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Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 5-7 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."

 

FUN & GAMES AT THE WHITNEY WITH HELIO OITICICA

Helio Oiticica (1937–1980), installation view of Tropicália (1966–67) at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2016. Plants, sand, birds, and poems by Roberta Camila Salgado, dimensions variable. Collection of César and Claudio Oiticica. © César and Claudio Oiticica. Image courtesy Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Photograph by Bryan Conley.
If you don’t care much for painting or sculpture, but want to have a fun time reliving the heady days of the late ‘60s and the early ‘70s, when postmodernism was still (relatively) fresh & original, let me recommend “Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art (through October 1). Read More 
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