Oiticica : Art and Crisis

NCAD Lecturer and contributor to MA Art in the Contemporary World, Emma Mahony, will take part in the Irish Museum of Modern Art Talks and Lectures programme.

Lecture | Emma Mahony
Wednesday 10 September, 6.00 – 7.00pm, Lecture Room, IMMA

Emma Mahony (Associate Lecturer, NCAD), will examine how Oiticica’s practice has been inspired by the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and more widely how the informal city has been perceived by artists and intellectuals (on the left) as a site of resistance where, as curator Carlos Basualdo notes: original forms of socialization, alternative economies and various forms of aesthetic agency are produced (Carlos Basualdo (2003), On the Expression of the Crisis, in Francesco Bonami (ed.), Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, Venice: Biennale, p. 243).

About Speaker:

Emma Mahony lectures on graduate and undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, where she is also a PhD researcher. She is also a visiting lecturer at the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin (UCD). From 2004 – 8 she was exhibitions curator for the Hayward Gallery, London.

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