This will be the first major US retrospective in two decades dedicated to the Brazilian artist’s work. One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Oiticica made art that awakens the viewers’ bodies and senses: 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. The exhibition includes some of his large-scale installations, including Tropicalia and Eden, and examines the artist’s involvement with music and literature, as well as his response to politics and the social environment. Find out more about the Hélio Oiticica exhibition from the Whitney Museum’s website.
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