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Lecture | Emma Mahony

Wednesday 10 September, 6.00 - 7.00pm, Lecture Room, IMMA 

Oiticica : Art and Crisis 

Emma Mahony (Associate Lecturer, NCAD), will examine how Oiticicas 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).

To facilitate talk attendees, the exhibition Helio Oiticica: Propositions, remains open until 6.00pm.

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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