Watch now: Hélio Oiticica at Lisson Gallery New York
3 November 2020
Watch a video of the exhibition Hélio Oiticica at Lisson Gallery, accompanied by original audio from 1979 of the artist describing his process, maquettes and unrealized projects.
The dual-part exhibition, across both New York spaces, demonstrates the profound impact Oiticica's ideas had on the wider art world, both past and present. The works featured here include examples of his exploration and expansion of formal artistic modes, and layered approach, pushing the boundaries of the possibilities of color and structure, as well as representations of his investigation into experiential, environmental art and interactive installation. From Hunting Dogs Project (Projeto cães de caça) (1961), which sets the precedent for much of the later sculptural work, to Tropicália (1966-67) which was the first architecturally scaled installation, as well as early works on paper from his well-known Sêcos and Metaesquemas series, the exhibition takes the viewer on a journey through the multidimensional development in his short but prolific career.
Read more about the exhibition here.