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  • Hudinilson Jr., untitled, 1979, woodcut on paper, sheet 8 5⁄8 × 11 3⁄4".

    Hudinilson Jr., untitled, 1979, woodcut on paper, sheet 8 5⁄8 × 11 3⁄4".

    “Hudinilson Jr.: Explicit"

    Pinacoteca do Estado / Estação Pinacoteca
    Praça da Luz, 2
    March 15–August 17, 2020

    Curated by Ana Maria Maia

    In 1980, at the height of Brazil’s repressive military regime, Hudinilson Urbano Jr. became infamous for scanning his own naked body on a photocopier on the premises of Pinacoteca de São Paulo. His flirtations with the machine, which had begun in the 1970s, brought new force to the task of making the personal political, which he also took up in his remarkable, densely collaged diaries. Early in his career, the artist worked for a television station and as a postal worker; the two jobs possibly prompted his pioneering approach to disseminating work via the mail, graffiti, billboards, and provocative street actions with Mario Ramiro and Rafael França (as the collaborative group 3Nós3). He passed away in 2013, too soon to see this major survey in Brazil, which will return his Xerox experiments to the site of their production. The museum will present roughly sixty works in varying media, including drawings and prints, to take the measure of his dynamic queer oeuvre.