reviews

  • Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida, CC5 Hendrix-War, 1973, slides, music, hammocks. Installation view.

    Hélio Oiticica “Quasi-Cinemas”

    Wexner Center for the Arts

    As a child there are three main things you learn about art. First, it’s supposed to be beautiful. Second, it’s something you shouldn’t touch. And third, if you stand in front of it for long enough, your feet will start to hurt. Certainly, art’s radical transformation in the late ’60s and early ’70s from self-contained object to multimedia installation cannot be ascribed entirely to orthopedic concerns. But their significance should not be overlooked. An interviewer argued to Marcel Broodthaers that the public’s preference for his Jardin d’hiver among the works in a 1974 Brussels show proved its

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