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  • Hudinilson Jr., Narcisse–Gesto II (Narcissus–Gesture II), 1986, forty photo-copies, each 9 × 12 1⁄4".

    Hudinilson Jr., Narcisse–Gesto II (Narcissus–Gesture II), 1986, forty photo-copies, each 9 × 12 1⁄4".

    Hudinilson Jr.

    Galeria Jaqueline Martins

    The beginnings of Hudinilson Jr.’s solo artistic career in the early 1980s coincided with the final years of the dictatorship in Brazil. His initial forays in the artistic field had begun the previous decade, when he cofounded the 3Nós3 collective with Rafael França and Mario Ramiro. One of the group’s most ironic performances, Ensacamentos (Baggings), 1979, exemplifies these artists’ response to autocratic rule. At night, they roamed around São Paulo and used plastic bags to cover the faces of statues and monuments that invariably represented historical deeds related to military conquests. The

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