Nas quebradas (Penetrable)

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Nas quebradas (Penetrable)

Edition: 1/3
Brazil, 1979
Collages
Wood, brick, and gravel
Dimensions variable
Purchased with funds provided by the Modern and Contemporary Art Council, JoAnn Busuttil, the American Art Deaccession Fund and anonymous donors (M.2005.62.5)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Hélio Oiticica is one of the most important Brazilian artists of his generation....
Hélio Oiticica is one of the most important Brazilian artists of his generation. Profoundly interested in color and space, he invented in 1960 his series of Penetrables, chromatic and dynamic environments meant to be experienced by the viewer who penetrates them. After moving to a favela (shantytown) in Rio de Janeiro in 1964, where he became a lead samba dancer, Oiticica made ephemeral three-dimensional installations based on the housing of those communities. These architecturally scaled structures are intended to be traversed bodily and experienced by all the senses. Ilona Katzew, 2008
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