Brazilian Performance Art, 1960s to 1980s: An Aesthetics of the Margins
A lecture by Claudia Calirman
A lecture by Claudia Calirman was the second event as part of "Off hinge / off-center. Alternative histories for 20th century performance" series.
This talk explores how in the period from the 1960s through the 1980s, prominent Brazilian artists opted out of mainstream ideology and politics, rejecting bourgeois values as they affirmed their individual expression and defined an experimental artistic practice. They took up the term “marginality,” claiming that their work existed at the margins of society, both apart and alienated from the social established order.