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Contact sheet by Afonso Ropperto showing performance of Xerox Action, 1980, by Hudinilson Jr.

Hudinilson Jr.

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil | São Paulo

Contact sheet by Afonso Ropperto showing performance of Xerox Action, 1980, by Hudinilson Jr.

“Zone of Tension” was the first institutional retrospective of Hudinilson Jr.’s work, and follows his untimely passing in 2013 at the age of fifty-six. It was only appropriate that the exhibition take place at the multipurpose Centro Cultural São Paulo; situated close to the artist’s former studio/apartment, the center was a regular stop on his walks through the city, and he donated many works to it over the years. Indeed, the exhibition drew works largely from the center’s collections, as well as from the holdings of the artist’s family, and it was organized by the Centro Cultural’s visual arts team, composed of curators Marcio Harum and Maria Adelaide Pontes and senior researcher Maria Olímpia Vassão, all three of whom had long, personal relationships with the artist.

Some fifty works—ranging from scrapbooks, xerographic pieces, mail art, and collages to installations and

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