• Hélio Oiticica, Neyrótika, 1973.

    Hélio Oiticica, Neyrótika, 1973.

    Hélio Oiticica: Quasi-cinemas

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    The Ohio State University 1871 North High Street
    September 18, 2001–December 30, 2002

    Kölnischer Kunstverein
    Die Brücke Hahnenstraße 6
    February 16–April 4, 2002

    New Museum
    235 Bowery
    July 26–October 13, 2002

    In this survey organized by the Wexner and coproduced by the Kölnischer Kunstverein and the New Museum in New York, curator Carlos Basualdo focuses on Hélio Oiticica’s “quasi-cinemas,” photo-based work like the “Block-Experiments in Cosmococa”— projected images of pop figures (Monroe, Hendrix, Buñuel) superimposed with drawings executed in cocaine. The Brazilian Conceptualist’s only film, Agripina e Roma Manhattan, and the slide show Neyrótika, shot in New York, are also being screened. The catalogue offers essays by Basualdo, Brazilian film historian Ivana Bentes, and New Museum senior curator Dan Cameron as well as little-translated writings by the artist.