Antonio Manuel

Antonio Manuel, Still from Loucura e cultura (Madness and Culture), 1973. Short film: 35 mm, B&W with sound. Courtesy the artist.

Antonio Manuel A discussion with the artist and screening of his short films Arte Hoje, Semi Ótica

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This discussion will include artist Antonio Manuel with Claudia Calirman and Gabriela Rangel, curators of his first solo exhibition in the U.S. Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent! currently on view at the Americas Society. The short films Arte Hoje (1976), Semi Ótica (1975) and Loucura & Cultura (1973) feature friends and fellow artists Rogério Duarte, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Luiz Carlos Saldanha and Caetano Veloso. During the most repressive years of the Brazilian military dictatorship (1968-1974), Antonio Manuel’s films, artworks and actions instigated controversial debates concerning institutional censorship.

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