• Juan Hidalgo

    Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

    In 1964, Juan Hidalgo was a founding member of ZAJ—an avant-garde collective crucial to Spanish art during the Franco years. The group has been compared to Fluxus, thanks to its roots in experimental music and its sense of humor. Hidalgo’s work straddles the fields of poetry, performance, and music, all with a cultural sensibility based in Zen thought, which he studied in Italy. The content of his performances and writings—“etcéteras,” as he called them, “public documents” in the form of poster-invitations bearing clever and irreverent phrases—has often been markedly sexual. At the famous

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