Cologne

Cologne

Hélio Oiticica: Quasi-Cinemas

Kölnischer Kunstverein
Die Brücke Hahnenstraße 6
April 28–June 11, 2000

Brazilian constructivist Hélio Oiticica’s interactive sculptures and environments get plenty of international attention, but this show should enlarge perspective on the artist’s playfully experimental form—and seriously politicized content—by highlighting his little-discussed photo-based film work. Curator Carlos Basualdo focuses on the “quasi-cinema” slide-shows Oiticica organized in the ’70s. Rarely exhibited, the Cosmococcas—projected images of pop icons superimposed with drawings done in cocaine—will be shown here alongside Oiticica’s single directorial adventure, his 1972 Agripina é Roma Manhattan, shot in Super-8. Apr. 28–June XI; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Oct. 2001.