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Regist(r)os: Artur Barrio.

MUSEU DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEA DE SERRALVES

Given the rise to prominence of an entire generation of Brazilian artists from the '6os and 70s--think Cildo Meireles and Tunga--it's a bit ironic that the radical work of Artur Barrio remains little known outside his own country. That should change with Serralves curator Joao Fernandes's 150-piece survey, which brings together registros--or documentation--of past "situations" in the form of photographs, slides, and books, as well as recent work. If Barrio's use of unconventional materials like bundles of meat and human waste has certain connections to "abject art," his ephemeral interventions carry a strong ethical and political charge. The catalogue should bring the work of this potent but neglected artistic force to a wider audience. Oct. 14-Dec. 24.
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Author:Amor, Monica
Publication:Artforum International
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:3BRAZ
Date:Sep 1, 2000
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