Loan: Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium

July 2017, New York- JCMAC is delighted to announce the loan of Metaesquema, 1959 by Hélio Oiticica to the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium taking place at the Whitney Museum of American Art from July 14 to October 1, 2017.

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium is the first full-scale U.S. retrospective in two decades of the Brazilian artist’s work. One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Oiticica (1937—1980) made art that awakens us to our bodies, our senses, our feelings about being in the world: art that challenges us to assume a more active role.

One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Oiticica made art that awakens us to our bodies, our senses, our feelings about being in the world: art that challenges us to assume a more active role. Beginning with geometric investigations in painting and drawing, Oiticica soon shifted to sculpture, architectural installations, writing, film, and large-scale environments of an increasingly immersive nature, works that transformed the viewer from a spectator into an active participant.

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Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
July 14- October 1, 2017

Photo: Installation view of Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 14–October 1, 2017). From left to right, top to bottom: Metaesquema 362, 1958; P58 Spatial Relief, Red (P58 Relevo espacial, vermêlho), 1960; P52 Spatial Relief (P52 Relevo espacial), 1960; Metaesquema, c. 1956; Metaesquema, 1957; Metaesquema, 1959; Metaesquema, c. 1956; Sêco 10, 1956; Metaesquema, c. 1956; Grupo Frente, ca. 1955; Grupo Frente 136, 1956; Grupo Frente 73, 1955-56; Grupo Frente, ca. 1955. Photograph by Ron Amstutz