Case Study: Antonio Manuel’s Body Art and Media Appropriation
A seminar by Claudia Calirman
Antonio Manuel, "Represion Again", 1968
The seminar accompanies the lecture by Claudia Calirman, given a day before.
This conversation explores the work of Antonio Manuel (b. 1947), one of the artists who will represent Brazil in the next Venice Biennial (2015). During the most repressive years of the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for two decades (1964-85), Manuel combined innovative and provocative artistic forms with a political undercurrent, emphasizing the desire to reconcile new modes of artistic practices with a simultaneous concern for local politics. He used Media-based artworks and Body art as strategies to communicate with the public and to subvert the arbitrary rules of censorship.
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Claudia Calirman is Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, in the Department of Art and Music and at the Macaulay Honors Program. She is a 2013 recipient of the Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation. She is the author of Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles (Duke University Press, 2012), which received the 2013 Arvey Book Award for best book of the year by the Association for Latin American Art. She was the chief curator at Location One, a non-for-profit organization for artists’ international residencies in New York City (2010-2013).