The exhibition on Hélio Oiticica at the MMK in Frankfurt was just extended and will run until February 22. I had the chance to take a private tour in December and highly recommend a visit! Oiticica’s work is scattered among collectors and museums, and this is a rare chance to see much of it in one place.
Oiticica was a Brazilian artist who unfortunately died barely past 40. He started looking at Suprematism when he was about 17 years old and painted in a comparable manner, moving on to work with sculpture, film, sound, architecture, and light. His work invites the spectator to interact with it; it is quite playful. He moved from Brazil to New York, and his experiences in its drug culture and nightlife seem symbolized in the last piece exhibited in Frankfurt: a heavy black stone in the shape of Manhattan.
Hélio Oiticica: The Great Labyrinth is on display at MMK Frankfurt until February 22.
For more information, visit www.mmk-frankfurt.de.
Photos: Courtesy of Kostas Murkudis