2016), re-opens, in a reduced form, as Picasso: Scuptures (Musée Picasso, Paris: 8 March – 18 September 2016). MOMA installation reviewed by Rosalind McKeever, Burlington Magazine, December 2015 pp. 880-82 .
Pending the official call papers, 2017, from CAA, ASHAHS will then support the proposal that best advances our programming and complements the outstanding sessions of recent years.
This call invites proposals related to all periods in Iberian and Ibero-American art history and particularly welcomes those topics fostering cross-cultural and interdisciplinary connections. Prospective session Chairs may wish to consult last year’s CAA guidelines before submitting a session proposal abstract and CV to me no later than Monday, September 7, 2015. Please keep in mind the CAA restriction on submissions from individuals who have chaired sessions in the previous two years.
As always, while we evaluate proposals from prospective chairs on their scholarly strengths, all other factors being equal, priority will be given to current ASHAHS members who have paid dues for this calendar year.
We look forward to reading your submissions and in the meantime, please send any questions to Kelly Watt email@example.com