Dr. Sergio Martins: Object and environment in 1968: two paradigms

Vortrag, Mittwoch, 12. Januar 2022, 16:30 Uhr, Seminarraum Bibliothek

Antonio Dias

Object and environment became key artistic categories in various different contexts throughout the 1960s. In this talk, we will compare two different ways of articulating those categories: that of the Brazilian environmental programme spearheaded by Hélio Oiticica, in Rio de Janeiro, and that of the Fluxus-inspired collective Art Terminal, in Milan. What both have in common is the participation of Brazilian artist Antonio Dias, a close friend of Oiticica who moved to Milan in 1968. Using Dias's trajectory as a pivotal point, we will discuss how different approaches to spectatorial participation and the commodity inform those contrasting environmental paradigms.