São Paulo: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, MAM, 2011. b/w and color plates, cat., wrps, Plus 10 color plates with text on verso, one folded poster, all together in verso pocket of pict. jacket OCLC: 755945713. Item #97976
Several avant-garde trends are covered in the exhibition Ordem e Progresso: Vontade Construtiva na Arte Brasileira, (Order and Progress: Constructive Will in Brazil Art). The assembly part of a concept defined by Hélio Oiticica in 1967, wrote the text written for the exhibition. He defined the term “constructive will” as the form found here to assimilate foreign cultural aspects, digest them and then create something totally new and personal. “Still, we’ve always lived a tendency to ebb and flow,” says curator Philip Chaimovich. “The national production could draw its strength precisely from the conflict between personal identity and foreign influence,” he adds. The selection ranges from Concrete and Neoconcretists artists, such as Lygia Pape and Lothar Charoux, the names of video art like Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg, photos of Brasilia recorded by Thomaz Farkas and Mauro Restiffe. The period of military rule yields more political works, including that of Regina Silveira and the Argentinian León Ferrari (who lived in São Paulo from 1976 to 1991). It is also evident the presence of Beatriz Milhazes, creator of the painting “Love, ” and Meireles, with the installation entitled “camel.” ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE TEXT.